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New Orleans Pelicans sign DeAndre Liggins to two-year contract

The seldom-used defensive stopper returns!

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The New Orleans Pelicans are bringing back DeAndre Liggins to the roster, signing him to a two-year contract according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

One should assume Liggin’s contract includes team friendly vocabulary in the form of a partial guarantee for next season, similar to the deals Jordan Crawford, Quinn Cook and Axel Toupane received towards the end of the 2016-17 season.

Liggins appeared in four games with the Pelicans over the span of his two 10-day contracts, averaging 4.3 points and 1.0 steals in 12.8 minutes. He was primarily utilized as a defensive stopper by Head Coach Alvin Gentry, and with Tony Allen included in the Nikola Mirotic trade, he should remain in that role for the rest of the season.

With today’s news, the Pelicans roster currently stands at 15, but remember that Emeka Okafor was just signed to a 10-day contract.

Expect for Okafor’s roster spot to remain fluid as the Pelicans will likely monitor the buyout candidate market following the NBA trade deadline.