The Brooklyn Nets are releasing Greivis Vasquez, who needs another ankle surgery, and signing Yogi Ferrell, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Brooklyn is releasing guard Greivis Vasquez, who needs ankle surgery, league sources tell @TheVertical. Nets will sign Yogi Ferrell.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 9, 2016
Vasquez was signed to be the Nets’ top backup after Jeremy Lin this season, but he never quite recovered from the bone spur surgery he had last winter. The Venezuelan was hailed as a potential sleeper signing by some and showed flashes of his immense playmaking skills before his injury. After learning that the aggravated injury would force Vasquez out indefinitely, the Nets quickly jumped for Ferrell, the undrafted point guard from Indiana University that was set to be a starter with Long Island.
In all likelihood, we’ll see Ferrell move up and down between the NBA and D-League in the same way that Chris McCullough is currently. But, with Lin out due to an injury of his own, the Nets needed to secure a third point guard once more.
Isaiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick have stepped up with ball handing duties since the Lin/Vasquez pair went down, but, now, the Nets officially will lock down Ferrell without the fear of another NBA franchise calling him up.
Vasquez was averaging 2.3 points and 1.7 assists over 13 minutes per contest.