The Brooklyn Nets signed former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell Wednesday and Ferrell made his NBA debut later that day against the New York Knicks. After releasing Greivis Vasquez, the Nets called Ferrell up from the D-League.
The former Indiana star logged five points, three assists, one rebound, one steal and three turnovers in 14 minutes off the bench.
“Great learning [opportunity]. He’s going to have some great minutes to learn,’’ Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said, according to the New York Post. “We love Yogi. We love what he brings to the table.”
The Nets needed point guard depth with Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead injured.
“It’s difficult. We have a lot of guys learning on the fly,’’ Nets center Brook Lopez told the Post. “We’re fortunate to have the system we do. Being able to call Yogi up because he was with us during the preseason, it was a pretty quick situation for him.”
Brooklyn’s next game is Saturday against the Phoenix Suns.