DeAndre Liggins joining Pelicans on 10-day contract

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed guard DeAndre Liggins to a 10-day contract.

The Pelicans used an injury exception, awarded by the NBA, to acquire Liggins.

Liggins flew into Memphis on Tuesday night to sign his contract and be available for the Pelicans' game against Memphis on Wednesday night.

Milwaukee waived Liggins on Sunday.

Liggins played 31 games and averaged 15 minutes for the Bucks. In games in which Liggins played 18 minutes or more, Milwaukee was 10-1. Liggins will earn $89,109 on the contract.

Liggins was a Kentucky teammate of two Pelicans: center DeMarcus Cousins and guard Darius Miller.

Liggins, 31, impacted the Bucks with a defensive intensity that often proved disruptive on the floor. New Orleans will be the seventh NBA team for Liggins in his career -- which has included stops with Orlando, Oklahoma City, Miami, Cleveland and Dallas -- since he was drafted out of Kentucky in 2011.