by Matt George – Sports 1140 KHTK
It took 20 days since the start of NBA free agency for the Sacramento Kings to make their first signing.
Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said. https://t.co/5NcnC5o786
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Yogi Ferrell, a 25-year-old, six-foot point guard, adds some scoring depth to the Kings’ point guard rotation. In three NBA seasons, Ferrell is averaging 10 points on 41% shooting with three rebounds and assists a game. The Kings will be his third NBA team, having spent time with the Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks.
“I heard the vision and optimism from Vlade and Brandon, and got a view of the culture and direction from veterans I look up to, and that was impactful,” Ferrell said in an interview with Yahoo. “I see the explosive potential from a starving young group that wants to open the floor up with more shooting and play with speed and stats. I’m excited about the opportunity to grow with this team and I can’t wait to bring my heart to Sacramento.”
After the recent trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Ferrell signing, the Sacramento Kings now have roughly $17 million to work with under the salary cap for the 2018-19 season. The Kings are still reportedly in talks with stretch-forward and shooter Nemanja Bjelica.