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Terrence Ross leaves the NBA bubble

Ross later announced he is OK, but the shorthanded Magic still will be down another man for the time being

Orlando Magic v Philadelphia 76ers Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The Magic are down yet another man.

The team announced on Monday afternoon that Terrence Ross left the NBA bubble for a personal matter that required off-site testing.

Initial reaction was that you hope all is well with Ross is OK, and he confirmed later on Instagram that was the case.

Concern now shifts to an already shorthanded Magic team that has lost four straight. Ross will be out against the Nets on Tuesday, and his availability moving forward will depend on the results of his COVID-19 test results, the Magic said. Factoring in quarantine protocols, it’s unlikely Ross would be able to suit up for the Magic’s seeding-game finale against the Pelicans on Thursday night. Both games, at the very least, don’t mean much of anything for the Magic, who are locked into the eighth seed.

Playing without Aaron Gordon, Evan Fournier, Michael Carter-Williams and Jonathan Isaac on Sunday against the Celtics, the Magic got contributions from those who assumed larger roles like Gary Clark and Melvin Frazier Jr.

That will have to be the case again over the final two games - and perhaps early in the first round depending on how quickly Ross clears all protocols. Over six bubble games, Ross is averaging 14.3 points but has struggled with his shot, hitting 36.2 percent of his 11.5 field goal attempts per game, including just 30 percent from three (8.3 attempts per).