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04:27 PM ET 03.13 | While he's going to be the team's starting point guard for the next month, Shaun Livingston likely won't be back with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. Currently filling the role of starter in place of the injured Kyrie Irving, Livingston has salvaged his career in Cleveland, but head coach Byron Scott isn't optimistic about his long-term role with the franchise. While the coach praised Livingston's play and described himself as a fan, the point guard will hit unrestricted free agency this summer with a bolstered resume. Even though Cleveland would presumably like to have him around to back-up Irving, the expectation is that he'll receive offers the Cavaliers aren't willing to match.

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March 13, 2013  04:50 PM ET

Kyrie is my dude and all but..they better keep a quality backup. Not saying Livingston is the answer but he is serviceable

March 13, 2013  05:53 PM ET

This Kat is still around!

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March 14, 2013  12:30 AM ET

Wasn't this guy once hailed as the next Magic Johnson?

March 14, 2013  07:52 AM ET

Dr. Livingston, I presume....

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March 14, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Wasn't this guy once hailed as the next Magic Johnson?

No. He was hailed as having a big Johnson. But he sprained it and has never been the same since.

March 14, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Or Oh No. Poor Cleveland! First LeBron and now Shaun.

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March 14, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Ready To Rejoin The NBA, Bro?

March 14, 2013  10:48 AM ET

I doubt that Shaun Livingston will be any better than a role player and NBA journeyman. His injuries has ravaged a one prosperous career. Now he will be lucky enough to snag a league mminuimum deal.

March 14, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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I doubt that Shaun Livingston...........Now he will be lucky enough to snag a league mminuimum deal.

You better get back on your meds.
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Livingston, at 27 years of age, will likely get a 3 or 4 year contract at around $5 million per.
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Bet on it.......

March 14, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........wait who?

no, seriously speaking- when livingston is the most healty pg you have-

not good

Why not?

He's been healthy for the past 3 seasons.....

 
March 14, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Wasn't this guy once hailed as the next Magic Johnson?

Yep.....before his knee exploded.

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