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Clippers news: Los Angeles trades DeAndre Liggins to Hawks

After spending the 2016-17 NBA season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks, DeAndre Liggins was traded to the Houston Rockets for cash considerations. Then, Liggins was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of the surprising Chris Paul trade to officially begin the drama-filled offseason.

With training camp approaching, the Clippers have traded Liggins to the Atlanta Hawks, which will create a $1.67 million trade exception for them according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

In addition, the Hawks will waive the fifth-year guard prior to training camp:

For the Clippers, they begin a new era without Paul after failing to make it past the second round of the playoffs during his six seasons. With Blake Griffin re-signing on a five-year, $173 million deal and DeAndre Jordan still protecting the paint, they have retooled the roster with Patrick Beverly, Sam Dekker, Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell, Milos Teodosic, and Lou Williams for head coach Doc Rivers.

As numerous All-Stars have joined the already competitive Western Conference during the offseason, there are questions if the Clippers can stay competitive despite the major roster overhaul heading into the 2017-18 NBA season. The Clippers will begin their new era against Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 19.