Warriors guard Shaun Livingston is contemplating retirement
Only $2 million of Livingston’s $8 million next season is guaranteed. The veteran guard says his body is starting to tell him that it’s time to call it a career.
“Yeah. For sure. Absolutely,” Livingston said when asked if he’s thought about retiring after this season.
“It’s just all the signs on the wall. And just more so from a physical standpoint. If I’m healthy and having fun, then I want to play. But physically, if I’m not … Like, I put so much work in my body just to get back to playing basketball, let alone get to this point where I’m at. So now that it’s getting harder. Like this year, I’ve struggled with injuries more than any other year I’ve been on the Warriors.”
Livingston also detailed how he struggled with his knee issues, including the rehab process and the occasional swelling.
“It’s more just for my knee. Rehab. Dealing with my knee. Just showing up to the game and my knee is, like, softball(-sized) swollen.”
Shaun Livingston, of course, suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in NBA history back in 2007 with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Warriors’ veteran tore three of the four ligaments in his left knee. The fact that he’s been able to have such a long NBA career is a blessing in itself.
On the season, Livingston is putting up 4.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He has played in 61 games off the bench for the Warriors this year, averaging 15 minutes per contest.