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Breaking: Cavs Waive DeAndre Liggins


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Breaking News:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially released DeAndre Liggins.

The sudden release, just days prior to the NBA Playoffs, has caused some shockwaves around the Cleveland fan base. Liggins played in 61 games for the Cavs this season, averaging only 2.4 points per game. Liggins’ defense, however, was the main reason for his playing time.

Liggins was a major contributor for the Cavs’ reserve defense, which may be the reason for many fans’ dismay. The move opens up a roster spot for a potential addition of another big man in Cleveland. Unfortunately, it was a former Wildcat getting the worse end of the deal.

Hopefully another NBA team has a role for DeAndre in the near future.

Article written by Kory Henry

"We will kick, pass, and run, til the battle is won!" Bleeding blue since 1990. @KoryHenryKSR

9 responses to “Breaking: Cavs Waive DeAndre Liggins”

  1. StuckinLville

    That’s a bitch move. They picked him up from the summer league so he has been with them all season and now they wanna cut him right before the playoffs? Guess it truly is a business.

  2. jimlowe7

    They are so loaded with offense now that need for better “D” to compete in low scoring games is no longer necessary!

    1. bdmnky81

      I disagree. It was grind it out defense that allowed them to win the series with Golden State last year. They tried scoring with them and got smoked. So they threw delly out there and turned the games into slow grinders. Golden state added the 3rd best player in the league and the cavs have lost their 2nd best defender from last year, and now have lost the guy who best replaced him. Their best wing defender now is lebron and he cant cover curry, kd, and tompson every play. I dont think this was a wise move for the franchise. Another big isnt gonna help against GS.

  3. chris43

    I hate to say it but this is another Wildcat that left college to soon. The majority of our players that leave early do well in the NBA but playing 1-2 seasons and turning pro isn’t for everyone. Wish him the best.

    1. bbanks81

      I absolutely could not disagree more with your statement. Liggins had a family to provide for, and one more year under Cal was not going to do anything for his draft stock. He has made good money in and out of the league, and I’m very confident he will get picked up by another team for next season. He proved this year he can play in the league, and your statement is just pure Ignorance. Some kids do need to stay another couple years, but it’s not the case with Liggins. Kids like Briscoe I could understand your statement, but he simply has no desire to be in college any longer, and he seems fine with playing overseas or in the D League.

    2. Han

      Dude, we’ve had several people who should’ve come back, but Liggins wasn’t really gonna help himself if he did. Like bbanks81 said, he had a family to worry about, and his play in the tourney got his stock about as high as it was gonna go. Playing 1 or 2 years? He came here under BCG, then he did two years under Cal. He had a year of eligibility left, not 2 or 3. If he’d come back, he’d have been competing with MKG and a senior Miller for playing time. You think he was gonna beat out MKG often? He’d have seen fewer minutes and it was unlikely he was gonna develop his offense more, so he went pro when his stock was highest. He was no one-and-done with too big of a head.

    3. Luether

      Chris, you are totally right…

    4. catsarerunnin

      Sources…

  4. dballrb

    There’s always a pine spot for D in any league.