Shaun Livingston, Warriors Reportedly Agree to Terms on 3-Year, $24M Contract

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 1, 2017

In this Feb. 27, 2017 photo, Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston is in action during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Livingston is part of
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Shaun Livingston and the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors have extended their partnership after the two sides agreed to a new contract. 

Chris Haynes of ESPN reported the Warriors and Livingston agreed to a three-year, $24 million contract Friday night.

Zach Lowe of ESPN reported the third year is partially guaranteed.

Since being drafted at the age of 18 in 2004, Livingston has been one of the NBA's most well-traveled players. He played for nine different teams from 2004-17, including the Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat

Livingston is a valuable role player for the Warriors. The 31-year-old averaged 11.1 points, 5.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds per 36 minutes over the past three seasons, per Basketball-Reference.com.

The Warriors had a lot of pressing matters to address this offseason trying to re-sign Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, but they were also able to make Livingston a priority to keep the majority of their core intact. 

He understood there were business decisions for the Warriors to make when discussing his future earlier this season. 

"I'd love to stay," Livingston told Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto in January. "It's been home for me, the Bay has welcomed me with open arms. I love it out there. But, we'll see what happens. Obviously, decisions have to be made and you just roll with the punches."

Livingston was able to experience the highest of highs during his tenure with the Warriors, winning two NBA championships and playing in the NBA Finals three times. 

Livingston has been able to extend his career after a horrific knee injury suffered in 2007 to become a sixth man. He's capable of impacting games on both sides of the ball, making him a valuable asset for the Warriors and a big reason he will return to the team next season. 

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