Despite all the possibilities of buyouts with Danny Granger, Metta World Peace, Jimmer Fredette and others, the Heat decided to go with a different route. Today, they announced the signing of DeAndre Liggins from the NBADL SkyForce.
Here's the official press release from the Miami Heat:
MIAMI, FL - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Liggins has appeared in 35 games (34 starts) with the Skyforce this season averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.54 steals and 40.3 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the field. The 2014 NBA D-League All-Star has appeared in 54 career D-League games (53 starts) and averaged 13.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.26 steals and 38.2 minutes while shooting 41.4 percent from the field.
The University of Kentucky product has also appeared in 56 career NBA games (one start) and averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds in 7.2 minutes of action while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. He appeared in eight postseason NBA games with Oklahoma City last season totaling eight points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 68 minutes.
Liggins was originally drafted in the second round (53rd overall) in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.
He will wear number 14.
Liggins participated in today's Heat practice, here's what he had to say:
I've worked hard to get back to this level and I appreciate the opportunity they've given me. I'm here to do all the little things.
And Dwyane Wade said this:
I've always pulled for him. For him to come here gives him a chance to show what he can do.
Tell us what you think.