NBA Trade News: Raptors, Terrence Ross Hold Extension Talks
Toronto Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll this offseason. The signing threw Terrence Ross’ future to uncertainty.
But Masai Ujiri, the general manager of the Toronto Raptors, clarified that the Raptors and the Ross camp had a long discussion on the player’s extension.
“We’ll keep monitoring and see how things get done, if anything happens,” Ujiri said. “We’ve had a little bit of discussion.”
Raptors and Ross
The Raptors signed Jonas Valanciunas to a contract extension. Now they want to sign another player, Terrence Ross, to a rookie-scale extension.
Do the Raptors value Ross too much? They signed DeMarre Carroll to remove Ross from the starting line-up. It’s unlikely that they’ll invest heavily on Ross.
Ross regressed last year after showing decent progress in the second season. He suffered too many defensive breakdowns, his shooting deteriorated, and struggled to get to the free throw line.
For the last two consecutive seasons Ross didn’t play well during the playoffs. Ross also underwent an ankle surgery which took a toll on his athleticism.
The 24-year-old is still young and talented. If Ross accepts a small guaranteed money bound deal, it won’t be a bad investment for the Raptors for a short extension.
Teams have suffered relying on a player based on the optimistic projection of his future. Raptors are looking to focus on realistic projections this season.