Liggins with the Cavaliers in 2017
|No. 34 – New Orleans Pelicans|
March 31, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||209 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada)|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|2012–2013||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2013–2014||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2014||→Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2015–2016||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2018–present||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
DeAndre Desmond Liggins (born March 31, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Kentucky.
Liggins played three years at the University of Kentucky. He spent his first two years mostly coming off the bench, but in his junior year, coach John Calipari decided to start him. After his junior season, he elected to enter the 2011 NBA draft.
On June 24, 2011, Liggins was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. Liggins made his NBA debut for Orlando on February 20, 2012 in a road game against the Milwaukee Bucks where he recorded three points and two rebounds in 10 minutes on the court. In July 2012, he joined the Magic for the 2012 NBA Summer League.
On September 12, 2012, Liggins signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the 2012–13 season, he had multiple assignments with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. On January 13, 2013, Liggins started his first NBA game for the Thunder against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland. He recorded 11 points and nine rebounds as the Thunder defeated the Trail Blazers, 87-83. In July 2013, he joined the Thunder for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 6, 2013, Liggins was waived by the Thunder.
On February 25, 2014, Liggins signed a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat. On March 8, 2014, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Heat. The next day, he was assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He was recalled a day later. On March 14, 2014, he was waived by the Heat. He managed only one game for the Heat, recording 2 points and 1 rebound. On March 18, 2014, he was re-acquired by the Skyforce. On April 21, he was named the 2014 D-League Defensive Player of the Year.
In July 2014, Liggins joined the Detroit Pistons for the Orlando Summer League and the Los Angeles Clippers for the Las Vegas Summer League. On October 15, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr of Russia for the 2014–15 season. On January 20, 2015, he parted ways with Krasny Oktyabr. On February 27, 2015, he signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of Germany for the rest of the season.
On November 2, 2015, Liggins was reacquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. On January 29, he was named in the East All-Star team for the 2016 NBA D-League All-Star Game, earning his second All-Star nod in three years. However, he was ruled out of the All-Star game due to a right plantar fascia injury suffered on January 9, and was replaced in the East team by Quinn Cook. On April 13, he earned D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors for the second time in three years. He helped the Skyforce finish with a D-League-best 40–10 record in 2015–16, and went on to help the team win the league championship with a 2–1 Finals series win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders. At the season's end, he was named to the All-NBA D-League Second Team and All-NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team for the second time in his career.
On September 26, 2016, Liggins signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made his debut for the Cavaliers in the team's season opener on October 25, 2016, recording four points, three rebounds, three assists and one block in a 117–88 win over the New York Knicks. On April 9, 2017, he was waived by the Cavaliers.
On June 28, 2017, Liggins was traded to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations, then immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the trade that sent Chris Paul to Houston. On September 25, he was again traded – this time to the Atlanta Hawks for draft considerations. He was waived by the Hawks within a few hours of the transaction. On October 10, 2017, Liggins signed with the Miami Heat. He was waived four days later after appearing in one preseason game.
On January 10, 2018, Liggins signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. On January 20, 2018, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Pelicans. On February 5, 2018, he signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans. Four days later, in a 100–82 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Liggins made his first start of the season, but failed to score in 19 minutes.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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