January 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins (25) warms up before the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat interested in signing DeAndre Liggins

When the Miami Heat traded Roger Mason to the Sacramento Kings before this past Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, they did so with the intent to clear a roster spot.

That wasn’t exactly news as rumors of the Heat attempting to clear a spot had swirled for weeks, but the fact they did it seemed to suggest they were serious about adding a new player.

Some speculated that the Heat would take a dip in the free agent pool and attempt to bring aboard a veteran who was bought out after the deadline. That still may be the case, but it appears right now their interest in on former Oklahoma City Thunder talent DeAndre Liggins.

Liggins has been playing well in the NBDL and it seems as if the Heat are pondering the thought of signing him according to the South Florida Sun.

Sources tell Sun Sentinel that Heat strongly considering signing DeAndre Liggins, who has been playing for team’s Sioux Falls affiliate.

Miami could simply send Liggins back to the NBDL if they want to sign a player out of free agency or clear another roster spot by waiving somebody, so a Liggins addition wouldn’t hurt the Heat’s chances in free agency.

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