Hawks acquire, release G/F Liggins

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:51 PM The Atlanta Hawks acquired guard/forward DeAndre Liggins and cash considerations from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for draft considerations, the team announced Monday.

A couple of hours later in an expected move, the Hawks released Liggins and the veteran is now an unrestricted free agent.

The Clippers created a $1.67 million trade exception with the move, according to ESPN. They will have one year to use the exception.

Liggins reportedly will be owed $26,000 on his 2017-18 contract. He spent most of the 2016-17 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 2.4 points in 61 games. He also played one game for the Dallas Mavericks.

The Hawks also announced the signing of guard John Jenkins.

Jenkins was originally Atlanta's first-round pick (23rd overall) in the 2012 draft out of Vanderbilt and spent his first three NBA seasons with the Hawks. He also played with Phoenix and Dallas in his five-year NBA career.

In 145 regular-season career games (eight starts), Jenkins averaged 5.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per contest.

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