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Orlando welcomes DeAndre Liggins


The Magic introduced DeAndre Liggins and Justin Harper to the Orlando media today. Magic GM Otis Smith and Stan Van Gundy had very good things to say about DeAndre and both men seem genuinely excited about their pick. Smith said he didn’t expect Liggins to be on the board and that they were very lucky to pick both him and Justin Harper.

Stan Van Gundy raved about Liggins’ work ethic and maturity. Van Gundy said he knew he was getting a solid defender in DeAndre, but DeAndre shot the ball much, much better in his three workouts than what he was led to believe.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Orlando welcomes DeAndre Liggins

  1. Oogie Boogie Man
    3:11 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    ‘sup y’all…

  2. Sheeq weefed
    3:22 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Whoof arted?

  3. slappy
    3:24 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Did DeAndre get his suit out of the Billy Clyde collection? Looks a little big on him….

  4. UKAlum02
    3:25 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    “I didn’t expect to be picked at 53”

    Did you honestly believe that you were a first round pick? I think we all liked Liggins as a player and wished we could have had him back for another year, but this was a classic case of a player thinking he was better than he really was.

  5. Scotty Hopson
    3:26 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    RE:4, At least he got drafted.

  6. MePeePeeOnMe
    3:36 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    go get’em liggins. i hope to see u soon at Disney World and watch out for the palmeto bugs.

  7. TheCorrecter
    3:39 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    #4. I think he meant he didnt think he would be picked as high as 53. if he did mean what you think.. there is nothing wrong with him having high expectations. also… there were 20 picks in front of him in second round.. so your first round comment isnt quite accurate.

  8. Cristoforouk
    3:46 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Don’t you guys think it’s almost better to go undrafted than to go in the second round? Gives you more options and opportunities to make a team. If you go drafted in the second round you are basically stuck trying to make the one team that drafted you, but with no guarantee. Then if you don’t make it, you are behind the eight ball with all the other teams.

    On the other hand, I do understand that if a team drafts you, they probably genuinely expect you to make the roster.

    Just giving a different perspective.

  9. Will Hill
    3:52 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Why is Liggins standing next to Ron Jeremy??

  10. Mags Bennett
    4:16 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Hi my name is SVG and I’m the master of panic!!

    4:18 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Liggins : “umm, ummm ummm um ummmmm umm. Thank you.”

  12. CATastrophe
    4:54 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    11- haha exactly what I was thinking. love Liggins to death but he really isn’t a great speaker. He called Stan van Gundy “Stan.” he also said “it’s a pleasance to be here.” Just goes to show how good of a trash talker he is though.. GL LIGGINS.

  13. Le Sigh
    4:55 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    What is up with the Transformers sound effects with the names?

  14. manu1433
    5:08 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    sucks that howard is gonna leave after the season…that magic roster much like the pistons one is gonna be a mess…too many overpaid guys that they will not be able to move…on the bright side, orton and liggins may be able to get some PT when they suck after howard ditches em LBJ style

  15. biggest bluest
    5:24 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    #3 you kidding me…you think dre’s suit is big what about the other guy lol? i was just about to post that i noticed right off the bat that that dude must have declined getting measured at whatever shop he bought it at.

    good job deandre…i have faith that he’s going to make that teamm and be a big contributor.

  16. minton
    5:54 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    We love you DeAndre, but stop saying “ummm.”

  17. Shameless
    9:14 pm June 29, 2011 Permalink

    Operation win is a joke. Pay no mind to UK football. What many people haven’t said is Charlie Strong had a top 25 recruiting class which was a lot higher than UK’s.

  18. hmmm
    9:00 am June 30, 2011 Permalink

    Second round is great this year since no competition from summer league players he is likely to make roster unless season is cancelled.