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Livingston gets another chance in Charlotte

Posted on: July 15, 2010 2:25 pm
 
LAS VEGAS -- One of the feel-good stories of 2009 Summer League was Shaun Livingston getting another chance with the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Thursday, Livingston was finalizing a three-year deal with the Charlotte Bobcats that will give him his best opportunity yet to revive his once-promising career.

Livingston has agreed to a three-year deal with the Bobcats, with the third year partially guaranteed, two people familiar with the agreement confirmed to CBSSports.com. Livingston, still only 24 as he continues the long road back from a catastrophic knee injury suffered in 2007 with the Clippers, is expected to get a chance to compete with D.J. Augustin to be the Bobcats' starting point guard, one of the people with knowledge of the circumstances said.

In any event, Livingston's signing -- which was not yet official as of Thursday afternoon, the sources said -- would seem to preclude the Bobcats from pursuing point guard Ramon Sessions, who is expected to be dealt by the Timberwolves. As Royce Young pointed out in the Facts & Rumors blog , Indiana is a logical landing spot for Sessions, the odd man out amid Minnesota GM David Kahn's latest bolstering of the point-guard position with his signing of Luke Ridnour to a four-year, $16 million deal.

Livingston, the No. 4 pick of the 2004 draft, averaged 11.3 points and 5.8 assists in 36 games with Oklahoma City and Washington last season. In 26 games (18 starts) with the Wizards, he averaged 13.0 points, 6.2 assists and shot 54 percent from the field.
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Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2010 3:33 pm
 

Livingston gets another chance in Charlotte

Good luck to Shaun Livingston, it's a shame his career got derailed by that horrible knee injury, he was showing some real potential back then. He still showed some flashes back when he did get a few minutes with the Heat so for his sake I hope he can turn that into something more sustainable and consistent.



Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2010 11:24 pm
 

A Fragile Existence

Wizards Fan here ... Best of luck to Shaun Livingston.

With all of the drama here in Washington last year ... Livingston got an opportunity to showcase his ability.

By most (statisitical) standards, he performed admirably ... however, he did not make any impact on the team winning, but we all know that it is a team game and a lot of things affect W-L percentage.

Now, on to Charlotte where Michael Jordan & Rod Higgins have a less than stellar history as talent evaluators ... and Larry Brown, well what can you day about that clown (other than he has a winning record as an NBA coach).

I am just saying that Livingston still looks Fragile.


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