Ferrell returning to Mavs with two-year pact

Free agent guard Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a contract to return to the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.

Ferrell’s new deal is reportedly for two years and $5.3 million.

He returns to a backcourt that is suddenly crowded with second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr., lottery pick Luka Doncic, veterans Wesley Matthews and J.J. Barea, and second-round pick Jalen Brunson.

“Ferrell returned to the Mavericks with the promise of being the backup shooting guard next season,” Yahoo reported. “The second season of his deal includes a trigger date on July 7, league sources said.”

Ferrell, 25, appeared in all 82 games with the Mavericks last season, compiling averages 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Though just 6-foot, Ferrell has found a niche in the NBA by playing primarily off the ball. He also was gaining interest from the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder, Yahoo reported.

He went undrafted out of Indiana in 2016, but signed on with the Brooklyn Nets before landing with Dallas.

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