Liggins will be available for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. After he was claimed off waivers by the Mavericks on Tuesday, Liggins didn't end up seeing the floor later that evening in the team's loss to the Nuggets, but he was part of the contingent that traveled to Memphis for the season finale. With the Mavericks ruling out five players for the contest, Liggins should make his team debut Wednesday and see a decent amount of run off the bench. Liggins' contract isn't fully guaranteed for 2017-18, so he'll be viewing Wednesday's game as an opportunity to stake his claim to a roster spot heading into training camp next fall.
Liggins was claimed off waivers by the Mavericks on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Liggins was waived by the Cavaliers over the weekend so the team could sign Dahntay Jones, and he'll now join the Mavericks. The swingman's deal isn't fully guaranteed for 2017-18, so it's a low-risk move for the Mavericks to bring him aboard and see if he can crack the roster in training camp next fall. The Mavericks play Tuesday against the Nuggets and Wednesday against the Grizzlies before the season draws to a close, and it's unclear if Liggins will play in either contest.
Liggins was waived by the Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with only three regular-season games remaining on the schedule, the Cavaliers are still looking to tweak their roster, and will let to go Liggins in order to explore other options in his spot. The Cavaliers will have until Wednesday to add a player who will be eligible for the postseason, so expect the team to find a 15th man by that point. In any event, it spells an end to the season for Liggins, who appeared in 61 games in 2016-17, averaging 2.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists across 12.3 minutes per contest.
Liggins came off the bench to record two points (1-3 FG), four steals, three rebounds and two assists across 18 minutes during Saturday's 108-78 loss to the Clippers. With Kyrie Irving (rest/knee), LeBron James (rest) and Kevin Love (rest) sidelined for Saturday's tilt, Liggins saw his most time on the floor since the last time the Big Three weren't available on March 4 against the Heat. While Liggins isn't known for his scoring -- averaging 7.2 points per 36 minutes -- he averages a solid 2.0 steals per 36 minutes, and is utilized as a defensive specialist by the Cavaliers. Regardless of his defensive capabilities, Liggins is largely a fantasy non-factor, as he rarely garners significant minutes.
Liggins received less than a minute of playing time in Monday's 106-98 loss to the Heat, accruing no statistics. In the Cavaliers' prior matchup with the Heat on Saturday, Liggins put up four points, eight rebounds and three assists over 29 minutes, but effectively dropped out of the rotation with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving returning for the rematch after resting Saturday. It looks like most of Liggins' opportunities will remain limited to garbage time when the Cavs' stars are available.
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