May 4, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (54) and guard Terrence Ross (31) react after a foul call near the end of game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre. Brooklyn defeated Toronto 104-103. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Toronto Raptors to use Terrence Ross as trade chip


The Toronto Raptors were one of the biggest surprises of the NBA season.

For the first time since losing power forward Chris Bosh to the Miami Heat, the Raptors returned to the postseason. They finished with a record of 48-34, winning the Atlantic Division and clinching home court advantage in the first round of playoffs. Unfortunately for the Raptors, that advantage did not give them a series win. They were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets in seven games, losing the final game on the home floor, 104-103.

Now, the Raptors have a few big decisions to make – they must find a way to re-sign point guard Kyle Lowry and still improve their team. To do that, they need to find a valuable piece to use as a trade chip.

According to Doug Smith of The Toronto Star, Terrence Ross could be that trade chip.

I don’t know specifically about Kidd-Gilchrist but I will say this: I think Ross is a chip that Masai might want to put in play over the summer and in the time leading up to the draft. Very skilled kid who has shown flashes but on this current Toronto roster, he’d be the one I’d see what I could get for as part of a larger package, perhaps taking back salary from the cap space in a transaction.

Ross averaged 10.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game for the Raptors this season, but averaged just 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds 0.3 assists per game during the postseason.

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  • Take it in

    If Ross is traded what can you bring in for him another shooter or defender he does both if you could a stronger Ross with more length and strength go ahead if not what’s the sence of putting a hole in the roster

  • D Cottle

    It’s a gigantic leap from a beat writer opining in his blog that T. Ross could be used as a trade chip to your very misleading headline that the Toronto Raptors (are) to use him as a trade chip.

  • The Language

    Terrence Ross For Giannis Antekounmpo

  • Treesus

    I would rather trade Demar instead of Ross. Think about it I see Demar as Danny Granger and Ross as Paul George. So you trade away Paul George and keeping Danny Granger? That’s bonehead deal. Ross will be better than Demar(No offence to Demar). Ross is already a great defender, already a great shooter than Demar. He’s also a great passer, when was the last time you saw Demar had a no look behind the back pass? I could remember several no look passes from Ross to JV, especially one in the playoffs. Ross got more hops than Demar(Demar never won a slam dunk contest, Ross did, so the fact is fact). Lastly, you don’t come to NBA and play against a West contender by scoring 51 points, Ross did that. Again, I am just comparing between Ross and Demar, and I see a similar comparison between Pacer’s own Granger and George. I think Ross needs to get more muscle and weight, needs improve his dribbling to be a more confident mature person. So i am totally against trading away Ross, I rather put Demar on the block.