Warriors sign Livingston


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Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Golden State Warriors made it official Friday and signed free-agent guard Shaun Livingston.

Terms were not disclosed, but the Oakland Tribune reported earlier this month that the deal is worth $16 million over three years.

Livingston averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in a career-high 76 games for Brooklyn last season. He also started a career-best 54 games for the Nets, who were 35-19 with him in the starting lineup.

"We are very happy that Shaun made the decision to join our team," said Warriors general manager Bob Myers in a statement Friday. "He is a veteran player who, we believe, adds a lot to our roster with his versatility. He possesses the size and skills to play both backcourt positions, which will provide Coach Kerr with added depth and options throughout the season."

Livingston, selected by the Clippers with the fourth overall choice of the 2004 NBA Draft, suffered a serious left knee injury in 2007 and finally came into his own with Brooklyn. He averaged 9.7 points and shot 51.2 percent from the field during the Nets' 12 postseason games this past spring.

The 28-year-old Illinois native entered the NBA straight out of high school and has career averages of 7.0 points, 3.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 466 regular-season games with the Clippers, Miami, Oklahoma City, Washington, Charlotte, Milwaukee, Cleveland and Brooklyn.

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