In light of DeAndre Liggins’ arrest Friday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have decided to release Liggins from the team.
Liggins, 24, is charged with three counts of domestic abuse, two counts of domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, one count of kidnapping and one count of violating a protective order.
This is no surprise at all that the Thunder decided to cut ties with Liggins.
Liggins played his first season with the Thunder last year, and became a favorite of Scott Brooks, earning some playing time because of his hustle and defensive intensity.
Liggins still was not a guarantee to even make the roster for next season. His release will make it easier to see what the Thunder roster may look like.
The Thunder’s most recent signing, Ryan Gomes, now looks like he will definitely make the team. This will be interesting because Gomes has been in the league awhile and could be a part of the Thunder’s rotation at some point next season.
I actually had a feeling that Liggins was going to make the team and get minutes early on in the season, possibly over Jeremy Lamb. The depth at the wing position now makes it look like Lamb will definitely be getting a good amount of playing time, even early in the season.