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Warriors point guard Shaun Livingston says he might retire at the end of this season.
While speaking to The Athletic, the 33-year-old Livingston said a series of injuries this season have him considering walking away from basketball.
“It’s just all the signs on the wall,” he said. “And just more so from a physical standpoint. If I’m healthy and having fun, then I want to play.”
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In 2007, Livingston suffered a gruesome knee injury in which he tore his ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus. He also sprained his MCL and dislocated his patella and tibio-fibular joint.
“Like, I put so much work in my body just to get back to playing basketball, let alone get to this point where I’m at,” he told the Athletic of that injury.
His knee still experiences swelling, and Livingston said this has been the most difficult season he’s had dealing with injuries as a member of the Warriors.
“So now that it’s getting harder. Like this year, I’ve struggled with injuries more than any other year I’ve been on the Warriors,” he said. “It’s more just for my knee. Rehab. Just showing up to the game and my knee is, like, softball(-sized) swollen.”
Livingston joined the Warriors in 2014 and was present for all three of the Warriors’ NBA Finals victories under head coach Steve Kerr.
This season, the point guard has averaged 4.1 points per game in 61 appearances. He has one year left on his contract after this season, but just $2 million of his $8 million salary is guaranteed.
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