Apr 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Shaun Livingston (14) is pressured by Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers (15) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Nets won 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Shaun Livingston wants to stay loyal to Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets’ point guard Shaun Livingston was once of basketball’s most highly touted prospects.

Back in 2007, he blew out his knee in nearly every way possible and it has been a long road back.

Livingston has turned things around this season and is having an excellent season for the Brooklyn Nets.

He has put himself into position to cash in in the offseason, but he is impressed with the way the Nets have treated him.

According to Dave D’Alessandro of New Jersey Star-Ledger, who spoke to Livingston’s father, Livingston would prefer to remain loyal to the Nets.

Actually, the explosion is still there – it depends on rest and maintenance, he says. Back to backs are difficult, but there will be no more of those this season. If basketball IQ is a commodity, however, one can assume it will be factored into the contract offer the Nets make in three months.

“Money might be calling, but this is about loyalty, too,” Reggie Livingston said of his free agent son. “Let’s be honest: The Nets helped save his career, and Shaun is a very loyal kid.”

Livingston is averaging 8.3 points, 3.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game this season.

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