OKC Thunder: DeAndre Liggins' dismissal puts Thunder roster into better focus

With 15 players left standing, the Thunder's roster could be set. Training camp begins in three weeks, but barring an unexpected roster move, what you see is what you'll get.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: September 6, 2013
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On Friday evening, the Oklahoma City Thunder roster, according to the team's official website, contained 16 players, one more than league rules permit.

DeAndre Liggins, the 6-foot-6, 209-pound guard out of Kentucky, was still included on that list.

But the departure of Liggins, waived Friday after being charged with domestic violence and kidnapping, now puts the Thunder's 2013-14 roster into better focus.

With 15 players left standing, the Thunder's roster could be set. Training camp begins in three weeks, but barring an unexpected roster move, what you see is what you'll get.

Competition for the team's 15th and final spot just became much less complex with Liggins gone. With his dismissal, Ryan Gomes, a journeyman who was not in the league last year, stands the most to gain.

Gomes, a seven-year veteran, was signed last month to what is believed to be a non-guaranteed contract, meaning he must make the team to earn his salary. He was expected to enter camp competing with Liggins, center Daniel Orton and other possible training camp invitees for the last spot.

The Thunder also drafted forward Grant Jerrett out of Arizona with the 40th overall pick, but it's unclear what the team's plans for him are.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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