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.