Kings guarantee Yogi Ferrell’s deal for 2019-20 season

  • 07/04/2019 7:26 pm in

Former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell had his contract for the 2019-20 with Sacramento fully guaranteed on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Ferrell will earn $3.15 million next season after earning $3 million last season.

The 6-foot guard averaged 5.9 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds last year for the Kings in 15 minutes per game.

Ferrell signed with Sacramento last summer after spending the 2017-18 season with the Dallas Mavericks, where he averaged 10.2 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Undrafted in 2016, Ferrell has appeared in 199 games over three NBA seasons, making 53 starts. He has averaged 8.6 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 22.8 minutes per game. He’s a career 37.4 percent shooter from behind the 3-point line and an 83.4 percent free throw shooter.

Ferrell is one of eight former IU players with a guaranteed NBA contract for next season joining Cody Zeller (Charlotte), Eric Gordon (Houston), Noah Vonleh (Minnesota), Romeo Langford (Boston), O.G. Anunoby (Toronto), Thomas Bryant (Washington) and Victor Oladipo (Indiana).

IU’s all-time assists leader will likely be third on the Kings point guard depth chart behind De’Aaron Fox and Cory Joseph, who signed a three-year, $37 million deal in free agency.

With Thursday’s decision to guarantee’s Ferrell deal for next season, the Kings opted to waive Frank Mason.

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