Ross and the Magic have agreed to terms on a four-year, $54 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Ross is coming off the best statistical season of his career, and the Magic will now have to pay him accordingly. The Washington product shot only 42.8 percent from the field, but he nailed better than 38 percent of his 7.0 three-point attempts per game, while also adding 3.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Ross totaled 24 points (8-17 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, two steals and one assist over 32 minutes in the Magic's loss to the Raptors on Friday. Ross led the Magic in scoring thanks in part to five three-pointers. He's always a threat to pop off for some big scoring nights, and he's averaged 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.0 assists in 28.0 minutes off the bench for the Magic in this year's playoffs.
Ross totaled 15 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-5 FT), three rebounds and a block over 27 minutes in the Magic's loss to the Raptors on Tuesday. Ross produced 15 points off the bench in Tuesday's win and was one of only three Magic players to score double-digit points. He's proven to be a great scorer at times, though he's a streaky shooter, leading to inconsistencies in that department. However, it should be worth noting that Ross has averaged 22.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals over his last six games, making him an affordable daily play with upside.
Ross erupted for 35 points (12-19 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal over 30 minutes Wednesday against Charlotte. Ross has been Orlando's secret weapon off the bench of late, although he won't remain a secret for much longer if he keeps producing at a similar rate. He drilled six of 10 attempts from three and tallied a team-high 35 points, his fourth straight outing of 23 or more points. With Ross excelling off the bench, expect Orlando to use him in a similar fashion throughout the first round of the postseason.
Ross tallied 25 points (8-13 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals over 28 minutes Friday night against the Hawks. Ross led his team in both minutes logged and points scored off the bench in a much-needed blowout victory favoring Orlando. The 28-year-old guard has put up 23 and 25 points in his previous two games, respectively, and he'll aim to stay hot during the final two matchups of the regular season to help his squad capture a playoff berth. Ross and the Magic will face a strong opponent Sunday on the road against Boston.
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