The Miami Heat are expected to be interested in a myriad of bought out players in the coming weeks. What was not expected was their interest in an NBA D-Leaguer. Specifically, DeAndre Liggins.
According to Ira Winderman of the Miami Sun Sentinal, the Heat aren’t just interested in Liggins’ services. They’re “highly” interested in signing Liggins.
Liggins has spent the season with the Heat’s D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 14.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. But the Heat aren’t exactly known for tapping into their talent on the Skyforce. Instead, the Heat are known for waiting until the March 1 buyout deadline to see which veteran(s) they could add for the stretch run.
Thus, adding Liggins would be a pretty unexpected move.
Liggins was originally drafted by the Orlando Magic and has also spent time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, though, he’s now free to sign with any team.
Winderman says that, with the Heat not playing again until Thursday, it’s likely that Liggins will be brought in at some point later this week.