In need of a backup point guard to support starter Deron Williams, the Brooklyn Nets turned to a popular name who showed promise years ago before suffering a brutal injury.

shaun livingston

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to terms with backup point guard Shaun Livingston, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported earlier Saturday that the Nets were closing in on a deal with Livingston to add backcourt depth under new coach Jason Kidd.

Reported by Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York