Miami Heat confirm signing of D-League All-Star Liggins

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The Miami Heat have confirmed the signing of DeAndre Liggins on a 10-day contract, according to the NBA champions' official website.

Liggins, a shooting guard out of the University of Kentucky, has been signed from the Sioux Falls Skyforce - the Heat's D-League affiliate - where he has 14.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg and 4.8 apg in 35 games this season.

The 25-year-old has previous experience of the NBA, having been selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2011 draft.

He made 17 appearances for the Magic, before signing on with the Oklahoma City Thunder - the team widely expected to present the biggest Western threat to the Heat's chances of a historic 'threepeat' - in September 2012.

Exact details of his deal in Miami have not been disclosed, but a move for a player from the D-League appeared a likely scenario for the Heat after they sent guard Roger Masion Jr. to the Sacramento Kings prior to the trade deadline.

Liggins, who was called up to the D-League All-Star team this year and will wear the number 14 jersey at AmericanAirlines Arena, could make his debut for Erik Spoelstra's team later this week.

The Heat, who thrashed the Chicago Bulls 93-79 on Sunday night despite being without the services of reigning MVP LeBron James, square-off against the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

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