The Brooklyn Nets have reportedly reached out to point guard Shaun Livingston in hopes of replacing former reserve guard CJ Watson.
The NY Post reports that Watson (a player in whom the Cavaliers had interest) is on the verge of a deal with the Indiana Pacers, leaving a hole in an otherwise rebuilt roster.
In 66 games last season between the two teams last season (most of which was with the Cleveland Cavaliers), Livingston averaged 7.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 50.2 percent from the floor. With his free agency looming, Livingston told reporters that he would play for the highest bidder in 2013-14. Though the Cavaliers are also in need of a back-up point guard, it was believed that all Cleveland would offer the 2004 fourth-overall pick would be the veteran minimum.
The Cavaliers have also expressed interest in free agent point guard Darren Collison.
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