4 Orlando Magic players in need of a career resurgence
Terrence Ross is a fan favorite, but he requested a trade after this past season. Everyone seems to understand why after the veteran guard struggled to fit in with a young roster.
At times last year, he was fazed out of the rotation completely and has been shopped around at the deadline in the past two seasons.
This is because Ross is not a part of the Magic’s future.
He had a down year last season dealing with a decrease in minutes and first-year coach Jamahl Mosley giving opportunities to the younger players.
On the flip side, his playstyle might be something more of a luxury item that suits winning teams rather than teams rebuilding like the Magic.
Even though it was not exactly an audition year for Ross, his services off the bench will still be wanted around the league. Ross is a dynamic scorer coming off the bench who can handle the rock and play off the ball.
And even if he is not an elite defender and you probably will not want to relegate him to catch and shoot status, Ross can surely lead the second unit at times throughout the game.
He will also fit into a championship locker room considering the leadership and professionalism he has shown in his career.
Teams interested at last year’s deadline were the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz among other contending squads.
He will pretty much garner interest from any playoff team considering his trade value should be pretty low at this point having demanded a trade and having been shopped around for two years already. Orlando certainly may have to come off the insistence of getting a first-round pick to move him at this point.
Next year Ross will most likely find himself in a different jersey and will hopefully feel rejuvenated on a more competitive team.