According to a source, former Oklahoma City Thunder reserve swingman DeAndre Liggins will be in this Friday’s NBA D-League draft player pool.
The 6-foot-6 guard appeared in 39 games for the Thunder last season, and averaged 1.4 points, 1.3 rebounds in 7.4 minutes. Liggins also played 19 games for the Thunder’s NBADL affiliate in Tulsa, where he averaged 11.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in 34.2 minutes.
This offseason, Liggins was waived by the Thunder shortly after he was arrested August 31, when his girlfriend told police that he attacked her in front of their 2-year-old son. Liggins pleaded not-guilty to his charges on September 30th. Liggins is facing two counts of kidnapping, two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of domestic abuse in the presence of a minor and one count of violating a protective order. However, Liggins is free on bond.
At 25-years-old, the former Kentucky player could make some serious noise in the NBA D-League this season, and perhaps get his playing career back on track. Liggins’ entry into the D-League draft is certainly a top story line to follow come Friday, when the NBADL draft is set to take place from it’s New York headquarters.