SEPTEMBER 25: In a pair of press releases, the Hawks confirmed today that they’ve acquired Liggins and cash from the Clippers in exchange for draft considerations, and subsequently waived Liggins.
Per Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constutition (Twitter link), the Clippers actually received a 2018 second-round pick in the swap, but it’s protected from 31-55, meaning it almost certainly won’t change hands.
Going back to the Clippers will be the draft rights to an as yet undetermined player.
The Hawks will turn around and waive the veteran Liggins, who they initially acquired from the Rockets ahead of the Chris Paul deal this summer.
By unloading Liggins today, the Clippers have managed to sneak to $122K below the luxury tax line. Had they waived and not traded Liggins, they would have been on the hook for an additional $26K.