NBA

Warriors re-sign Shaun Livingston

Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

The Golden State Warriors are making moves early on in free agency. After signing Stephen Curry to a mammoth deal, the defending champs have re-signed Shaun Livingston for three years and $24 million, according to AP’s Jon Krawczynski.

The last year of this contract may not be great for the Warriors given that Livingston will be 32 next season, but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue given that they have Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson on their team. If they can keep their core together (which means re-signing Andre Iguodala, and not replacing him with Rudy Gay), the Warriors will be title favorites again.

Livingston is undoubtedly a large part of that core. Outside of Iggy, he’s the lone bench player trustworthy on both sides of the ball and can sub in for nearly anyone in the Warriors’ Hamptons 5 unit with good results. Keeping him helps cement the Warriors as the class of the league. No matter what happens in Oklahoma City.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.