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Terrence Ross
Terrence Ross
Position: G
Born: 02/05/91
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $10,500,000
Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross are two of the most experienced players on the roster, and they’re two of the biggest reasons why the team has played as well as it has. Will the team attempt to keep them both when they become unrestricted free agents this summer? Jeff Weltman: There’s a lot of season left to be played, and this isn’t really the appropriate time for us to be having that discussion. Obviously, they’ve had very good seasons. They’re good players. They’re good people. I think they like it here. They’re an important part of our team.
Storyline: Nikola Vucevic Free Agency
Jeff Weltman on Vucevic and Ross’ free agencies, continued: They have decisions to make. We have decisions to make. That stuff comes around in July, and we’ll plan and strategize for that at the appropriate time. Right now, we’re more focused on making the playoffs and finishing the season strongly. But, obviously, those guys have been very good for us, and I think that they’re having very good seasons. They both enjoy, I think, the team and our coach and Orlando. But there’s a lot of real estate between all of those points and coming to an agreement. So we’ll see how all that evolves, but that’s really more for a postseason discussion.
Two nights after scoring 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of a Magic rally past Golden State, Ross took things to another level completely on Saturday in Indiana. Despite having just eight points through three quarters and missing five of his first six tries from 3-point range, Ross poured in 16 of his 23 in the fourth quarter as Orlando surged past Indiana, 117-112, before a stunned crowd at BankersLife Fieldhouse. Ross said everything he has endured in his NBA career – bouts of maddening inconsistency; a jaw-dropping 51-point game that raised expectations; a mid-season trade to Orlando in 2017; and last season’s serious knee injury – prepared him for the role he now has for Orlando. “It’s different and it’s a change, really,’’ Ross said. “For years, I was just kind of a role player down the stretch and not really a go-to scorer. But, now with this, it’s a different chapter in my career.’’
With Ross – nicknamed “The Human Torch’’ among teammates and fans because of his ability to heat up in a moment’s notice – the Magic are seemingly never out of games. His stellar shooting and infectious confidence have helped Orlando win 10 of 13 games to surge into playoff contention. “We’ve got a lot of resiliency and a lot of fight on this team,’’ Ross said late Saturday night. “We don’t roll over easy. We’re always going to try and fight our way back into games. That’s just the nature of this league, always fighting to find a way in the fourth quarter.’’