Yeah, the Sacramento Kings got a solid player but why did he turn down Dallas over $900k? Where would he fit in among the glutton of guards the Kings have on roster? What happens to Frank Mason III?
We have no answers to any of those questions but, unquestionably, Ferrell had a fantastic preseason and looks like a solid bargain for the Kings thus far.
In four preseason games, Ferrell played 28.8 minutes a game, averaged 13.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 46.3/42.1/60.0 and only turning the ball over once all preseason.
That is, uh, pretty good. It’s even better when he’s signed for just $3.1 million per season and the Kings didn’t vastly overpay.
I’ve been driving the Yogi hype-train all offseason and was very happy with his signing. I wholly expected him to takeover the backup PG role from Mason (still think that’s the case despite Mason’s strong play) and wrote about it extensively, here, here and here.
Will he keep up his preseason play? We won’t know until the regular season starts, but he’s certainly proved he’s a more than capable as a scorer in Dallas and that’s something the Kings desperately needed.