NBA rumors: Yogi Ferrell to Clippers

Shams Charania: Guard Yogi Ferrell plans to sign a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers later next week upon clearing health and safety protocols, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

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Not only does that create a short-term opportunity for Ferrell, but there’s also a path to a longer stay if he impresses over the next week and the Cavs determine Ferrell’s ball-handling and shot creation is more needed than the size, length and athleticism of Thon Maker -- the sporadically-used end-of-roster developmental big who has done little to distinguish himself. That’s a conversation for further down the road. The Cavs must let that play out. For now, Ferrell has the shot he waited for all offseason -- and never got. A chance to show he still belongs in the NBA. “I’m approaching this as if I have nothing to lose,” he said. “I just want to go out there and give it my all and say I did that at the end of the day.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed point guard Yogi Ferrell to a 10-day contract, helping them overcome a rash of injuries that’s led to a shortage on guards, league sources tell cleveland.com. The Cavs used the hardship exception, which allows teams to temporarily sign an additional player beyond the maximum of 17 (including a pair of two-ways).
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has waived guard Yogi Ferrell and forward Malcolm Miller. Ferrell (6-0, 178, Indiana) has four years of NBA experience with the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings, owning career averages of 7.8 points, 2.3 assists and 2.1 assists in 20.4 minutes per contest. In 2019-20 he saw action in 50 games for the Kings, averaging 4.4 points, 1.4 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per contests. Miller (6-7, 210, Holy Cross) has played in three NBA seasons with the Toronto Raptors, wher
The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Yogi Ferrell and forward Malcolm Miller. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Additionally, the team has waived guard Trevon Bluiett, center Romaro Gill, forward Tre Scott and guard Jake Toolson.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Cervando Tejeda, agent for Yogi Ferrell, denied that they have talked to Barcelona. Ferrell is still free agent looking for another NBA opportunity. “Ferrell is in US working out and waiting for another NBA opportunity and no talks have happened with Barcelona as of now” Tejeda told Sportando.
The Kings believe Ferrell will play a critical role in their uptempo style of play around a talented young core of Harry Giles, De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III. “I’m excited about the opportunity to grow with this team and I can’t wait to bring my heart to Sacramento.”
Tim Cato: Yogi Ferrell has not ruled out the Mavericks, per league sources, and the team believes they may still sign the free agent guard despite Ferrell backing out of a deal agreed to last night.
Eddie Sefko: The Mavericks are on the verge of signing Yogi Ferrell to a multi year deal, a source said. They have rescinded his qualifying offer, but that is a formality. They have up to $4.4 million to spend but it’s unknown how much of that they will use on the third-year guard.
The Dallas Mavericks and guard Yogi Ferrell are "on the 1-yard line" of getting a deal done, a source told ESPN. The Mavs rescinded their $2.9 million qualifying offer to Ferrell on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent. The source said, however, that the team considered the qualifying offer "a placeholder" and fully expects to re-sign Ferrell.
Eddie Sefko: The Mavericks are on the verge of signing Yogi Ferrell to a multi year deal, a source said. They have rescinded his qualifying offer, but that is a formality. They have up to $4.4 million to spend but it’s unknown how much of that they will use on the third-year guard.
The Dallas Mavericks and guard Yogi Ferrell are "on the 1-yard line" of getting a deal done, a source told ESPN. The Mavs rescinded their $2.9 million qualifying offer to Ferrell on Friday, making him an unrestricted free agent. The source said, however, that the team considered the qualifying offer "a placeholder" and fully expects to re-sign Ferrell.
Tim MacMahon: Mavs expect guard Yogi Ferrell to play for $2.9M qualifying offer this season, per source. Team will be patient looking for bargains with $4.4M cap-room exception or remaining cap space. Dirk will get exception or rest of cap space, whichever is more.
Mike Fisher: Source tells DBcom that #Mavs intend to bring back guard Yogi Ferrell. (We don’t yet know which cap tool/$).
Eddie Sefko: Salah Mejri has agreed to one-year deal for the minimum, according to Priority sports and other sources. Nothing yet on Yogi Ferrell, but he's a favorite of the Mavericks and odds are good something gets worked out.
Albert Nahmad: Mavs will enter the free agency with the ability to create up to $28M of cap room ($30M if they rescind Yogi Ferrell’s qualifying offer). They can repay Dirk for declining his $5M team option with, at a minimum, a two-year $9M R-MLE deal.
Eddie Sefko: The Mavericks have extended offer sheets to Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott and Salah Mejri, making all of them restricted free agents on July 1. Deadline for each is Friday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Dallas has tendered a qualifying offer to guard Yogi Ferrell and he'll become a restricted free agent on July 1, league source tells ESPN.
"I want to be here," he said. "And I think they want me to be here. I'm just going to wait and see how it works out." Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists per game last season, his second with the Mavericks. The Mavericks have said they hope to retain Ferrell.
The Mavericks are hedging their bets that Ferrell, who eventually signed a two-year contract with Dallas, can be their starting point guard for many years to come. By waiving Williams, that process stats immediately. So what exactly are the Mavericks expecting from Ferrell, who turns 24 on May 9? “Continued improvement, continued aggression, continue to get integrated more and more into the mentality we like to play with,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s going to have a lot of tough defensive assignments along the way. “There’s a lot of good players coming in at the point guard position, and he’s going to have the responsibility of playing those guys, at least why he’s a starter.”
“He’s on pace to have one of the greatest 10 days of all time,” forward Harrison Barnes said. “He’s just playing with so much heart. And offensively and defensively, he’s had some tough match-ups. But he’s brought it every single night and the guy is giving us a chance.”
Olimpia Milano is on the market for this season, as confirmed by the General Manager Flavio Portaluppi, but the Italian reigning champions are also planning for the future. One of the players that EA7 is following is Yogi Ferrell.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell, who originally signed with Brooklyn on August 5, appeared in three preseason games with the Nets, recording averages of 4.3 points and 1.7 assists in 9.6 minutes per game.
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