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Yogi Ferrell had his basketball moment last night in Portland as he made the most of his second 10-day contract with the Mavs. The fearless 6-foot guard exploded for 32 points on nine threes against the Blazers and made some very clutch plays to lead Dallas to their fourth straight victory. Ferrell had strong showings against Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Tony Parker in this past week and is averaging 17.8 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds for the Mavs. The former Indiana Hoosier has now earned himself a two-year deal. This is the beauty of basketball. Via The Vertical:
After a 4-0 week as Dallas’ starting point guard, Yogi Ferrell and the Mavericks have agreed to a two-year contract that he’ll sign Tuesday when his first 10-day contract expires, league sources told The Vertical.
The Mavericks and Ferrell will bypass a second 10-day contract after working toward the two-year deal, sources said.
Ferrell, 23, has held his own in matchups against Tony Parker, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard during the past week, culminating with a 32-point performance in a win against Portland on Friday night. He is averaging 17.8 points, five assists and three rebounds while shooting 52 percent from 3-point range in 37.5 minutes per game for Dallas.