Yogi Ferrell reaches deal to play for Sacramento
In the last couple of days, it had appeared that point guard Yogi Ferrell was seemingly headed to return on a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Alas, he has instead decided to change course as he has agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million deal to join the Sacramento Kings, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said. https://t.co/5NcnC5o786
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
This move brings more stability in the backcourt for the Kings next season to their already crowded backcourt where he should vie for playing time off the bench with second-year point guard Frank Mason, as well as behind second-year guard De’Aaron Fox next season. Yogi Ferrell has shown to be a stable source of production and another reliable ball handler that could add another element to the team.
He is coming off a productive third season where he averaged 10.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc to go along with 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 27.8 minutes per contest. He played all 82 games with 21 starts. Ferrell was the only player on the Mavs to play in every single regular season game, while notching double figures 40 times with 17 contests posting at least 15 points, and five with 20 or more points.
It is an intriguing turn of events with him seemingly on track to return to the Mavericks to remain a part of their young backcourt, but he has decided to join the Kings for the next two seasons. This now puts Dallas out of two key assets at the point guard point guard position with both Ferrell and Seth Curry deciding to sign elsewhere in free agency this summer.