The always excellent Marc Stein dropped us this quick hit a few minutes ago:
With the midnight deadline for contract extensions closing in for NBA's 2012 rookie class, hearing Raps & Terrence Ross indeed still talking— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 3, 2015
Most extension business either done or on hold 'til summer, but Ross/Raptors is one deal that's still alive. 50/50 is forecast we last heard— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 3, 2015
Terrence Ross is undoubtedly a polarizing figure, and there's nothing makes the difference between his and Jonas Valanciunas' development more clear than seeing the discrepancy in the urgency with which Masai Ujiri has acted in securing their extensions.
The number we're talking here per annum is a total mystery. Keep in mind that the salary cap is going from $70M to perhaps $90M next year, and to a gargantuan $108M the year after that. A $10/year figure next year is equivalent to $7.8M for 2014-15. That's in the range of guys like Arron Afflalo, Markieff Morris, Jeff Teague, Ersan Ilyasova, Avery Bradley, and Kosta Koufos. You'd want almost all of those guys over the current version of Ross, but that's what you'd be paying for potential.
We'll keep you posted as we learn more.
Ross is an insane athlete who can hit 3s and has lots of starting experience, and we still don't know if he's good. https://t.co/0juOvzSzuI— Adi Joseph (@AdiJoseph) November 3, 2015
IF Raps and Ross work out a deal, it does not necessarily mean he’s in their long term plans. A good contract for Ross is an asset…—>— Tim Chisholm (@timpchisholm) November 3, 2015
—-> and as we saw in DEN, Ujiri is not shy about trading away recently re-signed pieces (see: Nene, Afflalo).— Tim Chisholm (@timpchisholm) November 3, 2015