Warriors' Shaun Livingston in no hurry to make decision on retirement


It's been 11 days since the Warriors' season came to an end with their Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals.

So what's next for Golden State guard Shaun Livingston?

"I'm letting everything breathe," Livingston said to Warriors.com before bursting into laughter. "Let it all breathe and just kind of see where the summer goes.

"But no coordinated plans."

He's not in a hurry to make a decision?

"No. Not in a hurry."

You might be asking yourself: What decision lies ahead for Livingston?

Back in early April, Livingston told Anthony Slater of The Athletic that he was contemplating retirement at the end of the season.

The third year of the contract Livingston signed back in July 2017 -- the 2019-20 season -- is worth $7.7 million. But the Warriors will owe him only $2 million if they waive him before the end of business on June 30.

If the Dubs do part ways with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, he will be an unrestricted free agent and can sign anywhere.

Or, Livingston could choose to hang up the shoes for good.

"Going to another organization at this point? It doesn’t sound like the greatest thing to do," Livingston said to The Athletic. "It would just have to be somewhere, to me, that made sense.

"Somewhere warm, somewhere close, that maybe the family would want to be in. But that’s a conversation for the summer."

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June 30 is six days away, so it's a conversation that Livingston could be having with his family as early as next week.

Then again, it's a talk that won't take place if the Warriors decide to keep the 33-year-old on the roster as the franchise moves to Chase Center.

We will have some clarity soon.

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