Yogi Ferrell walks back deal with Mavs, re-enters free agency
Free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell has turned back on his recent two-year, $5.3 million agreement with the Dallas Mavericks in order to re-enter free agency, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The tweet by Charania was actually the first time the Mavs organization had heard of this, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon — making it likely that the information was leaked by the agent in hopes to gain some sort of leverage.
“We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” Ferrell’s agent Cervando Tejeda said.
Losing Ferrell could set the Mavericks back a few weeks now, as both sides had been working to get a deal done after the Mavs signed DeAndre Jordan early in July.
The team already has a staple at the point guard position in the high-flying Dennis Smith Jr., as well as a veteran backup in J.J. Barea — so the Mavs promised Ferrell an immediate role as the backup shooting guard, a somewhat forced fit, as Ferrell stands at an even 6-feet.
While it’s unknown why Ferrell and his agent felt uncomfortable, this wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened in Big D, as his potential teammate in Jordan also backed out of an agreement only three years ago, unleashing one of the most bizarre free agency sagas in recent history.