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.
AP Sources: The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a 3-year/24M deal with Shaun Livingston
— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 1, 2017
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.