January 27, 2018, 3:18 am
Yogi Ferrell was held to just five points on 2-of-9 shooting with one rebound and zero assists in 28 minutes off the bench in Friday’s loss to the Blazers.
Ferrell has been a consistent late-round value for a while now but this illustrates how he has his work cut out to turn the corner. Rick Carlisle said that Seth Curry is expected to return this season but they don’t know when, but outside of that there’s no real threat to Ferrell’s minutes other than Ferrell himself. J.J. Barea scored seven points with two assists and a three in his 17 minutes, and after a stretch of late-round value he has been off the board in 12-14 team standard formats this month.