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Oklahoma City Thunder signs DeAndre Liggins

DeAndre Liggins is on his way to Oklahoma. According to Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Liggins, along with Andy Rautins. He’ll join fellow former Cat Daniel Orton, who signed with the team back in August.

UPDATE: It appears Liggins and Orton will actually be competing for a roster spot.

Either way, go Cats.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

21 Comments for Oklahoma City Thunder signs DeAndre Liggins



  1. Pu
    4:16 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hell yea!! He’s gonna have to do work to get some PT on that squad, but there aren’t too many perimeter lock down defenders in the NBA. Congrats and good luck, DeAndre.



  2. Pu
    4:19 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    What happened to the post about Randall Cobb?



  3. RIP Mel Turpin
    4:21 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder how much better Liggins would be if he played under Cal his entire college career? Also, it seems like the Kentucky Effect would have boosted his NBA contract amount and his stability. Agree?

    Would it have significantly changed the fortunes of Joe Crawford?



  4. imnotthefiveo
    4:22 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    he unfortunately actually won’t be on the team with daniel orton.. those two along with two others are competing for one roster spot..

    http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2012/09/thunder-sign-deandre-liggins.html



  5. UKBlue
    4:27 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    He will never see the court with the Thunder lineup. Too bad he couldn’t get hooked up with a horrible team so he could actually get some significant playing time.



  6. I Say
    4:31 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    As long as he’s on a team and in the league im happy! Deandre is one of my favorite cats of all time and I just want to see him be succesful



  7. Pu
    4:32 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    4) Thanks for the link. I’m pulling for Liggins. I know Orton was a Wildcat, but he doesn’t seem to give a spit about UK, so I couldn’t care less for him…



  8. life
    5:07 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t worry about Daniel competing for a spot. He’ll quit. He quits everything he ever started. He’s lazy.



  9. Nicholas
    5:13 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    #TeamLiggins



  10. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    6:04 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    From the looks of it, I swear that dude could bite a 2X4 in half!



  11. random
    6:14 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Actually, Orton says he misses Kentucky everyday if you believe random Twitter DMs with a friend of mine.



  12. Billyboyy
    6:23 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Go Liggins!



  13. putinrichie
    6:35 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    8 – This is very true and Larry Orton is the bum of a father who led his son down this path of laziness.



  14. catty
    6:47 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    yep, I’m on Team Liggins



  15. Rockfield, KY
    7:00 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    Liggins will eat him alive. Orton will never have 1/10 of the passion that Deandre has.



  16. JBR
    7:00 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    “Either way, go cats”???? Really? Liggins is a Cat, worked his tail off for three years here to better himself…Orton is a quitter and a baby with a crazy daddy…no comparison in who to pull for.



  17. Garmaster
    7:13 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    I like Liggins and the turnaround he had at UK, but he was a knucklehead in the beginning. Doesn’t anyone remember him refusing to go into a game? Perhaps if Orton had stayed, he would have had a similar attitude adjustment.



  18. Han
    7:35 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    17) You mean when he, Galloway, Harrelson and others came to this team, probably told they’d have a chance to play, and then Gillispie started Coury and Porter because he thought they were tougher?

    And then when Gillispie spent all day every day breaking the guys down without ever building them up or offering any helpful advice? (That’s from a couple former players.)

    Liggins felt Gillispie was treating him like crap, so he refused to go into the game when BCG was only going to pull him out the first time he took a shot or passed the ball because he didn’t look tough enough when he did it.



  19. Tim
    8:16 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    If it’s down to Liggins or Orton competing for a spot, my money would be on Liggins.



  20. Garmaster
    8:24 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    It wasn’t just Coach Gillispie that had problems with him. I seem to recall Coach Cal not allowing him to play at all until the Indiana game in his sophomore year. It’s not unfair to say he had an attitude problem early in his career at Kentucky.



  21. Bobby Bowden
    9:53 pm September 12, 2012 Permalink

    He’s a good kid!