DeAndre Liggins is one the move again, but he’s staying in the state of Texas.
On Wednesday, the Dallas Mavericks traded Liggins to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations. Liggins opened the 2016-17 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but ended up being waived towards the end of the regular season.
The Mavs claimed Liggins off of waivers and activated him for one game before the regular season ended. There were reports this offseason that Dallas was planning to cut Liggins, but they instead worked out a deal to send him to Houston, where he’ll team up with James Harden and Chris Paul.
The latter was just traded from the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal that should have Houston contending in the Western Conference. That deal also sent defensive stopper Patrick Beverley to L.A., which is exactly the kind of role Liggins would have in Houston.
We can only hope.