The Cleveland Cavaliers have considered signing Jeremy Lin before adding Yogi Ferrell, according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
The Santa Cruz Warriors recently added the Harvard University product to their 2020-21 roster. As a result, the Cavs decided to sign Yogi Ferrell, who made his debut with the Cavs on Monday night.
“It was shortly after last Monday’s game in Orlando when the Cavs connected with Ferrell’s agent, letting him know to be ready. Ferrell, who hadn’t played 5-on-5 basketball with NBA-caliber players in five months, was one of a handful of free agent point guards considered. Jeremy Lin, Frank Mason, Emmanuel Mudiay and Shabazz Napier were the others”, Fedor write.
The Cavaliers are depleted in the guard position with Collin Sexton and Darius Garland out the last few games. Ferrell put up nine points, two rebounds and two steals in a 101-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Lin has career averages of 11.6 points, 4.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds in the NBA. His last appearance in the league was with the Toronto Raptors being part of the group that won the 2019 NBA championship.