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Shaun Livingston | Guard

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 175
College: None
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Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday.
Livingston sat out the final five games of the regular season to rest his sore big toe. He's fully expected to play and start in Game 1 against the Raptors Saturday. Livingston was an underrated glue guy during the regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his 54 starts. Apr 18 - 12:23 PM

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Shaun Livingston (toe) will sit out Wednesday's road game in Cleveland.

This marks Livingston's fifth straight DNP and the Nets can only hope that he's ready for the first round of the playoffs, as he's been an invaluable part of their backcourt rotation all season long. Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson will take on more minutes and responsibilities in his continued absence.
Apr 16 - 12:36 PM

Shaun Livingston will not play again on Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an injured big toe.

Livingston has now missed four straight games, but as long as the toe's not broken, you have to think he'll be ready for the playoffs. Marcus Thornton should once again see big minutes in his absence.
Apr 15 - 10:36 AM

Shaun Livingston (toe) has been ruled out of Sunday's game, according to coach Jason Kidd.

This makes three DNPs for Livingston, who has a sore big toe, and with Alan Anderson (abs) also sidelined the Nets may once again start Andrei Kirilenko at SF and Joe Johnson at SG. Livingston should be considered questionable for Brooklyn's final back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he did say that he's feeling better and aiming to return before the playoffs.
Apr 12 - 12:59 PM

Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play in Friday's game against the Hawks.

Livingston also missed Wednesday's loss to the Magic and his status for the rest of the regular season is unclear. Coach Jason Kidd said that he expects everyone else to play, meaning a likely starting five of Deron Williams, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
Apr 11 - 10:34 AM

Shaun Livingston won't play on Wednesday due to a big toe injury.

Alan Anderson will start in his place, while Marcus Thornton, the most inconsistent player in the league, should also see a lot of minutes and opportunity tonight.
Apr 9 - 5:43 PM

Shaun Livingston was quiet on Saturday vs. the Sixers with four points, three boards, seven assists and three turnovers in 36 minutes.

Despite the off night, there are few guards who have the post-up game of Livingston and he’s a great fit for the Nets offense. They have very little help on the interior from their frontcourt and a lot of perimeter scorers, so it’s no surprise his minutes have actually increased since Marcus Thornton arrived. The Nets are going to sit some players out the rest of the way and it’s unclear if Livingston will be one of them. It’s worth mentioning he’s only missed one game all season.
Apr 5 - 10:45 PM

Shaun Livingston played with his wrist wrapped after a hard fall in the first quarter on Tuesday, but he finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

His wrist didn't seem to affect his shooting, as he made 6-of-12 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in 29 minutes, so we're confidently leaving him off the injury report. Even though he rarely plays more than 30 minutes in a game, Livingston has been a reliable top-75 fantasy option for the past two months.
Apr 1 - 11:06 PM

The Nets beat the Cavaliers in Brooklyn on Friday due thanks in large part to Shaun Livingston's understated eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Livingston doesn't even pretend that he can shoot from outside, going a combined 1-of-6 from downtown this season, but he's settled into an enormously productive role as the Nets' starting SG. Even though his real-world value doesn't translate perfectly to fantasy leagues, he's still returning top-80 value since early February.
Mar 28 - 10:33 PM

Nets GM Billy King said that re-signing Shaun Livingston this summer is "priority number one" for Brooklyn.

"He's been pretty successful for us, helped us win games," King said. The difficulty is that Brooklyn can't offer more than the taxpayer's mid-level exception next season, so another team could pry him away with a more lucrative contract. Livingston is averaging 8.9 points on 50 percent shooting, 3.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals since the All-Star break, good enough for late-round value in most fantasy formats.
Mar 22 - 9:20 AM

Shaun Livingston stayed hot on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-9 shots and 7-of-9 free throws for 17 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

He's been able to stay in the starting lineup and is averaging 13.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and two steals on 54 percent shooting over his last five games. We thought Marcus Thornton might hurt him, but Livingston is still playing solid ball and getting 33 minutes a night. Thornton had 11 points and two 3-pointers tonight, and remains one of the most inconsistent players in the league, along with the Celtics Jeff Green.
Mar 20 - 12:15 AM

Shaun Livingston was outstanding in his 38 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday with 13 points, seven boards, four assists, three steals and one block.

He had a huge steal late in the win and his length is a great fit for the Nets. It's probably not a coincidence their defense has solidified with more minutes going to Livingston, plus his post game has caused a lot of mismatches to free up shooters on the perimeter. After suffering a gruesome knee injury in 2007, he has to be in the mix for Comeback Player of the Year.
Mar 12 - 11:35 PM

Shaun Livingston scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three rebounds, three assists and a steal over 33 minutes in Monday's win over the Raptors.

Livingston owns the better part of the timeshare with Marcus Thornton and has returned late-round value over the last two weeks, but with 95 percent shooting from the foul line on 2.5 attempts per game over that span it could be a little bit inflated. He's worth owning in 12-team formats but he isn't a must-own player.
Mar 10 - 11:16 PM

Shaun Livingston started again on Wednesday and scored just two points, but also had five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 23 minutes.

He hit just 1-of-2 shots, while Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 20 points and four 3-pointers. Livingston continues to cling to fantasy value, but if Thornton ever gets the starting job in his place, Livingston should be dropped.
Mar 6 - 12:00 AM

Shaun Livingston hit 7-of-11 shots for 14 points, three rebounds, zero assists and two steals in Saturday's win over the Bucks.

Livingston could play point guard on Monday after Deron Williams apparently banged up his right wrist tonight. Livingston played pretty well despite a big game from Marcus Thornton (25 points), but hasn't really been reliable enough to use in most fantasy leagues since suffering a tail bone injury recently. However, if Williams is out on Monday, Livingston could be a sneaky play.
Mar 1 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2Marquis Teague
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1Shaun Livingston
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Joe Johnson
2Alan Anderson
3Andrei Kirilenko
PF1Paul Pierce
2Mirza Teletovic
C1Mason Plumlee
2Andray Blatche
3Kevin Garnett
4Jason Collins
5Brook Lopez