Nets waive Ferrell, sign Dinwiddie to partially guaranteed 3-year deal

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Brooklyn Nets have signed point guard Spencer Dinwiddie to a partially guaranteed three-year contract that last played for the Chicago Bulls this season, the team announced. The new signing comes just a few hours after waiving rookie guard Yogi Ferrell, thus opening up a free roster spot. Dinwiddie has appeared in forty-six career NBA games over two seasons with the Detroit Pistons, averaging 4.4 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 rebounds in a little over 13 minutes per game.

In nine games with the Chicago Bulls’ D-League affiliate, the Windy City Bulls, he averaged 19.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 37 minutes per game. Dinwiddie was selected by the Pistons with no. 38 overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Dinwiddie played three seasons at the University of Colorado, where he racked up 14 points, 3 assists, and 3 rebounds per contest. The point guard was highly touted prospect, but dropped after tearing his ACL.

In ten games for the Nets this season, Yogi Ferrell has averaged 5 points, 1.7 assists and 1 rebounds — and the front office will hope he clears waivers and returns to the Long Island Nets.