May 1, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins (25) attempts a shot against Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (12) during the second half in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Rockets defeated the Thunder 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder waive guard accused of assault


The Oklahoma City Thunder have waved guard DeAndre Liggins on Friday afternoon. Liggins was a bench player for the Thunder this past season and averaged 1.5 points per contest in 7.4 minutes per game. He has played in 56 career games.

 

 

Liggins has recently come under scrutiny after being arrested earlier this week for allegedly beating up his girlfriend. According to reports he punched her and dropped an Xbox and a fan on her while their 2 year old son looked on.

Whether or not Liggins is found guilty, this is not the type of attention that a bench player is seeking trying to make a name for himself. Very few general managers are willing to put up with off the court problems unless the player is a starter or at least a vital contributor.

I don’t anticipate that Liggins will be able to latch onto another team until his legal problems get sorted out. After the dust settles, it will be difficult for him to continue his NBA career.

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