Contract extension a slam dunk for Raptors’ Terrence Ross

by | Nov 3, 2015 | Sports

Terrence Ross (courtesy Mark Runyon/Flikr)

Terrence Ross (courtesy Mark Runyon/Flickr)

By Andy Redding

The high-flying Terrence Ross can now add “high-paying” to his resume.

The Toronto Raptors’ guard signed a three-year contract extension Monday night, worth $33 million US.

Ross, who’s in his fourth season in the NBA, had until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday to agree to a contract or he would have become a restricted free agent in the offseason.

After averaging only 9.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season, many questioned if the Raptors would commit long-term to him.

The Raptors put their cards on the table in the signing of Ross to such a large contract, showing they believe he will grow into a bigger piece for the team.

At $11 million per year, only $1 million per year less than the Raptor’s all-star point guard Kyle Lowry, Ross’s new contract will likely bring larger expectations for him.

His short career has been full of ups and downs, but now the Raptors can only hope there’s more “ups” to come: