Tuesday , Jan , 06 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Shaun Livingston Released by Miami Heat

The Shaun Livingston comeback is over. At least for now. At least with the Miami Heat.

Livingston was informed of his release after Monday night’s 91-84 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the team expected to make a formal announcement later this morning.

The former Los Angeles Clippers point guard was signed as a free agent on Oct. 3. He had been attempting a comeback from a gruesome Feb. 26, 2007 knee injury that left him with a dislocated left kneecap and three torn ligaments.

While the comeback had been limited to four appearances totaling 41 minutes this season — his first NBA action since the injury — his release was based more on the salary cap that fitness.