Dallas Mavericks: Yogi Ferrell Has Earned His Spot in Dallas
By Kohl Rast
One of my favorite players for the Dallas Mavericks last year, Yogi Ferrell, deserves to be brought back next year by the Mavs. A great bench asset like Yogi is hard to come by and Dallas should not take it for granted when making moves this summer. Bring Yogi back.
There aren’t very many players that are electric from the minute they walk in the gym with a team. When Yogi Ferrell signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks two days ago, no one could have ever guessed what kind of journey he would put us through while putting together some of the most exciting performances we have seen in Dallas for some time.
One performance will always stick out in my mind as the day Yogi sealed himself as an undoubted NBA player that should have a long career in the league. This game took place on February 3, 2017 when the Mavs went to Portland to take on the Trail Blazers. In this game, Yogi scored 32 points on 11-17 shooting and 9-11 from three-point land.
This was only Yogi’s fourth game in Dallas, but he put together a memorable performance by knocking down shot after shot, giving the Mavs a 108-104 win. Yogi has continued to put together great performances and has become a reliable playmaker and scorer for Dallas off the bench or in the starting lineup.
I love his versatility and think that the Mavs would be silly to not make sure he gets back to the team. If anything, his contract should not be too outrageous to keep him around. And his explosiveness, his defense despite his size, and his maturity are just a few more great things to love about Yogi.
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I sure hope Yogi comes back to Dallas. He is beloved by fans and he is such a great team guy. Make the move, Mark Cuban, because this guy is a baller.