Terrence Ross gets it from Lowry and throws it down against the Celtics the Raptors are up early. Check the box score for the latest. Bonus GIFs Kyle Lowry dribbles through entire Celtics roster for the score: Jordan Hamilton with the move Terrence Ross elevates for the alley-oop slam Great commitment! Jonas continues to set… Read more »
Straight from the source: The @Raptors have exercised the 4th-year team options on Valanciunas and Ross. Both contracts now guaranteed through 2015-16 season. #rtz — RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) October 14, 2014 No surprises here. Jonas Valanciunas will make $4.7M next season while Terrence Ross will earn $3.6M. Valanciunas’s qualifying offer stands at $6.2M, whereas Ross’s is… Read more »
Changed my mind; I do have something to add: TRoss. I generally doubt that players pay attention to what-all’s being said out there (out here) but I wondered a couple weeks ago when, as the griping-crescendo was building and about to peak towards TRoss, he seemed to break out of whatever low-level of funk he was in, to suddenly play a bit better. So … I’ll throw two cents into the internet-ether to say that TRoss would be a much-much better player and would earn himself many extra-large paycheques come contract time, if he would decide once-and-for-all that he *had* to be better and to start by driving hard to the hoop, and often! I don’t expect to see an ego-maniacal-attitude (can you imagine, tho? Damn, he’d be dangerous). But if he got a little bit angry or impatient (even) at his slow progression, thus far … it couldn’t hurt.
I remember reading a lot of years ago how then-captain Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers was pissed at one of his talented line-mates (Bill Barber, I think) who was sleep-walking, so between periods, he yelled at him loudly and whacked him hard with a stick, across his shin-pads … and it worked. (Next period, the guy scored, the team won, etc, etc.) So … maybe a fellow Rap could … you know, wake him up, just a bit more? A stick probably isn’t necessary, but .. maybe throw a shoe at him? Because he’s too talented to not be on his way (yet) to becoming a big star in this league. So c’mon DeMar. Give him a little Compton-style. Get him angry. Without JJ for a bit, you’re gonna need him.