The Brooklyn Nets cut their roster down to 15 after waiving former Indiana Hoosiers star Yogi Ferrell on Friday.
Ferrell, a six-foot guard, didn’t show anything spectacular. After four years with the Indiana Hoosier, he went undrafted and landed with Brooklyn. He appeared in just three preseason games, averaged 4.3 points, 1.7 assists, and knocked down two of his four three-point attempts.
Brooklyn is still incredibly deep at the point guard spot. Behind Lin, there’s Greivis Vasquez and Randy Foye, and Isaiah Whitehead is also someone who the Nets have thought about putting as the floor general.
Ferrell’s biggest asset to any team is as a three-point shooter, but he wasn’t able to crack the Nets’ rotation to leave a mark. His main issue is with turnovers, and while five isn’t a lot, 34 percent of his possessions ended with a turnover.
His decision-making ability was put on display with the Hoosiers, and it’ll be a matter of time before Ferrell acclimates to the pro league.
Down the road, Ferrell has the chance to be a reliable backup because of his competitiveness and leadership, and he’s the kind of spark plug who can benefit whoever decides to pick him up.