The Los Angeles Clippers traded DeAndre Liggins to Atlanta, creating a $1.67M trade exception, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 24, 2017
Atlanta won’t send any players back to Los Angeles, instead either sending a heavily-protected second-round pick or at least $75,000 in cash, the minimum they need to send to comply with NBA rules. Liggins will also be immediately waived by the Hawks, per Woj:
The Hawks will waive Liggins, who has a non-guaranteed deal, league sources said. https://t.co/M8xHtHurEy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 24, 2017
Liggins has a contract for $1,577,230 next season but just $26,773 is guaranteed, so the Hawks will eat that amount this season. It has yet to be reported what Los Angeles is sending along with Liggins to make this work the Hawks’ trouble, but a lightly-protected second-rounder is the most likely outcome.
John Jenkins was previously reported to be signed to the 20th and final offseason roster spot, but that signing will be delayed slightly—the trade and subsequent waiving of Liggins will have to take place before Jenkins can officially sign with the team.