Yogi Ferrell receiving interest from Cavs, Pelicans
Free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell recently walked back his commitment to the Dallas Mavericks after reaching a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the team, and now teams are on the lookout for his services.
Ferrell put up 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last year, the second year of his deal with the Mavericks after signing two 10-day contracts to merit his stay with the team, coming off the then-D-League.
His agent, Cervando Tejeda, reportedly felt “uncomfortable” with the deal, after the 6-foot guard was promised the backup shooting guard role earlier through negotiations.
Shortly after he agreed to sign, the Mavs quickly moved to finalize and agreement with forward Dirk Nowitzki to a one-year, $5 million deal, though the German international is in no rush to sign it after recovering from ankle surgery.
The Cavs are fresh off drafting Collin Sexton with the eighth overall pick and are unlikely to give Ferrell a starting gig, while the Pelicans have Elfrid Payton on a one-year deal to take the reins.
Ferrell isn’t a natural point guard, but rather a scorer — yet his fit as a shooting guard is questionable given the height and strength disparity with most off-guards in the league.