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bluerap 07-09-2012 03:28 PM

Terrence Ross
Starting a new thread because T.Ross discussion was taking over the Landry Fields thread.


NBA Comparison: Eddie Jones

Strengths: Solid ball-handler ...Very good court vision, finding teammates off P&R, or fast break ... Runs the lane well in transition with ability to spot up on the wing or finish a lob ... Lacks a conscience. Possessing irrational confidence at times, allowing him to play at a high level without perceived nerves or anxiety in high-pressure situations ... Long and active defender on-ball ... Excellent pass denial. ... Capable help defender, proven through passing lane deflections and weak-side shot blocks ... Great footwork in the face-up game, mostly showcasing pump-fake, one dribble pull up/step-back ... Good 3pt and mid range shooter ... Shot has good lift and form ... Exciting dunker in traffic or off lobs, with exceptional contortion abilities and body control in the air ... Length and ball instincts make him a great rebounder for a guard ...

Weaknesses: Despite his confidence, can seemingly get lost in the flow of the game at times ... Needs to further develop explosive first step, to use quickness to his advantage ... Must improve finishing at the rim on non-dunks ...Will need to develop counters to offensive wing moves ... Plenty of space to bulk up frame ... Continue to build on the beginnings of post-game he flashed ... Shot selection can lead him astray at times ... Can benefit from veteran support/mid-first round selection to help add seasoning ...

Notes: Leaves University of Washington after two seasons of exciting moments, dominating stretches, and occasional silent spurts ... All PAC-12 selection as a sophomore ... Got better as season went on, averaging 25 ppg in UW NIT Semifinal run ... High school teammate of Terrence Jones

There has been some debate about ball handling and it is interesting that the very first positive is "solid ball-handler".

Also thought I would post his Toronto workout because it was on the nbadraft page.

I think at the very least we are getting a future 3pt specialist. He has a beautiful stroke.

FCardelle 07-09-2012 04:12 PM

Re: Terrence Ross

Ross is at his best knocking down shots with his feet set, having very good accuracy in space and not needing much time or room to get his shot off due to his high and quick release. He's also very dangerous and confident with his pull-up jumper, though is less consistent with this area of his game depending on the situation. Due to his limited ball-handling, Ross operates in this area almost strictly on quick one or two-dribble pull-ups, but is excellent when he's able to keep his balance. He can get into some trouble at times when moving from side to side into his shot or settling for some awkward fadeaways, but has done a better job with his shot selection overall this season.


bluerap 07-09-2012 04:55 PM

Re: Terrence Ross

the two biggest draft sights differ on this point.

I usually like draft express better, but interesting.

Molson 07-09-2012 06:00 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
I wonder what draftexpress meant when they say "due to his limited ball handling". I watched Wash a number of times this past season because Tony Wroten was my favorite college guy to watch play. Ross just simply didn't handle the ball that much when he was on the court. Wroten is a pretty ball dominant guard so Ross' main responsibility seemed to be playing off the ball. I can't really comment on whether or not he has solid ball handling skills simply because I never really paid attention to it.

So anyways, they didn't say "due to his limited ball handling skills". They said "due to his limited ball handling" so not sure if they meant that he didn't handle the ball that much. is spot on though when they say he disappears at times because that definitely happened sometimes when I watched him.

Himan12 07-09-2012 08:11 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
Yeah not really high on this guy tbh. Since in theory, he is a shooter. Raptors dont have anyone who can create their own shot or attack the rim consistently.

bluerap 07-09-2012 09:14 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
Ross can create his own shot well enough. If you watch his videos you can see that he is pretty good at creating space between himself and his defender in order to get a clean look on his jump shot. I don't think he will create much going to the rim, but he'll be fine scoring from the outside on his own.

Himan12 07-09-2012 10:13 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
The videos that I watched of him, (albeit it was draft night and I didnt really look for lots) left me with the impression he wouldnt be handling the ball full time in the NBA nor will he create for others. But his defensive iq, intangibles and shot could be what makes him a solid starter in this league, thats his upside me thinks.

Who knows, since he has a high defensive iq maybe with some good coaching and development he could improve his ball handling and shot creation to all star level he has all the tools (athletic, work ethic and most importantly a good head on his shoulders).

Sekman 07-09-2012 10:40 PM

Re: Terrence Ross

Originally Posted by bluerap
Ross can create his own shot well enough. If you watch his videos you can see that he is pretty good at creating space between himself and his defender in order to get a clean look on his jump shot. I don't think he will create much going to the rim, but he'll be fine scoring from the outside on his own.

a player very similar to OJ mayo or Ben Gordon at this point i think...

if will attack the rim more in the NBA when teams play man-to-man defense

I am high on his offense.. just dunno if he can play D

Zan Tabak 07-14-2012 03:57 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
I know, I know Summer League doesn't mean squat! But Ross did pretty good in his first game. 21 points and more importantly - three 3 pointers, showing he has an outside touch that Derozen doesn't have. Hopefully we'll all stop comparing the two.

Qwyjibo 07-14-2012 09:44 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
I think his realistic peak is basically Derozan with a better jump shot. And to me, that's a solid starter in the NBA. Hopefully he can get there.

Beebo 07-14-2012 10:21 PM

Re: Terrence Ross
Jason Richardson 2.0

Thats a good NBA player right there if he can reach those standards.

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