Moke Hamilton, NBA Analyst
With the defection of C.J. Watson to the Indiana Pacers, the Brooklyn Nets suddenly found themselves in the market for a reserve point guard.
On Saturday, they filled the void by agreeing to terms with free agent, Shaun Livingston.
Livingston, an eight year NBA veteran who played last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is expected to join the club on a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum salary of $1.27 million.
With career averages of 6.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, Livingston is expected to join Deron Williams and Tyshawn Taylor as the primary point guards on the revamped Nets roster that will be coached by first-year head coach Jason Kidd.
Livingston is the latest acquisition for the Nets and will officially sign with the club when the NBA’s signing moratorium is lifted on July 10. He will join former Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry as well as rookies Mason Plumlee and Bojan Bogdanovic—who agreed to terms with the Nets on Friday—as the most relevant fresh faces who hope to help lead the Nets to the top of the NBA’s Eastern Conference.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the agreement between Livingston and the Nets.