Shaun Livingston G GS 7 Days
Livingston still does not have a definite target date for his return from toe surgery, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "To me, it's unrealistic to think we can just throw Shaun out there. At this point, he hasn't played basketball since the playoffs, and he probably needs a couple of weeks on the court practicing with us and getting his legs underneath him," said head coach Steve Kerr.
Kerr was responding to questions about Livingston possibly returning in time for the regular season. He's not sounding optimistic. As preparation for a lineup without Livingston, Kerr used Andre Iguodala off the bench as a facilitator in Sunday night's preseason win over the Lakers.
Shaun Livingston G GS 10 Days
Livingston (toe) didn't practice Friday, but participated in shooting drills, the San Francisco Chronicle's Rusty Simmons reports.
All in all, it was a positive medical report for Livingston, although he remains unlikely to play during the preseason, and his status for the start of the regular season is unclear.
Shaun Livingston G GS 15 Days
Livingston (toe) is doubtful to play at all during the preseason, Bay Area News Group reports.
Livingston continues to recover from toe surgery and will be brought along slowly in hopes of being ready for the regular season. With the veteran out, both Leandro Barbosa and Nemanja Nedovic will see more looks at point guard throughout the exhibition season.
Shaun Livingston G GS 18 Days
Livingston (toe) is not practicing, but has been participating in post-practice shooting sessions, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
There have been varying reports as to when Livingston will be able to practice. The working assumption is that he'll be able to start the regular season, but without much practice/training time, he'd most likely be limited early on.
Shaun Livingston G GS 20 Days
Livingston (toe) was out of his walking boot at the team's media day Monday and hopes to be ready to play opening night, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports.
Livingston is apparently ahead in his recovery from a sprained toe, which required surgery, but it's unclear whether returning for opening night is a realistic possibility. Last week, coach Steve Kerr seemed skeptical about that timetable, stating that he believes Livingston will require a bit more time to regain his strength and conditioning before returning to game action. The Warriors will continue to monitor his progress throughout the preseason, and a more definitive return date will be set as the team's Oct. 29 regular season opener approaches.
Shaun Livingston G GS 23 Days
Livingston (toe) is expected to miss the start of the season, Ibabuzz.com reports.
Livingston was recently reported to have said he could return at some point during the Warriors' training camp, but coach Steve Kerr isn't quite on board with that statement. Kerr reportedly believes Livingston will have to take the first few weeks of the season off in order to improve his conditioning and strength. Although it's obvious Livingston is trying to be back for the season opener, the Warriors aren't going to rush back arguably their best acquisition of the offseason, after he underwent arthroscopic surgery in August. Look for him to probably come back sometime within the first few weeks of the regular season.
Shaun Livingston G GS 26 Days
Livingston (toe) says he's ahead of schedule with his recovery and could return during the Warriors' training camp, CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole reports.
This would certainly be ideal for the Warriors and for fantasy owners in deeper leagues, as he would presumably be close to ready for the start of the regular season if he were able to take part in the latter stages of camp.
Shaun Livingston G GS 30 Days
Livingston's return date from toe surgery is unclear at this point, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Livingston sprained his big toe back in July, which ended up requiring surgery after it wasn't healing on its own. He was initially given a minimum 6-8 week timetable for return, but it sounds like that would be optimistic at this point.
Shaun Livingston G GS 2 Months
Livingston (toe) had arthroscopic surgery and is expected to miss a minimum of 6-8 weeks, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Livingston sprained his left big toe back in July and it apparently wasn't healing on its own, thus requiring surgery. With the 2014-15 season still a ways down the road, the 28-year-old will likely have enough time to recover without missing any crucial parts of training camp.
Shaun Livingston G GS 3 Months
Shaun Livingston will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a sprained right big toe he injured during the playoffs.
Livingston doesn't need the offseason work like a younger player and the only concern here is if the situation lingers into the preseason. We'll let you know if that is the case.