Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Yogi Ferrell to Sign Two-Year Deal With Dallas Mavericks
Former Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell is expected to sign a two-year minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks following the completion of his 10-day contract, league sources confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.
The news was first reported by The Vertical.
“Our guys love him and we are thrilled by how well he has been playing,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban told ESPN via the Dust messaging app.
Ferrell, the all-time assist leader in Indiana history, went for 32 points in Dallas’ 108-104 win Friday night over Portland, including 9-of-11 from beyond the arc. An undrafted free agent, he opened the season with the Nets, averaging 5.3 points while playing in nine games. He spent several stints in the NBA D-League while also battling an ankle sprain.
Since signing a 10-day with Dallas on Jan. 27, Ferrell has caught fire, averaging 17.8 points and 3.0 rebounds.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.