November 15, 2012 Wizards Sign Shaun Livingston
By: Mike Bohlin
Well, maybe Ernie Grunfeld and Ted Leonsis were surfing Twitter last night after A.J. Price went down with an ankle injury and the “Shaun Livingston to DC” convention took shape.
The Wizards announced this afternoon that they have signed the former lottery pick. This means two things to me; first, Price’s injury must be serious enough where he’s going to miss game time. Secondly, it shows the confidence level Randy Wittman and the front office has in Jannero Pargo and Jordan Crawford being the primary ballhandlers until John Wall’s return.
I am more than fine with this move as I was one of the people who used their 140 characters of glory to voice how Livingston’s agent should be called immediately. Despite being out of the league to start the year Livingston has more natural talent than any other capable point guard suiting up for Washington at the moment. As long as Livingston can stay healthy there is no reason to believe he cannot help this team.
Livingston will make his season debut in front of the home crowd this Saturday at Verizon. If I were a betting man I’d be willing to say there is a good chance Livingston could go from the couch to the starting lineup. We’ll find out soon enough, but in the meantime here is your newest (Again) Washington Wizard.
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