OC Register: Should the Lakers Look at Shaun Livingston?

OC Register: Should the Lakers Look at Shaun Livingston?

Postby LakersFan1211 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:29 pm

Going into training camp in October, it would appear that the Lakers’ backcourt is crammed past capacity.

Locked in for jobs are Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. Battling for jobs will be Coby Karl, Joe Crawford, Dwayne Mitchell and Sun Yue.

But as crowded as the guard spot appears to be, it would not hurt the Lakers to take a long look at Shaun Livingston, who has been playing five-on-five, for at least the past week and a half, at fitness trainer Tim Grover’s Attack Athletics facility in Chicago.

Clippers athletic trainer Jasen Powell confirmed Wednesday that Livingston has progressed to playing full-scale, full-court pickup games with the contingent of 20 or so NBA players that work out regularly at Grover’s site.

The 22-year old Livingston has spent the bulk of this summer working out there, primarily because the Clippers declined to extend a qualifying offer to him for the 2008-2009 season, then subsequently renounced their rights to him. Livingston is an unrestricted free agent.

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Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:38 pm

I definitely think he's worth a look. He's only 22 years old, and as bad as his injury was, I think he's young enough to at least attempt to come back from it. They could invite him to camp and just see what happens.
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Postby gcclaker on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:42 pm

Shaun Livingston would be a good addtion but a crowded logjam at the 1 and 2 spots will make it unlikely. That and his brittle physique does not help. I reckon the Lakers are slotting Sun Yue at the BIG guard spot even though he is an unproven commodity at this point.
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Postby KB24 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:58 pm

I would definitely want to see him in the camp...if he sucks cut him but don't miss out on the chance to steal a potential starting PG in the NBA...

he might be done, might not be done. Its no risk, high reward so we would be nuts not to give it a shot.
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Postby nimannn on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:08 pm

Hell yes. He probably won't ever recover from that knee injury but taking a chance on him has the chance to have a SIGNIFICANTLY bigger payoff than anything that Yue and Crawford will be able to provide.
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Postby LDR on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:34 pm

nimannn wrote:Hell yes. He probably won't ever recover from that knee injury but taking a chance on him has the chance to have a SIGNIFICANTLY bigger payoff than anything that Yue and Crawford will be able to provide.


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Postby emplay on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:35 pm

nah - just a fomer clipper beat reporter speculating
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Postby LDR on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:39 pm

emplay wrote:nah - just a fomer clipper beat reporter speculating


Probably so, but it'd still be nice to see if he has anything left at training camp.
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Postby the_Dude on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:44 pm

KB24@CL wrote:I would definitely want to see him in the camp...if he sucks cut him but don't miss out on the chance to steal a potential starting PG in the NBA...

he might be done, might not be done. Its no risk, high reward so we would be nuts not to give it a shot.
Exactly. Anyone heard if other teams are giving him the invite?
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Postby Lakerman JSJ on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:45 pm

Changed the title for clarification.
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Postby koolkobe on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:48 pm

i hope he gets a camp invite
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Postby emplay on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:49 pm

he's not going to show up for a camp invite - remember he turned away a guaranteed year with the clippers
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Re: Should the Lakers Look at Shaun Livingston?

Postby twenty10guy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:15 pm

LakersFan1211 wrote:Going into training camp in October, it would appear that the Lakers’ backcourt is crammed past capacity.

Locked in for jobs are Kobe Bryant, Derek Fisher, Jordan Farmar and Sasha Vujacic. Battling for jobs will be Coby Karl, Joe Crawford, Dwayne Mitchell and Sun Yue.

But as crowded as the guard spot appears to be, it would not hurt the Lakers to take a long look at Shaun Livingston, who has been playing five-on-five, for at least the past week and a half, at fitness trainer Tim Grover’s Attack Athletics facility in Chicago.

Clippers athletic trainer Jasen Powell confirmed Wednesday that Livingston has progressed to playing full-scale, full-court pickup games with the contingent of 20 or so NBA players that work out regularly at Grover’s site.

The 22-year old Livingston has spent the bulk of this summer working out there, primarily because the Clippers declined to extend a qualifying offer to him for the 2008-2009 season, then subsequently renounced their rights to him. Livingston is an unrestricted free agent.

http://lakers.freedomblogging.com/2008/ ... not-shaun/

I don't mind adding him.




livingston would have a better chance of making the team than crawford who looks slow and doesn't appear to have hops...sun yue didn't blow me away from what ive seen of him in the olympics..dont know too much about mitchell but livingston had a promising future before his injury and could help right away if healthy...
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Postby purp n gold on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:17 pm

I would love to see Livingston come off the bench for us. Like a few of you mentioned, he's still only 22, and I think his career is far from over. Probably the most glaring issue that would keep Shaun from being on this Laker roster is his lack of a decent jumper. If Fish gets a hand in molding him into an NBA PG, I think Shaun can be a great player.
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Postby number8 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:30 pm

emplay wrote:nah - just a fomer clipper beat reporter speculating


I was thinking it was just his agent trying to keep his name out there.
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Postby icencream27 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:33 pm

lets try him out
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Postby LkrsOvrMia on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:34 pm

Weezy wrote:I definitely think he's worth a look. He's only 22 years old, and as bad as his injury was, I think he's young enough to at least attempt to come back from it. They could invite him to camp and just see what happens.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:50 pm

No, 2 reasons.

1) He is injury prone.

2) We don't need another point guard
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Postby mapabu1 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:04 pm

If he is up for a camp invite but I don't see us signing another guard
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Postby DHL on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:43 pm

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Postby GinoDB on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:46 pm

KobefanMVP wrote:No, 2 reasons.

1) He is injury prone.

2) We don't need another point guard



if its just a camp invite then those things don't really matter
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Postby Blahdeh Deebatz on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:49 pm

LDR wrote:
nimannn wrote:Hell yes. He probably won't ever recover from that knee injury but taking a chance on him has the chance to have a SIGNIFICANTLY bigger payoff than anything that Yue and Crawford will be able to provide.


This.


This. Again.
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Postby nameant on Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:58 pm

I'd give him an invite. Even if he doesn't turn out to be a good PG he will probably still turn out to be a good defender.
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Postby Cobey on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:29 pm

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Postby yong on Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:37 pm

instead of shaun livingston, i hope we we will sign that iranian center instead.

7-2 beast to be bynum's backup? wow...
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