The Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking to make some free agency moves this coming offseason, and they already have their eye on one player in particular. According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities, the Timberwolves are expected to pursue free agent guard Shaun Livington, who is currently playing for the Brooklyn Nets. There will be plenty of teams showing interest in Livingston, including the Nets who have made re-signing him their top priority.
Shaun Livingston will be in the T-Wolves sights come free agency. (Via Chuck Myron)
— Ceese Carcieri (@CESPN1) May 12, 2014
Livingston has been through a lot in his career, including one of the most gruesome knee injuries that has been seen in NBA basketball. He has fought through the hardships and battled back to being a key piece on a second-round playoff team. There is no doubt that he would be a quality pickup for anyone that decides to sign him, and he likely wouldn’t be too terribly expensive either.
In 76 regular season games this season, Livingston started 54 appearances and proved to be healthy and dependable. He averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists, and also averaged 1.2 steals per game. The Wolves are looking for any players that they can bring in that will help them compete for a playoff spot next season. Their future with superstar Kevin Love is very much in doubt, and their lack of winning has made the strain on that relationship.
Overall, this would be a quality move that would be a nice step in the right direction. There haven’t been any reports on how much money Livingston will command, but the Timberwolves certainly would be able to afford the type of contact that he’s projected to receive. While Minnesota would like to sign Livingston, there are plenty of other possible suitors that will line up for him this offseason. It will be very interesting to see how talks end up going between Minnesota and Livingston.
Evan Massey is a Staff Writer for Hoops-Nation.com. Follow Evan on Twitter at @Massey_Evan.