The Kings did not make many splashes this summer during free agency, but a nice pick up from Vlade Divac and company was the acquisition of Yogi Ferrell. Originally, Ferrell was due to stay with the Dallas Mavericks for the 2018-2019 season but ended up backing out of the deal in order to join the Kings. The contract that Ferrell and the Kings mutually agreed on is worth a little over $6 million over the duration of two years.
For Ferrell, the expectation for him this season is to become a scoring spark for the Kings off their bench. If his season projection is based off his recent performance, I would say the Kings would be thrilled.
During Sacramento’s game against Phoenix, Ferrell lit up the place. He was obviously the Kings’ hottest scorer as he recorded 26 points off 64.3% (9-14) shooting from the floor and 66.7% (6-9) shooting from beyond the arc in just 30 minutes of play.
Without the services of Ferrell, the Kings do not get the victory against the Suns. His ability to push the pace on offense and make shots at a reliable rate is what the Kings and their fans hoped Yogi would do for their team. And last Monday night, at the least, he did exactly that.