Livingston announced Friday that he is retiring from professional basketball.
Livingston was waived by the Warriors back in July after five seasons with the team, and while the veteran point guard said he wanted to continue his career elsewhere, he has now decided to end it on this note. Livingston will forever be known as one of the best comeback stories in sports history after suffering a gruesome knee injury just three seasons into his career. He finishes with career averages of 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 14 NBA seasons.
Livingston was waived by the Warriors on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Livingston has spent the last five seasons with the Warriors and was under contract for next season, but his $7.7 million salary proved to be a bit too rich for the team's liking. The veteran point guard averaged 5.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 17.5 minutes during his time with Golden State and still plans on continuing his career elsewhere.
Livingston turned in just four points (1-4 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and two assists across 17 minutes during the Warriors' 123-109 loss to the Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
Livingston drew the start for Klay Thompson (hamstring), but as his final line indicates, he failed to make much of an impact. The veteran guard is ideally suited for a reserve role that encompasses about the same amount of playing time he logged Wednesday, and if Thompson is able to return for Friday's Game 4 as expected, that's exactly the capacity Livingston should find himself in for that contest.
Livingston will start Game 3 on Wednesday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
The Warriors decided to role with Livingston in place of Klay Thompson, who won't play Wednesday due to a hamstring strain. Through two Finals games, Livingston's averaged 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 17.0 minutes. It appears likely that the veteran guard will see a heavy dose of minutes, however, expect coach Steve Kerr to tinker with his lineup if Livingston's unable to handle a large enough offensive role.
Livingston said Tuesday that he's feeling healthy as the Finals approach, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
The veteran had been battling some nagging knee and hip issues throughout the playoffs, but with more than a full week of rest, he indicated Tuesday that the discomfort has subsided. Livingston played a playoffs-high -- and season-high -- 22 minutes in Golden State's Game 4 victory over Portland to clinch its fifth straight Finals berth.
Livingston (hip) will be available for Wednesday's Game 5 against Houston, Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Livingston's been dealing with a minor hip issue throughout the series. He's healthy and should see around the 13.0 minutes he's averaged so far in Round 2.
Livingston (hip) went through shootaround Wednesday morning, Mark Medina of the Mercury News reports.
Livingston is listed as questionable for Game 5, but his participation in shootaround certainly appears to be a step in the right direction. The veteran played only 14 minutes off the bench in Game 4, finishing with two points and two rebounds while going 1-of-4 from the field.
Livingston has been replaced by Andre Iguodala in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Rockets on Sunday, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Livingston was put into the starting lineup for the series-clinching win over the Clippers on Friday, but he'll return to his usual spot on the bench when the second round tips off against Houston. He played 12 minutes in each of the first round games in which he didn't start, averaging 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds.
Livingston will get the start at shooting guard for Friday's Game 6 matchup with the Clippers, Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Livingston will replace Andrew Bogut in the starting lineup, as the Warriors will elect to go small. The move is likely a counter to the Clippers' success in starting JaMychal Green at center. The veteran guard has averaged just 2.4 points and 1.8 rebound across 11.9 minutes this series, but will now presumably in line for a bigger workload.
Livingston (knee) will play Monday in Game 2 against the Clippers, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
After being tagged as questionable on the injury report, Livingston has been given the green light to take the court. He hasn't logged more than 15 minutes in each of his previous five contests with Stephen Curry running the show at point guard, so his contributions figure to be limited at best.
Livingston is considered questionable for Game 2 against the Clippers on Monday due to left knee soreness.
Livingston logged 12 minutes and failed to score in Sunday's win, although he evidently aggravated his knee during the contest. He'll likely test the knee during warmups and his availability will be determined shortly after. Quinn Cook would step in as the backup point guard if Livingston can't go.
Livingston will sit out Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies for rest purposes, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.
Livingston is one of five Warriors players listed as out for the second half of the team's back-to-back set to wrap up the regular season. With Stephen Curry (foot) also included among the group of players sitting out, Quinn Cook should be in store for a boatload of minutes as the Warriors' starting point guard.
Livingston (knee) has been cleared to play Sunday against the Clippers.
Livingston logged just seven minutes in Friday's contest prior to being removed, although his bruised knee is evidently feeling better heading into Sunday's tilt. He hasn't done much in terms of scoring lately, accumulating just four points over his previous four matchups.
Livingston (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Livingston exited Friday's game against Cleveland with a knee contusion. If he's experiencing pain pregame Sunday, there's a good chance that Livingston's kept out in order to prepare for the playoffs.
Livingston has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game due to a knee contusion, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Livingston recorded an assist and a block over seven minutes before departing the contest. The Warriors likely didn't see a need to push Livingston any further with just three contests remaining in the regular season following Friday's game. He figures to be a game-time call for Sunday's clash with the Clippers.
Livingston (rest) has been removed from Golden State's injury report ahead of Friday's game against Cleveland.
After being held out of Thursday's contest due to rest purposes, Livingston appears ready to roll for Friday. He's been held to just four total points in his previous three matchups off the bench.
Livingston (rest) will be held out of Thursday's game against the Lakers, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Livingston will get the day off Thursday. Look for Quinn Cook to see a boost of run in his absence.
Livingston won't play Saturday against the Mavericks for rest purposes, Dieter Kurtenbach of the Bay Area News Group reports.
The Warriors have a weekend back-to-back, and the team will opt to give Livingston the night off Saturday. While he's out, Quinn Cook figures to see some extra run.
Livingston will play Thursday against the Pacers, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Livingston sat out Tuesday's contest for rest, but he's fully expected to play Thursday. Over his past five appearances, he's averaging 3.2 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebound in 16.0 minutes.
Livingston (rest) is out Tuesday against the Timberwolves, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The veteran will get the night off on the second half of a back-to-back set. Quinn Cook could see more minutes as a result.
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