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Miami Heat Waive DeAndre Liggins

(Photo via Dave Eggen)

(Photo via Dave Eggen)

After being signed to the Miami Heat on Oct. 7DeAndre Liggins was waived this past Thursday.

The former Kentucky guard played in one preseason game for the Heat, scoring 10 points and recording two assists in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans – the team he last played an NBA regular season game for.

The deadline for NBA teams to cut down their roster to 15 guaranteed contract players is Monday at 2 p.m. (does not include two-way players) and the Heat had to make some moves in order to meet the limit.

Liggins, along with former Dayton guard Charles Cooke, will be waived but will have their chance to work their way back onto the roster through the G League.

The signing and waiving of Liggins appears planned from the jump, as they can now use him in partnership with their G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce (along with former Kentucky forward Marcus Lee, who was also recently waived by the Heat and is expected to play for the Skyforce).

This type of maneuvering will allow Liggins to receive a $50,000 bonus if he stays with the Skyforce for at least two months in addition to the $35,000 G League salary.

This will be Liggins third total stint with the Skyforce as he was a member back in the 2013-14 season – where he was named a D-League All-Star and later the D-League Defensive Player of the Year – and again in the 2015-16 season – where he was once again a D-League All-Star and named to the All-Defensive First Team.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for Miami Heat Waive DeAndre Liggins

  1. Cokely53
    10:39 pm October 14, 2018 Permalink

    Anyone buy those tickets from Michigan St’s website and hear something back? I’ve heard some people got a refund but I haven’t gotten a refund or email yet. Making me nervous.

  2. RondoTheDonThough
    9:18 am October 15, 2018 Permalink

    Could you buy the tickets digitally from MSU? I wouldn’t trust that administration especially if all of the refunds were Kentucky addresses. They let women get assaulted on a yearly basis.

    • Cokely53
      12:21 pm October 15, 2018 Permalink

      Matt had posted about it and you could go on their official website and buy tickets for it. Lowers and uppers. But it was just a request and if you got denied I think they sent your money back but they haven’t said anything yet