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Rautins recently played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. His agent said that Rautins will now wait to see if he gets a chance to play in the NBA. If no offer comes, he’ll head to Europe. The D-League is not an option this time around, according to his agent. “We’re not going to do that,” Bill Duffy, the CEO of Bill Duffy Associates, said Tuesday. “Some team is either going to be committed to him and give him an opportunity to make their roster or we’ll look at opportunities overseas.”
After spending training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder this fall, former Knicks and Syracuse player Andy Rautins has caught on with the NBA squad’s respective D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers. The Canadian guard spent his rookie year in the NBA with New York during the 2010-11 season. Though he played sparingly, Rautins still managed to develop favor with the Knickerbocker fan base, appearing in a number of web videos with then fellow rookie Landry Fields. The two also went on to star in their own web series, fittingly titled, “The Andy & Landry Show.” A couple of his more entertaining appearances (albeit on camera, not on the court), can be found below.
The Thunder announced Saturday they have waived non-guaranteed players Andy Rautins, Daniel Orton and Hollis Thompson, meaning Liggins won the final roster spot. If the three players aren’t signed by another NBA team, it’s likely they will join the Tulsa 66ers and remain part of the Thunder organization. Liggins came into camp as a longshot, seen mostly as a guy to just fill out the preseason roster. But he obviously won over Scott Brooks, playing extremely hard, doing little things, hustling everywhere and making plays. He earned that 15th spot. Liggins not only played well enough to win the spot, but he’s even opened the door for thoughts to if he could be a contributor down the line.