Liggins Making His Case in OKC
DeAndre Liggins made it crystal clear at Thunder media day why he came to Oklahoma City.
“I’m just trying to get a job,” he said. “That’s all I’m trying to do.”
After two weeks, he looks like the right man for the gig.
Liggins, the 6-foot-6 swingman out of Kentucky who played his rookie season with Orlando last year, has the resume, the references and the right skills to earn the 15th and final roster spot on the defending Western Conference champion.
Through three preseason games, last year’s 53rd overall pick has been the most pleasant surprise of all 19 players in Thunder camp.
“He plays defense with everything he has,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “And you love guys that play with their hearts out every possession.”