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Five days after Warriors general manager Bob Myers vowed to be active in the free agent market, the team reached agreement on a $16.6 million three-year contract with 6-foot-7 point guard Shaun Livingston.
"We intend to enter into a player contract with Shaun Livingston once the moratorium period ends,'' Myers said, referring to the July 10 date, after which free agents can make their signings official.
Coming off a revival season with the Nets, Livingston entered free agency with numerous suitors in pursuit. The Warriors offered their midlevel exception, which begins at about $5.3 million, and he accepted.
Livingston's career has been hijacked by injuries, the most grotesque and devastating being a left knee injury as a member of the Clippers in 2007. The injury required extensive surgery and rehabilitation.
Livingston, who turns 29 in September, has bounced around frequently since returning from the injury, having played with six additional teams.
Signed at the request of former Nets coach Jason Kidd, Livingston compiled career highs in games (76) and starts (54) with Brooklyn. He averaged 8.3 points per game, with 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals. In 10 playoff starts, he averaged 9.7 points and 3.3 assists.
Though Livingston is primarily a point guard, he is expected to be the team's third guard behind starters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.