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Clippers to sign DeAndre Liggins, will probably add another player first

Sep 3, 2014, 12:38 PM EDT

DeAndre Liggins, Danilo Barthel, James Ennis DeAndre Liggins, Danilo Barthel, James Ennis

The Clippers surrendered a first-round pick and took a cap hit for each of the next five seasons to dump Jared Dudley and replace him with veterans.

First up, Hedo Turkoglu and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

The Clippers also want to add Ray Allen, but another player is third on the docket – DeAndre Liggins.

Shams Charania of RealGM:

It sounds as if DeAndre Liggins is an Exhibit 9 candidate.

An Exhibit 9 can be negotiated into a one-year, unguaranteed minimum contract. It allows a team to waive an injured player before the season and pay him just $6,000. Typically, an injured player’s contract becomes guaranteed until he’s healthy or the season ends, whichever comes first. (This refers to playing-related injuries only.)

However, teams can’t utilize Exhibit 9s until they already have 14 players without Exhibit 9s.

Douglas-Roberts and Turkoglu would give the Clippers 13 players. Maybe they’ll wait for Allen to add a 14th player, but there’s no guarantee he signs anywhere before training camp begins. Ekpe Udoh is another possibility for Player 14.

If Liggins, a formidable perimeter defender who played one game for the Heat last season following ugly domestic-violence charges, has an Exhibit 9, the Clippers can just later waive him to make room for Allen if need be. And if Allen doesn’t choose the Clippers, Liggins might have a decent chance to make the team.

  1. succulentnipples - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Big John Football doesn’t watch many Clippers games.

    • asimonetti88 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM

      Neither do most people.

  2. duhwighthoward - Sep 3, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Glad to know Doc Rivers is anti-racism, but pro-domestic abuse, assault and battery.

    • Kurt Helin - Sep 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

      Charges against him were dropped.

  3. spyder9669 - Sep 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    The NBA has alot of weird names for different ways teams can get around the cap. Its almost like they just invent them on the fly so the favorite teams can do whatever they want..

  4. eagles512 - Sep 3, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Why sign a borderline nba player when he was involved in an incident like that? Sterling is a racist idiot but what this guy did was worse but Rivers is fine with signing him?

  5. 00maltliquor - Sep 3, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    So the Clippers will sign a known woman beater but Heaven forbid he’s slightly racist……gotcha.

    • themars211 - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:56 PM

      Whats slightly racist? lol….Did Liggins get convicted? Why is he free after all that he was accused of?

  6. jerdogthompson - Sep 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Still cant figure out who is the biggest tool left on the petty team of perma-trolls is, malt, asimon,qball,thefakehtj? You knuckleheads should try this thing called Google before running your mouths, here is an excerpt from when this came up earlier this year;

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A clerk for an Oklahoma County judge says felony domestic violence charges against former Oklahoma City Thunder guard DeAndre Liggins have been dropped.

    Why don’t you all go hang on your rapist buddies nuts over on the Laker articles. Seems like a much better use of your time than insulting our intelligence on PBT. Now go play in the street children.


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