The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that they have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract from their NBA Development League affiliate, the team announced.
“We liked him. He’s been coached under our umbrella and highly recommended by our staff in Sioux Falls,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Liggins has appeared in 35 games (34 starts) with the Skyforce this season averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 40.3 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the field.
“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,” Liggins said.
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.
This was posted from a media release. All quotes inserted via Twitter @MiamiHEAT.