The Brooklyn Nets decided to go all in this past Summer and now have one of the biggest payroll’s in the NBA.
Little did they know a minimum salary addition in Shaun Livingston would prove to be one of the their best moves of the offseason. Unfortunately, signing Livingston may only be for this season as the New York Daily News doesn’t believe the Nets will be able to re-sign the veteran point guard next year.
Seven years after a devastating knee injury nearly derailed his career, Shaun Livingston is finally living up to the potential that made him the fourth overall pick out of high school in 2004. He was recruited to the Nets by Jason Kidd, signing a one-year deal last summer for the league minimum.
It’s hard to imagine him signing for that little as a free agent this July, meaning retaining Livingston will be tough for a cap-strapped team like the Nets.
The former high school star had been the lone bright spot in the Nets’ season before they turned things around and has proven to be one of the best offseason additions across the league.