The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Yogi Ferrell to a 10-day contract.
The Cavs were able to make this move after being granted a hardship exception by the NBA in order to acquire Ferrell.
Ferrell (6-0, 180) played in 50 games for Sacramento last season, averaging 4.4 points in 10.6 minutes. In four NBA seasons, he owns career averages of 7.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 20.4 minutes over 249 games (53 starts) with Brooklyn, Dallas and Sacramento. Ferrell went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team while a member of the Mavericks in 2017. The Greenfield, Indiana native played four years collegiately at Indiana University from 2012-16.
Ferrell will wear jersey #5 for the Cavaliers.
The NBA announced today that guard Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
In 36 games (29 starts) with the Mavericks, Ferrell averaged 11.3 points, 4.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 29.0 minutes while shooting .412 from the field, .403 from behind-the-arc and .877 from the free throw line.
Ferrell (6-0, 180) originally signed a 10-day contract on Jan. 28 and helped the Mavericks to a 4-1 record during that stint including the sweep of a pivotal back-to-back at San Antonio (1/29) and vs. Cleveland (1/30). The Mavericks signed Ferrell to a multi-year contract on Feb. 7.
The 6-foot point guard out of Indiana scored a career-high 32 points (11-17 FGs, 9-11 3FGs, 1-2s FTs) and a team-high five assists at Portland (2/3) to become the first undrafted rookie in NBA history to score 30-plus points and also lead his team in assists. After connecting on nine 3-pointers at Portland, Ferrell tied the NBA’s rookie record for 3-pointers in a single game, originally set by the Mavericks’ own Roddy Beaubois (at GS, 3/27/10), and joined 2017 All-Stars Stephen Curry, James Harden and Isaiah Thomas as one of only four players to hit nine 3-pointers in a single game this season.
After his impressive February, the NBA named him Western Conference Rookie of the Month.
The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard 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.
Brooklyn’s roster now stands at 15 players, which means the team doesn’t have to cut any more players before the start of the regular season if they don’t want to.