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Shaun Livingston: 'I'd love to be back in Brooklyn'

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Of course one of the biggest questions this summer surrounding the Brooklyn Nets will be whether or not they'll be able to re-sign the player who Billy King called their "top priority," free agent guard Shaun Livingston.

There have been no shortage of rumored suitors for Livingston, who had a career season with the Nets, starting in a career-high 54 games and helping to lead the Nets to the second round of the playoffs, where they lost to LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

In an interview with Livingston's home-town local news station WEEK, Livingston spoke about the NBA Finals, his job in guarding LeBron James, who he thinks doesn't get enough credit for being clutch, and the possibility for his return to Brooklyn next season.

Of course, it will all come down to money and comfort. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who can offer Livingston the Mid-Level Exception, which can reach up to $5 million per year over four years, or north of $20 million, whereas the Nets can only offer him the Mini Mid-Level Exception, which maxes out at $3.3 million per season. Again, though, it also comes down to comfort and opportunity, as Livingston has spoken to many times before. And in this interview, he reiterates that he would "love to be back in Brooklyn." Of course, as he notes, it comes down to the two sides reaching a mutual agreement.


(h/t Stefan Bondy)