Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Guard Grades
I won’t say we are saving the best for last, but it is clear that the highest grade given to anyone so far has been saved for Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell has made his name known across the league and has done so in only his first 6 games with the Dallas Mavericks.
Yogi is not a no-name rookie that found his way onto a desperate Mavs team. He played with the University of Indiana for 4 years where he played some really good basketball. Despite going undrafted, it was likely that he was going to find his way onto the end of some NBA bench before too long.
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That journey started with the Brooklyn Nets who overlooked his skills and let him walk. Dallas picked him up and the rest is history. In his first 6 games, Yogi Ferrell is averaging an incredible 16.3 points per game. He walked into Dallas and immediately entered the starting lineup, starting all 6 games so far.
Ferrell is also putting up averages of 4.5 assists, more than 1.5 steals, and just over 1 turnover per game. For these reasons, and his impeccable timing on the court, Ferrell has earned the only ‘A’ of the day.
Truthfully, it would not have been hard to justify giving Yogi an A+, but after only 6 games, it is tough to give someone a perfect grade. That along with his most recent game showing a few of his limitations on the court are the only reasons Yogi did not get that perfect score.
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