Shaun Livingston G BKN 22 Hrs

Shaun Livingston (toe) is practicing Friday.

Livingston sat out the final five games of the regular season to rest his sore big toe. He's fully expected to play and start in Game 1 against the Raptors Saturday. Livingston was an underrated glue guy during the regular season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in his 54 starts.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 3 Days

Shaun Livingston (toe) will sit out Wednesday's road game in Cleveland.

This marks Livingston's fifth straight DNP and the Nets can only hope that he's ready for the first round of the playoffs, as he's been an invaluable part of their backcourt rotation all season long. Marcus Thornton and Alan Anderson will take on more minutes and responsibilities in his continued absence.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 4 Days

Shaun Livingston will not play again on Tuesday, as he continues to deal with an injured big toe.

Livingston has now missed four straight games, but as long as the toe's not broken, you have to think he'll be ready for the playoffs. Marcus Thornton should once again see big minutes in his absence.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 7 Days

Shaun Livingston (toe) has been ruled out of Sunday's game, according to coach Jason Kidd.

This makes three DNPs for Livingston, who has a sore big toe, and with Alan Anderson (abs) also sidelined the Nets may once again start Andrei Kirilenko at SF and Joe Johnson at SG. Livingston should be considered questionable for Brooklyn's final back-to-back set on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 8 Days

Shaun Livingston (toe) will not play in Friday's game against the Hawks.

Livingston also missed Wednesday's loss to the Magic and his status for the rest of the regular season is unclear. Coach Jason Kidd said that he expects everyone else to play, meaning a likely starting five of Deron Williams, Alan Anderson, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 10 Days

Shaun Livingston won't play on Wednesday due to a big toe injury.

Alan Anderson will start in his place, while Marcus Thornton, the most inconsistent player in the league, should also see a lot of minutes and opportunity tonight.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 17 Days

Shaun Livingston played with his wrist wrapped after a hard fall in the first quarter on Tuesday, but he finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block.

His wrist didn't seem to affect his shooting, as he made 6-of-12 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs in 29 minutes, so we're confidently leaving him off the injury report. Even though he rarely plays more than 30 minutes in a game, Livingston has been a reliable top-75 fantasy option for the past two months.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 21 Days

The Nets beat the Cavaliers in Brooklyn on Friday due thanks in large part to Shaun Livingston's understated eight points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Livingston doesn't even pretend that he can shoot from outside, going a combined 1-of-6 from downtown this season, but he's settled into an enormously productive role as the Nets' starting SG. Even though his real-world value doesn't translate perfectly to fantasy leagues, he's still returning top-80 value since early February.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 28 Days

Nets GM Billy King said that re-signing Shaun Livingston this summer is "priority number one" for Brooklyn.

"He's been pretty successful for us, helped us win games," King said. The difficulty is that Brooklyn can't offer more than the taxpayer's mid-level exception next season, so another team could pry him away with a more lucrative contract. Livingston is averaging 8.9 points on 50 percent shooting, 3.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals since the All-Star break, good enough for late-round value in most fantasy formats.

Shaun Livingston G BKN 1 Month

Shaun Livingston stayed hot on Wednesday, hitting 5-of-9 shots and 7-of-9 free throws for 17 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal.

He's been able to stay in the starting lineup and is averaging 13.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and two steals on 54 percent shooting over his last five games. We thought Marcus Thornton might hurt him, but Livingston is still playing solid ball and getting 33 minutes a night. Thornton had 11 points and two 3-pointers tonight, and remains one of the most inconsistent players in the league, along with the Celtics Jeff Green.