Nets headed to “pivotal offseason”

Shaun Livingston, Deron Williams

The Brooklyn Nets have a big offseason ahead once again; Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated lists the Nets as his primary team in a feature about this pivotal offseason, citing Shaun Livingston as the team’s major domino:

Pierce will get the most attention of the lot, but Livingston could be the trickiest to bring back. Given that the Nets only signed Livingston to a one-year deal for the minimum salary, they do not have his Bird rights. That leaves them without much flexibility in terms of issuing a competitive offer, as the best Brooklyn can do is to tender Livingston their full taxpayer mid-level exception, worth about $3.3 million in the first season of a new deal. That may not be enough to entice Livingston back after his career year, leaving a sizable hole in the Nets’ guard rotation and perimeter defense.

via Sports Illustrated — NBA teams poised for pivotal offseasons

Nets general manager Billy King has publicly said that retaining Livingston is the team’s top priority, but there’s a good chance he’ll end up somewhere else. Here’s 5 potential landing spots for the guard.

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