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The oft-traveled DeAndre Liggins may have finally found a home.
According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the one-time Cleveland Cavaliers swingman has signed a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans is bringing back guard DeAndre Liggins on a two-year deal, league sources tell ESPN. His time on a 10-day contract with Pels recently ended. Liggins has shown himself to be a strong perimeter defender.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2018
The 6-foot-6, 209-pound Liggins — regarded as an elite perimeter defender — has played 35 games this season, the first 34 with the Milwaukee Bucks and then four with New Orleans.
He averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 15.5 minutes in 31 games, including one start, for the Bucks. He was waived by Milwaukee on Jan. 7.
Liggins, who played in 61 games and made 19 starts for the Cavaliers last season, signed his first 10-day deal with the Pelicans on Jan. 10, then another on Jan. 20.
In four games with New Orleans, Liggins is averaging 4.3 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 12.8 minutes per game.
For his career, 29-year-old University of Kentucky product, how in his fifth NBA season, averages 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 11.1 minutes in 154 games, making 21 starts.
Pelicans are now $950K below the luxury tax and $1.5M below the hard cap after the DeAndre Liggins signing. The Pelicans have 15 players under contract but technically an open roster spot based on the Emeka Okafor 10-Day.
— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 4, 2018