Yogi Ferrell Had One Forgettable & Painful Night Vs The Kings
Yogi Ferrell has been great during the Summer League. The 6 footer, who was named to the All-NBA All-Rookie Second Team a month ago, went into Thursday’s game against the Kings fresh off a 23-point performance and 3-0 record.
Although the Mavs did get another W, he left the game probably hoping to forget about it as soon as possible. He missed all 10 of his shots, including five from downtown, had just two assists with 1 turnover, and in the fourth quarter had Justin Jackson knock him to the ground and then accidentally stomp on his balls.
(Be sure to listen to the announcer at the end of the above video)
Thankfully for the Mavs, their super rookie Dennis Smith Jr scored a team-high 25 points.
Speaking of great draft picks, it’s been a while since I’ve had nice things to say about the Kings but I was full of praise for the Cousins-less franchise on draft night when they picked up De’Aaron Fox (5), Justin Jackson (15) and Harry Giles (20) in the first round and Frank Mason (34) in the second. I think all four have the potential to be solid contributors on a team that also made the great decision of bringing in veterans like Vince Carter and Z-Bo to mentor the rookies. With Giles and Mason sitting out and Fox playing just seven minutes, Justin Jackson was given 35 minutes and responded with a team-high 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting to go with 4 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals and 1 kick to Yogi’s balls.