With the D-League Showcase in suburban Toronto over, expect NBA teams to start offering 10-day deals to the best performers over the four-day, league-wide event.
Yogi Ferrell, who became a free agent when the Nets waived him in favor of Spencer Dinwiddie, made his case for a call-up Saturday when he scored 27 points and handed out nine assists in Long Island’s 122-117 loss to Grand Rapids. It was a back-and-forth game with the Drive having the upper hand most of the way.
Ferrell finished with a 7-of-14 performance, including a stellar 6-of-10 from deep and a perfect night at the foul line. Ferrell was one of three players with NBA experience who scored more than 20 for the young Nets. Carrick Felix, the 6’6” small forward finished with 21 (7-of-15, 4-of-8). Lazar Hayward, another 6’6” swing man, also had 21 (9-of-15, 0-of-3) and grabbed eight boards.
Chris McCullough had perhaps his worst shooting performance with Long Island, shooting 4-of-13 and 1-of-4 in 27 minutes. He grabbed only three rebounds in 27 minutes. Trahson Burrell, back from injury, had 14 points and seven rebounds.
Grand Rapids’ Jordan Crawford, who’s trying to make his way back into the NBA after a successful stint in China, was game high scorer with 31. Nikola Jovanic, the 6’11” Serbian center, had 23 and Ray McCallum Jr. finished with 22.
Full-game video can be found here. Long Island’s next game is Wednesday afternoon vs. Delaware.