The Golden State Warriors will look very different when they take the court for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Kevin Durant took his talents to Brooklyn, teaming up with Kyrie Irving on matching four-year contracts. DeMarcus Cousins signed with the Los Angeles Lakers after hitting free agency.
While they’ll miss those two players, the Warriors made a bold trade for star guard D’Angelo Russell – who will likely fill in for Klay Thompson until he returns from a torn ACL.
But that’s not all.
According ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors are cutting a vital part of their championship team.
Woj announced the Warriors are waiving guard Shaun Livingston – who is guaranteed $2 million of his $7.7 million salary for the 2019-20 season.
Sources: Warriors are waiving guard Shaun Livingston, who is guaranteed $2M of his $7.7M salary for season. Livingston, 33, is determined to continue playing and becomes one more valuable free agent candidate for contenders. He’s won three NBA titles and reached five Finals.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 10, 2019
Livingston, 33, plans to keep his NBA career alive and immediately becomes one of the best free agents on the market.
He won three NBA titles with the Warriors in five appearances.
Livingston played sparingly for the Warriors this season. He saw just 15.1 minutes per contest in 64 regulars season games for Golden State.
He poured in 4.0 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game during the regular season.
The Warriors lost Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston in just one offseason. It’s the end of an era in Oakland.