MIAMI - The Shaun Livingston comeback is over. At least for now. At least with the Miami Heat.
Livingston was informed of his release after Monday night's 91-84 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the team expected to make a formal announcement later this morning.
The contract Livingston signed with the Heat guaranteed only $370,000 for this season, a figure that keeps the team below the punitive dollar-for-dollar luxury tax on excessive payrolls.
With all NBA contracts becoming guaranteed for the season by week's end, the Heat had to make a decision on Livingston in advance of its upcoming seven-game trip. Livingston's contract also called for a partial contract guarantee for next season, at the Heat's option.
just a fiancial move by the heat.. when his injury went down it was known it was going to be a long time for him to comeback from it, i think even riley said he knew he would be ready to play but they would give him a chance. this will give him time to work on getting completly back for next season...