Orlando, FL – The Orlando Magic have acquired guard-forward Terrence Ross and a 2017 first round draft pick from Toronto in exchange for forward Serge Ibaka, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.
Ross (6’7”, 206, 2/5/91) has played in 54 games this season with Toronto, averaging 10.4 ppg. and 2.6 rpg. in 22.3 minpg., while shooting .375 (96-256) from three-point range and .820 (41-50) from the free throw line. He has scored in double figures 27 times and had 20+ points five times, including a season-high 25 points on Dec. 12 vs. Milwaukee. Ross tied a career-high with four steals on Dec. 26 @ Portland and Dec. 29 @ Phoenix. He also recorded a career-high four blocked shots on Dec. 5 vs. Cleveland.
“In welcoming Terrence (Ross) to the Magic family, we have added an athletic, shot-making wing to our developing, young core, while also making our roster more versatile,” said Hennigan. “We thank Serge (Ibaka) for his contributions and professionalism, and certainly wish him well.”
Originally selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2012 NBA Draft by Toronto, Ross has appeared in 363 career NBA games (132 starts), all with the Raptors, averaging 9.5 ppg. and 2.6 rpg. in 23.3 minpg., while shooting .376 (598-1,589) from three-point range. He has also played in 31 career playoff games (11 starts), averaging 6.1 ppg. and 1.7 rpg. in 19.4 minpg. Ross poured in a career-high 51 points on Jan. 25, 2014 vs. L.A. Clippers. He won the 2013 Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston and helped the East team (with Paul George and John Wall) win the 2014 Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
Ross played collegiately at the University of Washington from 2010-12. In two seasons, he appeared in 69 career games with the Huskies, averaging 12.3 ppg., 4.7 rpg. and 1.2 apg. in 24.4 minpg., while shooting .364 (116-319) from three-point range. As a sophomore (2011-12), Ross earned First Team All-Pac-12 honors, averaging 16.4 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.26 stlpg. in 31.1 minpg., while shooting .371 (72-194) from three-point range. He ranked among Pac-12 leaders in scoring (fourth), rebounding (sixth), three-pointers per game (2.1, eighth) and blocked shots (13th).
Ibaka (6’10”, 235, 9/18/89) has played and started in 56 games this season with Orlando, averaging 15.1 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.1 apg. and a team-high 1.61 blkpg. in 30.5 minpg., while shooting .488 (343-703) from the floor, .388 (83-214) from three-point range and .846 (77-91) from the free throw line.
Orlando’s next game is Wednesday, February 15 vs. San Antonio. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Coverage on FOX Sports Florida begins at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, log on to OrlandoMagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.