Oklahoma City Thunder have signed former first round draft pick Shaun Livingston to a multiyear contract. Thunder vice president and general manager Sam Presti announced the signing Tuesday. Terms of the agreement were not announced.
Very interesting. The fact that this isn’t a 10-day contract or even just a one-year deal is surprising. Livingston wasn’t doing a whole lot to wow anyone in Tulsa, averaging 9.5 ppg, 6.0 apg and 3.5 rpg in almost 30 minutes a night in 11 games. Not exactly numbers that blow you away. But the dude has talent which is why he’s a 6-7 point guard that was taken No. 4 by the Clippers in 2004. The Thunder’s clearly looking for a legit backup point guard and it looks like the Chucky Atkins experience isn’t working out so well. The draft is always another option, but Livingston is a quality semi-veteran that’s going to give solid minutes.
UPDATE: “Livingston will be with the Thunder for the remaining nine games and throughout the summer. Thunder fans can expect to see him in uniform before the regular season ends, although it won’t be tonight in San Antonio, where he joined the team today and will participate in this morning’s shoot around.”
Also, D.J. White has been recalled. So he really needed one more game in Tulsa to get ready? Weird.