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Dakari Johnson, DeAndre Liggins waived

And now, two bits of unfortunate news to start the holiday weekend: both Dakari Johnson and DeAndre Liggins have been waived, Dakari by the Memphis Grizzlies and DeAndre by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Dakari was traded to the Grizzlies by the Magic back in late July, while DeAndre had been with the Pelicans since January, appearing in 27 games last season and averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes. Dakari played for the Oklahoma City Blue in the G-League for most of last season, averaging 23.3 points, 10 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. According to Michael Wallace,  his contract will be stretched over three years at a minimum cap hit.

Dakari and DeAndre have excelled in the G-League, so they’ll find their feet, but still, what a bummer.


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2 Comments for Dakari Johnson, DeAndre Liggins waived

  1. michaelb
    8:47 pm August 31, 2018 Permalink

    Feels like I’ve read this story 20 times over the last 10 years . poor guys

  2. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots
    11:30 pm August 31, 2018 Permalink

    Dakari Johnson, had he came back for the 2015-16 season would’ve been a first round pick. Georgios Papagiannis who was drafted with the 13th pick the following year in 2016 was rated by all scouts and services as a lesser prospect with a lower ceiling. Stay in schools kids.