Report: Yogi Ferrell to sign with Brooklyn Nets

  • 11/09/2016 1:44 pm in

Yogi Ferrell, who played with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA preseason before being waived on Oct. 21, is headed back to the Nets according to multiple reports.

The Nets have released Greivis Vasquez, who has an ankle injury, and will sign Ferrell, currently of the NBA D-League’s Long Island Nets.

Ferrell will become the second player called up to the NBA from the Development League this season.

According to Bobby Marks of Yahoo! Sports, the prorated salary cap hit for Yogi Ferrell is $495,518 with a per day amount of $3,197.

The Nets play the Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden, which could be the first time Ferrell dresses for a regular season game.

In the preseason for the Nets, Ferrell, who went undrafted in June’s NBA draft, averaged 4.3 points per game.

The All-Big Ten guard averaged 8.8 points, 1.8 assists, 1.5 rebounds in 17 minutes per game in the Summer League. He shot 43.8 percent from the field, 18.2 percent on 3s and 71.4 percent from the free throw line.

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  • sarge

    Awesome news! There is absolutely nobody in the country who is more deserving. Glad to see the hard work pay off for YF, now keep working Yogi and make Hoosier Nation proud!

  • Arch Puddington

    Great news for Yogi, and for IU. He gets a shot at the big time — and the paycheck that goes with it — and CTC gets another feather in his cap that can only help with recruiting.

  • ManovSteelo

    CONGRATS to this kid! YESSSS! Thought he was getting jobbed by Nets management when he was the final cut after training camp. He has been better than Whitehead, productivity-wise, since summer league, but they continued to go with the “hometown hero” with more potential rather than give Yogi a shot. Granted, Yogi has a ways to go to be a solid NBA player, but at least he gets the chance to make it happen.

    He played fairly well vs NYK in the preseason, and with the lack of PG depth (for now), he will get some burn.

    That said, SHAME on ITH and AB for reporting this news but not saying a damn thing when Yogi got cut in October. We heard about Troy’s signing with MEM, but it was church-quiet when Yogi’s fate was determined — and nobody on here said isht, either. Let’s try and keep all abreast about IU basketball, be it good news or not-so-good-news as it happens. Thanks.

  • Arch Puddington

    That said, SHAME on ITH and AB for reporting this news but not saying a damn thing when Yogi got cut in October…Let’s try and keep all abreast about IU basketball…”

    Let’s try to reserve words like “shame” for something other than a basketball website, hmm? Political corruption is shameful. Bigotry is shameful. Not writing an article about a basketball player is an editorial choice.

    And calling out a free website for not reporting on something is more than a little entitled.

  • SCHoosier

    Yeeeeeeeeessssss! Do your thing Yogi-man and stay healthy.

  • IUDan

    I’d invite you to join the forum – it was discussed fairly thoroughly there

  • Pianoroark

    A bright spot on a dark day. Great work, Yogi!

  • ManovSteelo

    “Entitled”, but not “shameful”? OK.

    And no, Mr. Paddington. But bear with me here. Arguable IU great Ferrell signs a partial with Brooklyn. BIG NEWS! Arguable IU great Ferrell cut by said team the night before the season starts. No news? Please. Only IU-centric outlet that didn’t run anything, to my knowledge. Unacceptable. Fairweather journalism is to be expected across the border in Lexington, but shouldn’t show its face here. Ever.

    That is all.

  • ManovSteelo

    Thanks for the invite. Will do.

  • Bruce Clark

    IU being represented! Love seeing a good guy get picked up. Good luck Yogi!

  • Fifer39

    Absolutely fantastic news and thoroughly deserved. Coach choked up talking about Troy and no way he keeps his composure when he’s talking about this one.

  • In the future, don’t mix up letters in profanity to get around the filters. Thanks.

  • sarge

    Wow, calm down dude. So they didn’t report Yogi getting sent down to the D-League, is it such a big deal that you are mad at the editors of the site? There are many reasons that they could have decided not to put that on here, mainly this article right here about a week in to the NBA season. You already knew also, so is it so bad that you have to act a fool? I would say the way you have reacted to this article and the great news is worse than them not writing what you wanted. You can always join the forum, which I am sure this topic was probably discussed there. Or check other IU sites for the news they don’t present here. Either way, AB and the other people work too hard to give you FREE updates for this type of backlash! I am in agreement with AP that you come off as entitled. And please don’t compare what they do here to UK or refer to them as fairweather because it is an unfair description of these people and what they represent as well as the site and other users as a whole. The only thing unacceptable about this thread is your comments. Have a good day sir.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    If Yogi is the “arguable IU great” you say he is, shame on you for not keeping up with him lol You choose your own level of fandom; a website you frequently visit does not.

    And Yogi is not an ‘arguable’ IU great. He is an IU great. I named my dog after him (and had the name picked out well before I even got the dog).

  • MPmike B

    Congratulations Yogi! Keep working hard. Stay thirsty, hungry and never satisfied, and go Wally Pipp them!

  • weitrhino

    Nobody, but nobody worked and played harder than Yogi. I felt really bad for him when the Nets cut him loose but now he’s got a great opportunity to redeem himself in their eyes. Best of luck to Yogi.

  • sarge

    By the way, just saw your thumbnail and it is too funny!

  • Spooky

    Yogi gettin’ his honey, babyyyy!!!

  • John D Murphy

    I’m pretty sure they did. It just wasn’t a separate story. Neither YF or TW was supposed to make the opening day roster so it was news when TW did.

