Q: Will Ross make the team? Why is he playing with a non-guaranteed contract? Marc Iavaroni: The goal this season was to employ only 13 players, so as to not spend more money than needed or stunt the growth of any young players. That is, until Ross became available. It's hard to imagine the Griz not keeping a defensive dynamo in the prime of his career. Cutting Ross would be a mistake and a cheap one at that. Ross, on a league-minimum contract, would only cost the Griz around $500,000. Iavaroni will desperately try to convince management to keep Ross, a quality backup at shooting guard and small forward.