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Mavericks claim DeAndre Liggins off waivers

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Liggins joins the team as the season draws to a close.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off of waivers the team reports. Liggins was waived this Sunday by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In 61 games with the Cavs, 19 of which he started, Liggins averaged 2.4 points on 38.2 percent shooting including 37.8 percent on 3-pointers. He also grabbed 1.7 rebounds and had 0.9 assists in just over 12 minutes per game.

Dallas claiming Wiggins will save Cleveland $2.5 million in luxury tax. Liggins’ contract next season with the Cavaliers was worth $1.7 million with a team option. The Mavs were the only team in the league that could sign Liggins as they have an available roster spot.

At 6-6, the 29-year-old Liggins is an interesting wing. He can play both shooting guard and small forward and shoots the 3 well, 35.3 percent for his career. However, he hasn’t seen much playing time in his four seasons in the league and spent the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons out of the NBA.

This is likely an end of the season pick up just to fill out the roster for the final two games of the season for the Mavs. However, they could take a look at him over the summer and evaluate his long term potential with the club like they are doing with Jarrod Uthoff.