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Mr. Livingston, I Presume?

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It's amazing how today's news gets delivered, but coming from HoopsHype via Yahoo Sports, it looks like the Blazers, Heat and Timberwolves are competing for the services of Shaun Livingston, the rehabbing, formerly-known-as-the-Clippers PG-wunderkind. You can read about it here. According to Yahoo Sports, Jim Stack, the Mayor, and Wittman went down to Chicago to watch Livingston work out and want to sign him immediately. Competing reports have the Heat and Blazers as front runners to also acquire his services, but we'll have to see how this all plays out.

Career Stats:

G

MPG

FG%

3p%

FT%

OFF

DEF

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

TO

PF

PPG

145

27.2

0.440

0.231

0.710

0.8

2.3

3.1

4.8

0.9

0.5

2.03

2.60

7.4

My colleague S-N-P has been advocating Livingston's signing for months; as a PG with combo skills. Given that his role would indeed be the third point guard/combo one, if Livingston is healthy, at 6' 7" he certainly  would bring size to the position. It would also allow Wittman more flexibility to play both Foye and Telfair in the same backcourt, knowing there was a reliable backup to sub in. A lot of "ifs" most assuredly, but given the need and his availability, it's suprising that the Wolves couldn't have been a little more aggressive in evaluating and making an offer to the kid. However, with an injury as nasty as Livingston's was, it would give any signing executive pause for thought, although now it seems as if they have seen enough and are ready to move...if possible.

Stay tuned.