The Warriors reached agreement with free agent guard Shaun Livingston on Tuesday, filling a need with a backup point guard on a contract reportedly worth $16 million over three years.
Livingston, 28, averaged 8.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 76 games, including 54 starts for Brooklyn last season.
“We intend to enter into a player contract with Shaun Livingston once the moratorium period ends,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said.
USA Today reported the Warriors will use their full midlevel exception and partially guarantee the third season for the 6-foot-7 Livingston, who cannot officially sign until the league’s moratorium ends on the evening of July 9.
Livingston was the fourth overall pick in the 2004 draft. He suffered a serious left knee injury in 2007 and missed the following season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
“Long time coming,” Livingston told TNT’s David Aldridge of the multi-year agreement after playing for eight NBA teams in nine seasons.
The Warriors struggled to get help for Stephen Curry and replace Jarrett Jack at point guard last season, trading Toney Douglas for Jordan Crawford and later acquiring Steve Blake.