NBA Rumor: Yogi Ferrell Free Agency

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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 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 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.”
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