After being cut by the Nets and clearing waivers, Yogi Ferrell has agreed to rejoin the Long Island Nets, Brooklyn’s D-League team. He started for Long Island Friday night in Portland, Maine, vs. the Red Claws.
Ferrell has had a bizarre journey with the Nets. After going undrafted in June, he was signed to a partially guaranteed $100,000 contract. Ferrell played for the Nets summer league team in Las Vegas, then joined the team for training camp in Brooklyn. He was the last player cut in October his contract automatically assigned to Long Island.
But before he could play for Long Island, he was called up after the Nets lost, in order, Jeremy Lin, Greivis Vasquez and Isaiah Whitehead to injury. He signed a new contract, but without additional guarantees. While with Brooklyn, he played two games in the D-League. In the only game where he saw significant minutes, he scored 18 points and handed out 10 assists.
Then on Thursday, the Nets cut him from the Brooklyn roster in a surprise move and signed another point guard, Spencer Dinwiddie, from the D-League’s Windy City Bulls. The next day, Long Island cut Devin Brooks, opening up a roster spot, if as expected, Ferrell cleared waivers. Under NBA rules, the Nets retain his D-League rights.
In 10 games with Brooklyn, Ferrell posted averages of 5.4 points, 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.
Long Island could use Ferrell, the 6’0” guard. Their two top point guards, Donnie McGrath and Boris Dallo, have been out, McGrath with an illness and Dallo with a leg issue. McGrath returned Friday night.