Despite prognostications that Yogi Ferrell would be taken in the early-to-mid 2nd round of this year's NBA Draft, sixty picks came and went without his name being called.
While hearing your name called on draft night is a dream for almost all collegiate players, the fact of the matter is that after the first 40 or so picks, it's probably better to just go undrafted and collaborate with your agent to find the best situation for you to thrive. Credit Yogi and his brain trust, because they seem to have done just that.
Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a Summer League deal with point guard Yogi Ferrell (Indiana), per league sources.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 24, 2016
Let's take a look at Brooklyn's depth chart at point guard. At the top is Jarrett Jack, who is coming off an ACL tear that he suffered in January and is 32 years old, the Nets hold a team option for him that they have yet to make a call on but it would make little sense to pick that up and, if they do, it would likely be to try and trade him.
Shane Larkin is the back-up, who declined his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent. Following him is former Indiana Pacer Donald Sloan, who will also be an unrestricted free agent next month.
The Nets drafted Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead in Thursday night's draft, and while both are talented guards, both would be best described as "combo" guards as opposed to true point guards. If Yogi can turn some heads out in Vegas and turn that into a roster spot, the path to playing time is not horribly obstructed.