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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:13 AM

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MIAMI - The Shaun Livingston comeback is over. At least for now. At least with the Miami Heat.

Livingston was informed of his release after Monday night's 91-84 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the team expected to make a formal announcement later this morning.

The contract Livingston signed with the Heat guaranteed only $370,000 for this season, a figure that keeps the team below the punitive dollar-for-dollar luxury tax on excessive payrolls.

With all NBA contracts becoming guaranteed for the season by week's end, the Heat had to make a decision on Livingston in advance of its upcoming seven-game trip. Livingston's contract also called for a partial contract guarantee for next season, at the Heat's option.


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Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:42 AM

that sucks for him :(

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 02:07 AM

pre-injury he wasn't very good anyway

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 02:46 AM

I cringe when I remember Clippers really need a point guard right now, ANY point guard.

Should we give him a chance?

I don't know if the fans would like it much...

We treated him for like 3 years.. He thanks us by rejecting an offer (I don't care if it was minimum, he just came off a huge injury, it was a ONE YEAR offer so that if he proves himself he'll be signed to a bigger one next year) and the guy said no.

Not only that, he posted videos on youtube that there were "many teams interested in him" and what not to make the Clipper organization feel bad that they didn't offer him more or something.
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Posted January 06, 2009 - 03:44 AM

Shaun Livingston for min Mitch?
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Posted January 06, 2009 - 04:28 AM

Bust.

You know you sucks so bad that you can't even steal some minutes from Marcus Banks...

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 08:38 AM

Bust.

You know you sucks so bad that you can't even steal some minutes from Marcus Banks...


Beyond ignorant statement.

I don't think you understand how long it can take to come back from an injury like that.
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Posted January 06, 2009 - 10:47 AM

Sign him!!! :mitch:


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Posted January 06, 2009 - 11:12 AM

10-Day contract, try him out.

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:14 PM

hey we need a PG why not get the possible ron harper 2

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 12:56 PM

He was overrated to begin with.

Signing him after a devastating injury like that, expecting him to come in and give quality minutes right now is waste of time, hope, money and energy.

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 03:19 PM

Beyond ignorant statement.

I don't think you understand how long it can take to come back from an injury like that.

I know that... But he is 4th pick overall... Whether it's his fault or not, he has a been a bust so far, like Darius Miles...

He was drafted before Harris, Deng, AI 2.0, Al Jefferson, Kevin Martin etc...

I agree with Fido and TheCalmInsanity... I don't understand why they signed him given his injury history...

Edited by Avtomat Kalashnikov, January 06, 2009 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 04:45 PM

I dont get how he can be considered a bust.

His rookie season he averaged 7 points and 5 assists.
His second season his minutes dropped slightly and had 6 points and 4.5 assists.
Third seasons he was averaging 9 points and 5 assists then had his horrible injury.

His returning season, hes trying to get back into, and you guys say he sucks? Hes coming back from this for crying out loud:



He's the prototypical triangle point guard. I for one would love to see him here in LA, at least give him a chance here.

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Posted January 06, 2009 - 05:16 PM

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Posted January 07, 2009 - 04:20 PM

Whats going on with this? I thought he was waived. Then today he was apparently traded to Memphis. Then Memphis released him. :blink:

The Miami Heat announced today that they have traded guard Shaun Livingston and cash considerations to the Memphis Grizzlies for a 2012 conditional second round draft pick. In four games this season, Livingston averaged 2.3 points and 1.0 assists in 10.3 minutes. The 6’7” guard signed with the Heat as a free agent on October 3, 2008. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.


The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Shaun Livingston, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today. The 6-7, 185-pound guard was acquired today with cash considerations from the Miami Heat in exchange for a 2012 conditional second round draft pick. Livingston averaged 2.3 points and 1.0 assists in 10.3 minutes in four games with Miami. He signed with the Heat as a free agent on Oct. 3, 2008.



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Posted January 07, 2009 - 04:35 PM

I still say that we sign him with a 10-day contract. Fisher can't play 40+ minutes every night, Sun Yue isn't ready for meaningful minutes yet, so why don't we just try this guy out for 10 days? Worst case scenario: he plays like trash and we don't sign him again.




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