Most days we have good news to report about former Wildcats in the NBA.
Today, however, there’s a bit of bad news.
Three former Kentucky Wildcats have been waived by their respective NBA teams.
Despite superstar guard Damian Lillard taking him under his wing, Isaiah Briscoe has been released by the Portland Trail Blazers.
Former Cat Archie Goodwin was included on the Portland roster cuts, as well.
The Blazers have waived Anthony Morrow, Isaiah Briscoe and Archie Goodwin
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) October 14, 2017
After signing with the Heat on October 11, DeAndre Liggins has been released by the team.
#Heat announce they've waived DeAndre Liggins, Erik McCree and Tony Mitchell. The roster stands at 17 with Derrick Walton Jr. (two-way contract) and Matt Williams Jr. still on the team.
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) October 14, 2017
This is the fifth time Liggins has either traded or waived this offseason, though the Heat are expected to keep him on their G-League affiliate.
Here was the entire list of local roster cuts to kick off the weekend:
local names on NBA cut lists: Isaiah Briscoe, Archie Goodwin, James Blackmon Jr., Jeremy Evans, DeAndre Liggins.
— rickbozich (@rickbozich) October 15, 2017
With the NBA season officially kicking off this week, this news comes at a rough time as teams are making their final cuts to get down to the maximum 15-man roster. That being said, hopefully we see new homes for the former Wildcats sooner rather than later.