NBA free agency rumors: Yogi Ferrell close to re-signing with Mavericks after team rescinds qualifying offer

Dallas Mavericks: The Rise Of Yogi Ferrell, And Realistic Expectations

NBA free agency rumors: Yogi Ferrell close to re-signing with Mavericks after team rescinds qualifying offer
NBA free agency rumors: Yogi Ferrell close to re-signing with Mavericks after team rescinds qualifying offer

The Mavericks rescinded the 25-year-old point guard’s qualifying offer, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

The team intends to ink Ferrell to a new deal, according to a report from ESPN. Ferrell had been a restricted free agent.

Sources: The Dallas Mavericks have rescinded the qualifying offer on guard Yogi Ferrell, making him an unrestricted free agent.

His $2.9 million qualifying offer was rescinded, making Ferrell a free agent, but Mavs intend to re-sign him.

Ferrell averaged 10.2 points and 2.5 assists in 82 games for Dallas last season.

Ferrell, who played collegiately at Indiana, wasn’t selected in the 2016 draft.

They signed DeAndre Jordan to a one-year contract, worth close to $24.1 million, when free agency began July 1..


Dallas Mavericks: The Rise Of Yogi Ferrell, And Realistic Expectations

Dallas Mavericks: The Rise Of Yogi Ferrell, And Realistic Expectations

On January 28th, former Indiana standout Yogi Ferrell didn’t have a job, now he has turned into a feel-good story for the Dallas Mavericks.

First, let me explain Yogi Ferrell’s back story.

Yogi wouldn’t be drafted, sadly, not even in the second round.

Since signing his Friday 10-Day contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Yogi Ferrell has been on a tear.

Yogi has brought life to Dallas, in both his play and the locker room, which has seen them look like a solid NBA team for this stretch.

The reality is, this Yogi saga will likely die down.

So even if Yogi goes down that route, I am sure he will be happy with that compared to being out of the NBA or in the D-League.

Yogi Ferrell Unexpectedly Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Dallas Mavericks

Yogi Ferrell Unexpectedly Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have offered point guard Yogi Ferrell a two-year contract with the team for the league minimum, following his recent on-the-court performances.

The Nets then waived Ferrell in December, allowing the Mavericks to swoop in on him, signing Ferrell for a 10-day contract in late January.

Ferrell has averaged 17.8 points, 5.8 assists, and.444 shooting percentage from the field with 37.5 minutes per game.

Yogi Ferrell signed a 10-day contract with the Mavs on Saturday.

“Our guys love him, and we are thrilled by how well he has been playing.” Cuban’s Mavericks are hoping that the introduction of Ferrell to the team will rejuvenate play on the court and help get them back into playoff contention.

The Mavericks are only two games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth seed and just behind the Portland Trailblazers, to whom Ferrell delivered a crushing blow on Friday night with the game winning shot.

Mavericks’ fans are hoping to see a continued surge from Ferrell as they push through the NBA’s stretch run schedule.

Former Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell impresses with Dallas Mavericks

Former Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell impresses with Dallas Mavericks

Yogi Ferrell signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks last week.

Yogi Ferrell has spent much of his NBA rookie season on the move.

Some initial praise for Ferrell’s play came from Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle.

The type of performance Yogi Ferrell showcased on Friday earned him a 2-year contract with the Mavericks.

Yogi Ferrell, in his final season with Indiana basketball, carried his team to a Sweet Sixteen appearance.

Yogi Ferrell is now one of five active NBA players to come from Indiana basketball in the last ten years including Eric Gordon, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Noah Vonleh.

Ferrell shared the floor at Indiana with four of the five active NBA players.

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NBA free agency rumors: Yogi Ferrell close to re-signing with Mavericks after team rescinds qualifying offer
Dallas Mavericks: The Rise Of Yogi Ferrell, And Realistic Expectations
Yogi Ferrell Unexpectedly Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Dallas Mavericks
Former Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell impresses with Dallas Mavericks

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