After locking in All-Star Nikola Vucevic on a four-year deal, the Orlando Magic came to an agreement on a four-year, $54 million deal with sixth-man Terrence Ross, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Bringing back Ross was all but a done deal with reports floating around that the Magic would be keeping Vucevic. From the start the Magic have been clear that they would like to keep both Vucevic and Ross, and went and got that all done early on.
Ross, 27, is coming off arguably his best year as a professional, averaging 15.1 points per game off the bench, while shooting 42.8 percent from the field, and 38 percent from three.
Ross, who’s been a streaky player since coming into the league, thrived coming off the bench last season. His game is tailor made for it, and his ability to create off the dribble, as well as be a dangerous catch and shoot player, makes him the perfect sixth man.
Losing Ross would’ve severely crippled the Magic’s bench, and taken away arguably their best shooter overall. It was something they absolutely couldn’t let happen, and did a good job of making sure they got the deal done early, and didn’t let him sit on the market for too long.
With Vucevic and Ross back, the Magic’s focus shifts to finding more depth for the bench, as well as more depth at the point guard spot.