Livingston|Nash Stat Comparisons:
Ok, I'm tired of this 'dump Shaun, he's shown nothing so far' talk so I figured let's compare his first 3 years in the league stats to that of the best Point in the league today and a top 5 of all time.
Nash: 3.3 Points | 2.1 Assists | 1.0 Rebounds | .3 Steals | 42.3% Field Goal | 41.8% 3pt | 82.4% FT | .97 Turnovers | 10.5 Minutes
Livingston: 7.4 Points | 5.0 Assists | 3.0 Rebounds | 1.1 Steals | .4 Blocks | 41.4% Field Goal | 74.6% FT | 2.5 Turnovers | 27.1 Minutes
More minutes, and better in every category except shooting.
Nash: 9.1 Points | 3.4 Assists | 2.1 Rebounds | .8 Steals | 45.9% Field Goal | 41.5% 3pt | 86% FT | 1.29 Turnovers | 21.9 Minutes
Livingston: 5.8 Points | 4.5 Assists | 3.0 Rebounds | .8 Steals | .5 Blocks | 42.7% Field Goal | 12.5% 3pt | 68.8% FT | 1.82 Turnovers | 25 Minutes
Less points, but more dimes and boards and a higher ast/to ratio.
Nash: 7.9 PPG | 5.5 Assists | 2.9 Rebounds | .9 Steals | 36.3% Field Goal | 37.4% 3pt | 82.6% FT | 2.08 Turnovers | 31.7 Minutes
Livingston: 9.5 Points | 5.3 Assists | 3.5 Rebounds | .6 Steals | .7 Blocks | 45.3% Field Goal | 36.4% 3pt | 71.9% FT | 2.08 Turnovers | 29.7 Minutes
More points, boards, blocks with slightly less dimes and steals in 2 minutes less per game.
Ok there are the stats, but am I trying to say Shaun will be better then Nashty? No damn way, but what I am trying to point out is that we should not give up on the kid. He has virtually been on par with how Nash's early career wise and look at how he turned out. Maybe what he needs is a change of scenary, be it a new team, or a new system/players/coach, but maybe that is what he needs. Now, am I saying he's untouchable? No way, did I want to trade him for AI? I was on the fence and would have been happy either way(no he wasn't a deal breaker). But yes don't give up on him.
Note: Again, I am not saying Livingston will equal Nash or surpass him, he might, he might not, I am not trying to say that he will, so if you think that and want to flame me for it, go ahead, but you are just making yourself look stupid.