Shaun Livingston’s career nearly ended 12 years ago far ahead of his schedule because of a gruesome knee injury. Now, he gets to retire on his own terms — and with three championships after playing a key role during the Golden State Warriors’ recent title runs. The 34-year-old Livingston announced his retirement on social media […]
After a wild NBA offseason, training camps are fast approaching. Teams around the league are scrambling to iron out their rosters and will have plenty of decisions to make before rosters condense at the start of the regular season.
Below is a list of the contract types the Golden State Warriors have heading into training camp. This resource will be updated as players are signed and waived. Check back often to see if your team’s roster configuration has changed.
Golden State Warriors
|Total Roster Count||17|
|Exhibit 10 Deals||0|
|Guaranteed Contracts||Non/Partial Guaranteed|
|Stephen Curry||Alfonzo McKinnie|
|D’Angelo Russell||Two-Way Contracts|
|Draymond Green||Damion Lee|
|Kevon Looney||Ky Bowman|
|Jordan Poole||Exhibit 10 Deals|
|Jacob Evans||Devyn Marble|
|Omari Spellman||Andrew Harrison|
|Alec Burks||Juan Toscano-Anderson|
|Glenn Robinson III|
For a complete list of all the NBA teams and links to each team’s roster breakdown, check out our 2019 NBA Training Camp Index. Follow the curators of this database, Chris Crouse and Austin Kent, on Twitter.
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Fifteen years after being drafted, Shaun Livingston is calling it a career, as he announces on his Instagram.
“After 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. Hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn’t supposed to be here.
Anybody that has beat the odds understands the mental and emotional strain it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others. “The injury” gave me a chance to find and prove to myself [and the world] that I wouldn’t be defined by my circumstances. With my time in the League what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values and faith were tested, and I persevered…”
Livingston was selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 draft and suffered a catastrophic knee injury early in his career. That could have forced him to call it quits but he rehabbed and altered his game, becoming a trusted veteran off the bench.
The point guard won three championships as a key member of the Golden State Warriors. He totaled 833 games played during his NBA career.
Shaun Livingston announced his retirement on social media after 15 years in the league. The 6-foot-7 Livingston went from a bright future star to a cautionary tale after a horrific knee injury nearly ended his career. After grueling rehab, he bounced around the league before finding a home in Golden State in the 2015 season, where he would help win three championships. One of the greatest comeback stories of all-time!
He posted this heartfelt post on his Instagram account:
“After 15 years in the NBA, I’m excited, sad, fortunate and grateful all in one breath. Hard to put into a caption all of the emotions it takes to try and accomplish your dreams. I wasn’t supposed to be here. Anybody that has beat the odds understands the mental and emotional strain it takes to inspire yourself on an uphill war, let alone inspire others.
“The injury” gave me a chance to find and prove to myself (and the world) that I wouldn’t be defined by my circumstances. With my time in the League what I will be most proud of is the fact that my character, values and faith were tested, and I persevered.
To my pops that told me to “go get the big ball” I THANK YOU. To my Grandpa that always showed me there was more to life than basketball I THANK YOU. To my Uncles that helped raise me like I was one of their own, THANK YOU. To my wife and kids…the future IS BRIGHTER than our past, and I couldn’t see myself taking on this chapter without you. To all of my teammates, coaches, TRAINERS, staff, my journey is a collection of experiences, and those of you that helped me along the way, THANK YOU! To all the fans and anybody else that inspired me, supported me, cheered for me, or even said good words about me, THANK YOU.
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“No one” is looking forward to facing the Warriors in next season’s playoffs, according to three-time NBA All-Star forward Draymond Green.
Green says Golden State, though obviously diminished by Kevin Durant‘s free agency exit this summer, “still got a great cast.”
The Dubs will be in survival mode until Klay Thompson eventually returns to action following surgery to repair a torn ACL.
Per NBC Sports Bay Area:
The Western Conference is vastly improved, but those counting the Warriors out of the title conversation should rethink their position. Green knows the Dubs will be dangerous when it’s winning time.
“No pumping up need to be done,” Green said about the Warriors’ upcoming season Thursday on CNBC’s “Power Money.”
“We still got a great cast with obviously Steph Curry leading the charge. We bring in D’Angelo Russel. Got a lot of young talent coming in — Willie Cauley-Stein — I plan on trying to play at the best of my ability this year, and obviously, with Klay [Thompson] coming back around February, no one is going to want to play us in the playoffs, that’s for sure.”
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Stephen Curry — Golden State Warriors
Kerr says he’s excited to “implement everything” similar to what he went through during his first year in Golden State.
Kerr adds that he looks forward to a “lot of new beginnings” for the Dubs next season.
Per The Athletic:
“That first year we had to implement everything — that takes time,” Kerr told The Athletic. “It’s exciting, and that’s what we’re going to do with the new group, so that’s really exciting.
“That part excites me. It’s going to be much more similar to Year 1 for my staff.”
Shaun Livingston and DeMarcus Cousins are no longer on the team and Andre Iguodala was traded to try to reshape the roster on the fly. Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6 of the Finals, which is expected to keep him out months.
“Klay being out is really the big change,” Kerr said. “Losing Kevin, Andre, Shaun, obviously, those are huge losses. Losing Klay on top of all that really changes the way we’re going to have to play at both ends. Klay was always an integral part of everything. Movement on offense, but also the guarding of the ballhandler on defense, switching onto bigs. So until he gets back, we’ve got to re-imagine everything and adapt accordingly.”
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