Report: Mavericks reach two-year deal to keep Yogi Ferrell

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There’s Yogimania in Dallas.

Four games ago the Mavericks signed Yogi Ferrell to a 10-day contract out of the D-League, and since then he has averaged 17.8 points a game and shot 52 percent from three, and that includes scoring 32 and hitting the dagger three against Portland Friday night. He was forced into a starting role because of injuries to Deron Williams and J.J. Barea and has looked comfortable going up against Damian Lillard, Kyrie Irving, and Tony Parker this week.

The rookie out of Indiana has become a sensation in Big D, and the Mavericks are locking him up, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

After a 4-0 week as Dallas’ starting point guard, Yogi Ferrell and the Mavericks have agreed to a two-year contract that he’ll sign Tuesday when his first 10-day contract expires, league sources told The Vertical.

The Mavericks and Ferrell will bypass a second 10-day contract after working toward the two-year deal, sources said.

Smart move by Dallas, this is why teams like to try guys out on 10-day contracts, sometimes it works out.

Ferrell had started the season with the Brooklyn Nets, but they let him go after 10 games to sign Spencer Dinwiddie.

Retired from the NBA or not, Tim Duncan would kick your a** in an MMA fight

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Tim Duncan has retired from the NBA.

But if you think that means he’s not still wearing Punisher T-shirts and is not still working out and staying in shape, you should watch the video above.

San Antonio-based kickboxing trainer Jason Echols posted a Facebook video of him and Duncan sparing, and the 41-year-old five-time NBA champ is still kicking a**. Sure, this sparring is at half speed, but if Duncan were going all out he could do some real damage.

He’s probably even got a move called the bank shot in his repertoire.

(Hat tip Eye on Basketball)

Watch LeBron James walk over to scorer’s table at son’s AAU game to correct score

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I feel LeBron on this one. I have two daughters who play on club soccer teams and I get more frustrated, angrier at referees, and generally am far more emotionally invested their youth games than any NBA game. Over the years I have learned a lot, both from and saw it echoed in Coach David Thorpe’s book, about how to be supportive to them and their experiences, not make it about my feelings and wishes.

But sometimes you need to step in.

LeBron James is in Las Vegas and so far all the stories have been about how he is working out with Derrick Rose, Eric Bledsoe, Chris Paul, and what does that all mean (nothing, NBA guys often work out together all summer, especially teammates and guys who share an agent). But he’s also there for the AAU Adidas Uprising tournament where his son is playing.

And when LeBron saw the score was wrong, he went over to the scorer’s table at a time out to tell them.

I love the way the scorer’s wave him off, like they would any parent who walks up and complains.

Then they corrected the score, because LeBron was right. You knew he would be, the man has an eidetic memory about basketball.

Here are the 10 best crossovers from this past NBA season

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NBA offenses in 2017 may be highly advanced, but there is always room for a good old crossover.

That’s why we are bringing you 10 of the best crossovers from this past season. Some of the usual suspects — like Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook — bless the list.

Take a look at all of the highlight plays above and let us know what you think.

Meanwhile, I expect we will see more players doing be Shammgod next season.

Watch the 10 best dunks from the 2016-17 NBA season

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The 2016 NBA season will be known for the MVP battle between Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Or will it?

It could also be remembered for the Golden State Warriors seeking and achieving their redemption over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.

No matter what, there are always great dunks to be seen in the NBA on a nightly basis.

Take a look in the video above. Do you agree with No. 1?