With the Toronto Raptors looking to lock up a playoff spot, Terrence Ross is going to be a key cog for his team and your fantasy squad.
In today’s edition of “All Wired Up”, I’ll delve into the fantasy strengths of potential waiver wire gold like Ross and the Boston Celtics’ Kris Humphries.
» Terrence Ross, SG/SF, Toronto Raptors (27.7 percent owned on ESPN.com)
22 points (7-13 FG, 4-4 FT), 4 three-pointers, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal, 0 blocks, 1 turnover vs Suns.
It’s a little strange to see Terrence Ross sitting on such a low ownership percentage. Ever since Rudy Gay was traded to the Sacramento Kings, Ross has been the starter at the small forward position in Toronto and has been a decent contributor to boot.
In the last month, Ross has averaged 13.3 points, 2.5 three-pointers, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals, shooting 51.3 percent from the field and hasn’t missed a free throw. Those numbers leave Ross ranked 50th on Basketball Monster.com.
That’s why I’m so surprised that Ross is available in so many leagues. For a guy to produce numbers over a long stretch that rank him in the top 50 and then be available in nearly all standard leagues, is hard to fathom. There is no challenge to Ross’s minutes — John Salmons is the only other capable small forward on the roster and the Raptors are hardly likely to make a change to their winning lineup.
So what does that mean for Ross? It means he’s going to play and play a lot. And he’s going to keep scoring and draining three-pointers. Lets just hope that he’s accumulating those stats for your team.