Sep 30, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Justin Hamilton (7) during media day at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat release DeAndre Liggins, sign Justin Hamilton


The Miami Heat will not be signing veteran guard DeAndre Liggins, instead releasing him to make room for big man Justin Hamilton, according to

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Justin Hamilton and released guard DeAndre Liggins from his 10-day contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hamilton appeared in 37 games (all starts) with the HEAT’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, earlier this season and averaged 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.03 blocks, 1.5 assists and 35.8 minutes while shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 81.2 percent from the foul line. He recently appeared in one game with Charlotte, recording one steal in 3:44 minutes of action, after signing a 10-day contract with the Bobcats on March 4.

Hamilton’s deal is for two years.


Hamilton was originally drafted with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and had his rights traded to the Heat in a deal involving Arnett Moultrie.

Liggins, who signed a second 10-day contract with the Heat last week, scored two points and grabbed a rebound in one appearance with the Heat.

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