Yogi Ferrell Rumors

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Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell
Position: G
Born: 05/09/93
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $1,312,611
Helping to guide Smith throughout his opening days was Ferrell, who months earlier had been lauded as the exciting new point guard in Dallas. “You’re talking about a guy that is 100 percent professional,” Jamahl Mosley, the Mavericks’ coach at Summer League, said of Ferrell. “A lot of guys would take certain things personally when you’ve got a guy coming in and he’s a guard who gets the ball. But Yogi is helping Dennis get better. He is teaching him, and telling him, ‘If you see this, do this.’ I can’t tip my hat enough to his growth and leadership abilities.”
The pressure of staying at home to play for Indiana had never appeared to be too much for Ferrell. As a McDonald’s All-American in 2012, he had led Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis to back-to-back state championships while approaching a triple-double in his final game. “I’ve always worked hard and tried to take it up to the next level by watching film of some of the great point guards,” Ferrell said. “The other night I was watching Steve Nash’s passes — his pace, how he plays, how he finds different guys. How is it so easy for him? You’re trying to get inside his head, because success always repeats itself.”
The two cat-quick guards could now continue to find themselves playing together during the ’17-18 campaign. And after seeing success alongside Smith in the backcourt, Ferrell admits that he’s excited to see what the duo could accomplish during the upcoming season. “I mean, sometimes I don’t have to do everything, so I definitely like that,” Ferrell said of playing alongside Smith during summer-league play. “I can play off the ball a little bit, and I can knock down open shots. You know, I don’t have to go out and kill myself every single play by bringing the ball up when they’re pressuring me, so it’s been good playing with Dennis.”
The NBA All-Rookie Second Team consists of Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (123 points, 34 First Team votes), Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown (106 points, 24 First Team votes), Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (91 points, 20 First Team votes), Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (83 points, 11 First Team votes) and Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell (63 points, 7 First Team votes).