Terrence Ross plans to sign with the Phoenix Suns after his buyout with the Orlando Magic is finalized. The NBA wing and the Magic began buyout negotiations after the completion of the 2022-23 NBA Trade Deadline. With his contract set to expire and no trade completed, the team will be able to play their younger talent while Ross is free to sign with the contending Phoenix Suns. The Phoenix Suns completed a blockbuster trade to acquire star forward Kevin Durant and could use some depth after the completion of that trade. Ross was likely considered by many contenders, but the Suns won out.
After Suns owner Mat Ishbia and coach Monty Willams joined the pursuit, G Terrence Ross plans to sign with the Phoenix Suns, sources tell ESPN. Ross, finalizing a contract buyout with the Magic, brings his 38% 3-point shooting to Suns’ title pursuit. pic.twitter.com/AKTjsrT0dP
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This season with the Orlando Magic, Terrence Ross averaged eight points, two rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 38.1 percent. The Suns hope to win an NBA Championship this season and with limited depth, this signing is vital for the rotation of the team moving forward. Ross is a quality NBA veteran and should help the team down the stretch of the NBA season. The buyout market is where contenders fill out their roster heading into the back part of the season and now the Suns look ahead to the rest of the season.