I have to confess that prior to very recently, I didn’t really care if the Clippers re-signed Shaun Livingston.  There were far more important items on the agenda and far more valuable players in the free agency pool.  I probably harbored the small, irrational instinct as a Clipper fan to allocate a little blame Shaun’s way for being yet another draft bust – even though there’s no evidence to suggests Shaun Livingston didn’t want to be the absolute best NBA point guard he could be. 
 
Not much has been said of Shaun, even though there isn’t much left on the market.  On August 1 – last Friday – the East Valley Tribune reported: 
“Shaun Livingston, still not cleared for basketball as he recovers from a devastating knee injury, appears likely to re-sign with the Clippers if and when he is able to play.”
Now that the full roster has fleshed out and we have a palpable sense of who the Clippers are going to be next season, I have a visceral need for some stability.  There’s very little to the team that’s recognizable.  That isn’t a bad thing.  There isn't much about the Clippers from year to year that you’d want to remember, or even get sentimental about.  But the seismic changes this offseason have sparked a strong desire for the familiar. 

Given that I wasn’t overly concerned with Shaun’s return back when it was all about pairing Davis and Brand – or even signing Kelenna Azubuike – it might be disingenuous of me to say I’d like to see Shaun succeed as a Clipper, but it’s the truth.  He’d be a welcomed reminder – and one of the few remaining – of 2006.  If by miraculous good fortune, the Clips put together an incredible season, it'd be a lot cooler if Shaun were a part of it.