The Sacramento Kings may be in play for free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell, based on reports. In a situation oddly reminiscent of the Nemanja Bjelica ordeal, Ferrell backed out of his agreement with the Dallas Mavericks and is now a possibility to join the Kings.
Sources: Guard Yogi Ferrell has changed course on Dallas Mavericks deal in order to reenter free agency. “We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” agent Cervando Tejeda said.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
New free agent Yogi Ferrell is fielding interest from several teams, including Cleveland and New Orleans, and plans to decide within the next day, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
While the Kings aren’t mentioned as a team chasing Ferrell by Shams, there is a report out there indicating a connection.
The Sacramento Kings are working on a deal to sign former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell. #iubb— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) July 20, 2018
The three teams with the most interest in former Indiana point guard and current NBA free agent Yogi Ferrell right now are Sacramento, Cleveland, New Orleans. Sacramento working hard to sign him. #iubb— Jeff Rabjohns (@JeffRabjohns) July 20, 2018
Jeff Rabjohns isn’t a name that would be familiar to many NBA fans, but he’s a reporter out of Indiana. Ferrell played at Indiana University, and it’s not unreasonable to think Rabjohns would have connections to Ferrell’s camp. It’s also worth noting he said the Kings were working on signing Ferrell and then followed up to include Cleveland and New Orleans as well.
Ferrell would provide additional point guard depth, but it’s difficult to say he’d be a definite upgrade over Frank Mason III. It would definitely create an interesting camp battle, but Ferrell wouldn’t be considered a threat to De’Aaron Fox’s role as a the starter.