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DeAndre Liggins and Dakari Johnson waived

New Orleans has waived guard DeAndre Liggins, while Memphis waived center Dakari Johnson.

NBA: Houston Rockets at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Less than five minutes apart, the New Orleans Pelicans waived former Kentucky Wildcats guard DeAndre Liggins, and the Memphis Grizzlies waived center Dakari Johnson.

Liggins appeared in 27 games, including three starts, for the Pelicans last season. He averaged 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game.

Dakari, on the other hand, was just traded to the Orlando Magic from the Oklahoma City Thunder, then to the Grizzlies, less than a month ago along with nearly $2 million in exchange for Rodney Purvis. That move was salary-motivated to remove his $1.4 million guaranteed salary off of the books as Purvis was on a non-guaranteed deal.

This move was also salary-motivated as today is the NBA’s deadline to use the “Stretch” provision.

Johnson averaged 1.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.2 minutes per game last season.

Hopefully, they both find new homes before the NBA season begins on October 16.