It’s rather remarkable that the Cleveland Cavaliers have managed to have a log-jam at several positions while not having a particularly good roster. But the team reportedly has interest in adding another point guard to the mix.
According to Shams Charania, the Cavs have reached out to Yogi Ferrell to gauge his interest in joining the team.
New free agent Yogi Ferrell is fielding interest from several teams, including Cleveland and New Orleans, and plans to decide within the next day, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Ferrell spent last season with the Dallas Mavericks and backed out of his agreement to re-join the team Friday morning.
The six-foot point guard is a solid three-point shooter and a strong ball handler. He averaged 2.5 assists and one turnover per game last season and has done a good job of taking care of the ball throughout his career.
However, Ferrell’s fit in Cleveland would strange. The Cavs already have quite a few ball handlers that will expect minutes in Collin Sexton, George Hill, Jordan Clarkson. Plus Kyle Korver, J.R. Smith, and likely Rodney Hood, will also be in the guard rotation. Cedi Osman also will play some shooting guard and will handle the ball some.
If the Cavs have deals lined up to move some of those players, then their interest in the 25-year old Ferrell makes a little more sense. But given his diminutive stature, he isn’t the type of player that can play alongside Sexton unless you are willing to deal with the defensive ramifications.