Ross scored 29 points (10-17 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Saturday's 127-112 loss to the Pacers. It was his best performance since coming to Orlando at the trade deadline, but fortunately for the Magic it didn't cost them any ground in their battle with the Sixers for a better spot in the draft lottery. Ross could lose more minutes in the final two games of the season if the coaching staff continues its plan to "evaluate younger players", but if the 26-year-old does get a full workload he should be a strong source of three-pointers.
Ross is only expected to play the first half of Thursday's game against the Nets, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. With the Magic safely eliminated from playoff contention, the coaching staff wants to evaluate some of the younger talent and by resting Ross for half the game, they're hoping to get an extended look at both Patricio Garino and Marcus Georges-Hunt. That makes Ross a player to avoid in Thursday's DFS slate and could be something that occurs again over the last four games of the season, so continue to monitor his status.
Ross tallied 17 points (5-13 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 38 minutes in a 117-116 loss to the Celtics on Friday. Ross only received third billing among Magic scorers amid a rare offensive explosion for the Orlando attack, as Aaron Gordon (32 points, 16 boards) and Evan Fournier (20 points) led the charge. While Ross didn't steal the show Friday, his recent contributions surely haven't gone unnoticed by fantasy owners. He's stepped up to provide 18.8 points (on 52.9% shooting), 3.4 three-pointers, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.2 assists in 32.8 minutes per game over the last five contests.
Ross scored 23 points (9-17 FG, 5-11 3Pt) with two assists, one rebound, one block and one steal across 45 minutes in Wednesday's 114-106 overtime loss to the Thunder. The Magic couldn't stifle a huge second-half rally from the Thunder to eventually force overtime, which led to Ross recording a season-high in minutes played as well as a season-high five threes. Ross has been scoring extremely effectively of late with 18.4 points on 50 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from three over his last five games.
Ross recorded 19 points (8-15 FG, 3-9 3Pt), two rebounds, two steals and one assist across 31 minutes of play in Wednesday's 109-102 loss to the Hornets. Ross led all Magic scorers in the losing effort, and rebounded nicely from a poor 4-for-15 shooting night on Monday against the Sixers. The athletic swingman was an inconsistent player as a reserve with Toronto and he's been inconsistent since joining Orlando's starting lineup near the All Star break. He's averaging an up-and-down 11.9 points on 40.6 percent from the field in 32.1 minutes per game since the trade, which makes him a viable fantasy option in only very deep leagues.
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