July 20, 2018, 4:11 pm
The Kings and free agent guard Yogi Ferrell have come to terms on a two-year, $6.2 million deal, according to Shams Charania.
Yogi Ferrell and the Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
The Kings add a ballhandler in Ferrell to their backcourt after losing Garrett Temple via trade last week.
The 6-foot guard had originally agreed to a deal with the Mavericks before backing out.
The 25-year-old told Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports that he’s excited to play in Sacramento.
“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,” said Ferrell. “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 smarts.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to grow with this team and I can’t wait to bring my heart to Sacramento.”
Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 27.8 minutes per game last year. He played in all 82 games for the Mavs.
The Kings still lack depth at the small forward position, but the team has now reached the maximum 15-player limit. If the team is still interested in adding another player they’ll have to waive someone.