  • John D Murphy

    Congrats to Yogi!

  • Ole Man

    Agree on the cheers for Yogi.
    Arch, don’t think CTC’s success has helped our recruiting much at all.

  • Spooky

    I couldn’t be more thankful for ITH. I’ve been visiting this site as my first choice for everything IU basketball
    … but with that said, I do have to agree somewhat in that ITH does leave out certain bad news. Specifically recruiting: when recruits commit elsewhere, ITH doesn’t always post about it. So naturally I have to go elsewhere to find the news on that commitment. BUT, I’M NOT COMPLAINING! I LOVE ITH! AND I LOVE READING ALL OF THE BANTER BACK’N’FORTH AS WELL!!! 😀

  • Spooky

    Lol you named your DOG after Yogi? What an honor for Yogi LOL.

  • HoosierStuckInKY

    Yeah, considering YF’s real name isn’t even Yogi and I don’t have a son. And I wasn’t going to go through all the paper work to change my own name.

    The name fits my dog though. He’s a dachshund, so he’s smaller than others. He very fast and can change directions well. Plays with his little basketball. Good communication when playing. Aggressive when he needs to be.

    If I ever get a pit bull his name will be AJ Moye…

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  • ManovSteelo

    To your first point: WHAT? Had I not kept up with him, I wouldn’t have noted ITH’s glaring omission of his status heretofore today’s great news.

    And second, you may be correct on “arguable”. But, given the numbers of players who may be accorded that status (as opposed to those just passing thru), remember — it’s a short list. As in: really short.

  • ManovSteelo

    Clearly, ‘caring is sharing’, here. So… Not such a big deal that this feel-good story gets shared instead of the news of Yogi’s getting the ax a day before the season. But it is interesting — especially since they were all over Troy’s signing pretty fast, and he, nor his career, was Yogi-level. Forums notwithstanding, how does Yogi’s not making the initial cut somehow not make it to prime-time while his “good news” is reported shortly after it drops? More surprised than anything that a site, FREE or not, dedicated to IU basketball doesn’t carry a story of that magnitude on its main page. That I had to find out from some other, lesser outlet is disappointing. And worthy of comment. And so I did. G’day to you, “Sir”.

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  • sarge

    Anything else you want other people to provide for you while you whine and complain? Grow up already. So ITH didn’t dedicate a whole story to YF going from Nets preseason roster to the Nets D League affiliate. You clearly knew the story regardless, and how much free content do you expect? I have a hunch you are trolling, because it really isn’t that deep. Drink up your breast milk ya big baby, it’s bedtime!

  • ManovSteelo

    ‘Preciate the candor — wherever your loyalties lie.

    As for Yogi: give me a break, guys; there’s no shame in getting cut the first time because of factors out of your control. He did his best; it wasn’t good enough. Fine. Should have been reported as a major story. It wasn’t. Why not? ‘Cause you sure managed to get the word out fast about the call-up. Sounds a bit amateurish and odd, to me. He’s my second-fave Hoosier after Isiah — and he was nowhere near as good IMO; stats have me backed on that one. But to say that doesn’t mean I’m dissing him, just calling it as I see it — not as I’d necessarily like it to be. In matters of reporting, ITH would do best to do the same….

  • ForeverIU

    Every time you begin your post with a quote, I know a valuable life lesson is coming, LOL. Keep mentoring, Brother Arch!

  • nmstan

    Attaboy!! You can do it. Just needed the chance.
    Go Hoosiers!

  • Fifer39

    Didn’t see any of the game but a decent stat line for his debut. 5pts, 3 ast, 1 rb in 14 mins (2-3 shooting and 1-1 from 3). 3 TOs though.

  • Outoftheloop

    Great news! Yogi has always been a pro. A great reward for an outstanding young man, basketball player, and representative for Indiana Basketball! Work your tail off! You can stay in this League for 20 plus years! There are NO limits!


    The one exception might be if pUKe is mentioned in the bball article. lol A perfect example might be when SI put a head hanging bball player, wearing the appropriate pUKe jersey, on their cover and the word shame in large letters across the top.

    I get what you’re saying and agree, lol, it’s just really hard for me to not take a jab at that big blue cesspool when the opportunity is there. Did I happen to mention that I hate them with an unhealthy amount of passion ?

  • Arch Puddington

    In the sense to which you are referring, of course I agree there is such a thing as shame in basketball. It happens more in football, but think of the grotesque sub-culture of sexual predation and violence that shadows big time sports — worse than shameful. But that is not the kind of thing being denounced in this case. ITH is not a “where are they” now news source, so any updates on former players is just a bonus.

  • MK

    i dont know that seams like a mild exaggeration to say it hasn’t helped our recruiting AT ALL. This recruiting season isn’t even over yet.

  • VanPastorMan

    If he can get five years in the NBA and six or seven overseas Yogi could really set himself up for a nice life. If I was his Dad I would say, “Save that money son!”.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I wish I could make $495,518 to play basketball! Great to hear about this. Congrats Yogi.

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  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Wow! Man am I laughing at your last sentence. Brilliant.

  • pcantidote

    No sleep til……BROOKLYN.

  • Spooky

    SWEEEET! My loyalties… Oh geez.


    Agreed, unfortunately there are far too many qualifying examples of the dark undercurrent that plagues big time sports, and as you say, especially in college football.

  • Indiana George

    Too bad Crean only knows how to recruit. Hoosiers could be a perennial power if he could coach.