Mar 17, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston (14) advances the ball during the third quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won 108-95. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Re-signing Shaun Livingston is Nets offseason priority

Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston is set to become a free agent in the offseason coming off of the most productive season of his career, which means he could be destined for a big money contract on the open market.

A big money deal could lead to the Nets being unable to afford re-signing Livingston, but that is going to be their priority.

From Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:

King also used his 10-minute session with the media Friday to applaud the job of Kidd and proclaim that re-signing impending free agent Shaun Livingston is “priority No. 1.”

Two days after Livingston hinted to the Daily News that he’s keen on signing a big contract – one the Nets can’t afford because they’re over the cap – King laid out his own options for Livingston.

“The market will set itself and then he’ll have to make a decision that’s best for him,” he said. “Do you take a million more to play and lose?”

Livingston will have to love seeing that the Nets are hoping to re-sign him and that they view him so highly, but if another team jumps in and is willing to pay millions of dollars more than he is unlikely to return to the team.

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