Filling out its roster after trading Roger Mason Jr., the Miami Heat signed forward DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract Tuesday.
Liggins will be available for the Heat’s home game against the New York Knicks on Thursday. Previously drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Liggins most recently played for the Heat’s D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.54 steals per game for Sioux Falls.
“I’m going to try to do my job to stay as long as I can,” Liggins said after practice Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Heat can re-sign Liggins after 10 days, or sign another free agent to take his place. This is Liggins’ third NBA team. He played 17 games for the Orlando Magic during the 2011-12 season, and then played 39 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Liggins was released by the Thunder in September of 2013 after being charged with domestic abuse in the presence of a minor, a felony.
“We all make mistakes, unfortunately,” Liggins said. “I learned from it, I moved past it and I’m ready to get back on track.”