Hawks release Liggins shortly after acquiring him in trade

DeAndre Liggins spent part of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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DeAndre Liggins spent part of last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Atlanta Hawks released DeAndre Liggins shortly after acquiring him in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers Monday.

The Hawks sent future draft considerations to the Clippers for the former Kentucky player and cash considerations. In an expected move, the Hawks released Liggins and the journeyman player is now an unrestricted free agent.

Liggins spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and also played with the Dallas Mavericks.

In his six seasons in the NBA, Liggins played in 119 games, starting 20 and averaged 2.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.6 assists.