Yogi Ferrell Backs out of Reported Contract Agreement with Mavericks

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 20, 2018

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 10:  Yogi Ferrell #11 of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball during the game against the Phoenix Suns on April 10, 2018 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Yogi Ferrell is back on the free-agent market after backing out of a reported two-year, $5.3 million agreement with the Dallas Mavericks

Per Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania, Ferrell's agent said they had reservations about the original agreement and want to evaluate where things stand. 

"We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options," Cervando Tejeda said.

Per ESPN's Tim MacMahon, the Mavericks didn't hear from Tejeda regarding Ferrell's status until after seeing Charania's report on Twitter. 

Ferrell was set to be the Mavericks' backup shooting guard at the start of the 2018-19 season.

The Mavs rescinded their qualifying offer to Ferrell on July 14, making him an unrestricted free agent, but MacMahon noted they intended to re-sign the 25-year-old.

Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and rookie Luka Doncic are among the backcourt players for Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle to use in his rotation next season.

After going undrafted out of Indiana in 2016, Ferrell started his professional career bouncing between the Brooklyn Nets and Long Island Nets of the G League.

Ferrell joined the Mavs in January 2017 and has appeared in 118 games over the past two seasons for Dallas. He averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in 2017-18.

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