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Ross is feeling the pressure to perform no doubt that he isnt letting his smooth playstyle do it for him he has been rushing all his posessions lately and in the NOH game he spent shoot around dunking theres pics of it on Instagram. like he totally killed his legs during pregame.
Ross just has to come in and play his game as he always did when he got minutes and he will be fine someone has to tell him dude Anderson is not going to kick you off this team relax. Ross has always been that unassuming kid never really having the spot light shine on him, He could also be feeling the pressure of the Allstar break around the corner
Unrelated sort of but I think a lot of the players on this team can learn a lot from Landry Fields. I gotta say he has a new fan in me.
It shouldn't come as news to you that the farther away you are from the net, the less likely you are to grab a ball that bounces off the net. Although there's no excuse for the defensive boards (though I haven't checked his D-Reb %), he was a monster on the offensive glass at Washington.
Now, in your statement about not being able to rebound farther away from the basket, isn't it fundamentally known to follow your shot, once it goes up? (Unless you're the long safety). That definitely falls into place, regardless of where you are on the court, it's up to the player to pursue that 50/50 ball. Just unless Coach Casey tells him NOT to rebound, which is obviously absurd.
And, like you said, for a guy this athletic, there's no excuse for the defensive rebounding.
So, once again, my statement stands, Ross is not a good pro rebounder. He IS capable of rebounding, which is really what you are saying, because he hasn't rebounded well this season. Lowry is a terrific rebounder for his position and size, and he's definitely not 3 feet from the basket consistently, he just continues to pursue and battle for the loose ball. Rondo, Westbrook, etc, etc.
You guys are all a little nutty. Ross has shown flashes of brilliance this season but has had many more games where he's pretty much a non factor. The good moments don't necessarily guarantee that he'll grow into a player that does it on a nightly basis, nor do his struggles mean that he'll always have the same inconsistencies in his game.
He's a first year player who just turned 22. He's been squeezed for minutes at various times of the year and hasn't had a well defined role (at least from a distance). Trying to forecast the next ten years of his career is insane.
I think one thing about Ross that needs to get better, is his basketball IQ.
I don't believe he knows the difference between a shot, and a good shot. Takes some really random shots at times regardless if the play is ran for him. He's a little too systematic in terms of getting a play-call. Also, he does have really good defense, but the defensive fundamentals are pretty low. Jumps on every single fake/jump-shot, gambles almost as much as Lowry. But, he is a rookie.
Last edited by ReubenJRD; Sun Feb 17th, 2013 at 07:59 PM.
"Pretty damn brilliant" is a little strong I think. He's had one really good game, a few others that have been pretty good and then a whole pack of games that have been somewhere between average and bad. For the past month or so he hasn't played well. Not hating on Ross - I like his demeanor and raw skill set - but it takes more than a handful of good games in your rookie year to prove that you're going to be an above average player in the NBA, let alone a potential all star like some people are saying.
Even with being out with injury for a ton of games, JV has made way more of an impact than Ross has. Hopefully the stress from the dunk contest is gone and he can come back to actually playing good ball.
He was/is considered off the table in the Gay trade talks largely due to the fact that if he does live up to even some of his potential he would serve up and fill a huge need for this team, outside shooting.
He's shown to be a good finisher, his stroke is simply be a slight to behold, and has shown great defense for a rook.
In the long run he could be the better fit on the starting lineup(then DD), or just a great sixth man. He has (again...) the potential to be a far more difficult piece to replace then ed davis.
Add in he would be on a rookie scale contact for 2 more years....
Is he untradeable?No-i'd only put JV, Gay and maybe AJ as the teams untradeables but he is a piece worth holding onto unless a damn good deal comes around.
Terrence Ross, Lowry and Gay should just have a stickied thread as they generate the most talk.. Have like 4 threads about Ross right now.
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