By Antonis Stroggylakis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Panathinaikos Athens announced the addition of former NBA guard Yogi Ferrell for the rest of the 2021-22 season. He will make his overseas debut and play in Europe and EuroLeague for the first time in his career.
Ferrell, 28, had begun examining the prospect of playing in Europe earlier in offseason, in case he didn’t find a satisfactory deal with an NBA club. Now, he arrives at six-time EuroLeague champion Panathinaikos to provide a much needed boost in the point guard position by covering a noticeable gap on the backcourt lineup of the Greek powerhouse.
Panathinaikos has a stretch of four challenging EuroLeague matchups ahead. The Greens will play against Baskonia and Real Madrid on the road during the upcoming double-game week and then face Maccabi in Tel Aviv and Anadolu Efes at home.
From 2016 to 2021, Ferrell played 268 games in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Clippers. He had his most productive run with the Mavericks in 2017 and 2018 when he averaged 11.3 points and 10.3 points respectively.