Mavericks expect Ferrell back on qualifying offer

The Mavs expect guard Yogi Ferrell to accept the $2.9 million qualifying offer the extended to him.

The Dallas Mavericks are expecting Yogi Ferrell to accept the $2.9 million qualifying offer, according to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Indiana product averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 27.8 minutes in playing all 82 games (starting 21) for the Mavericks last season.

Ferrell, 25, shot 42.6 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from deep and 79.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Dallas will do its due diligence in how it uses the $4.4 million exception or its remaining salary-cap space.

Face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki will be re-signed by the Mavericks with either the exception of the cap space, whichever is greater.