Donald Sloan is a good dude. He did not deserve to be cut on Christmas Day by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Unfortunately for Sloan, Shaun Livingston was cut on December 23 and the Cavs had until 5pm on the 25th to sign him by league rules.
The Cavaliers felt Livingston was a better option so Sloan is out and he is in.
What Livingston brings is a unique dynamic to the backup point guard position for the Cavs. Unique in the sense that he is 6'7" with point guard skills.
He's extremely skinny at 175 pounds, but his height does cause mismatches when lined up opposite a second-unit PG like John Lucas III, for example.
In 2004, Livingston's skill-set and potential made him a 4th overall pick out of high school. The Duke commit was about to change the game at the point guard position, I thought.
Since then he’s unfortunately suffered devastating injuries, though, that have transformed him into a fringe NBA player / career journeymen.