Three years after suffering a gruesome left knee injury, point guard Shaun Livingston is an NBA starter. The No. 4 pick in the 2004 draft, Livingston, 24, failed in comeback attempts with two teams before signing with the Wizards in February. At week's end, he had averaged 7.1 points and 3.5 assists in 24.5 minutes since becoming a starter on March 15. "That quick burst is gone," says an Eastern Conference scout. "He doesn't get to the rim much when he drives, and he doesn't take advantage of mismatches like he used to. But he has a huge basketball IQ, and his shot looks better. The way he understands the game, he can be a good backup for a long time."