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Nets re-sign big man Blatche, sign guard Livingston

The Canadian Press

7/11/2013 4:28:12 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed Andray Blatche and signed guard Shaun Livingston.

Blatche averaged 10.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 19 minutes per game last season, his first with the Nets. The forward-centre was the only Nets player to appear in all 82 games and will back up All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez.

General manager Billy King says Thursday in a statement that the 6-foot-11 Blatche, who agreed to a multiyear deal, was a "vital member" of the team last season.

Livingston averaged 6.3 points for Cleveland and Washington last season. The No. 4 pick in the 2004 draft who returned to the NBA after a massive knee injury early in his career has played for seven teams in eight seasons.