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Old 11-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SI: Ross being underused by the Raptors

Terrence Ross, Toronto Raptors

Landry Fields hasnít been a Raptor long enough for anyone to claim a definitive stance on his place with the team. But through the first four games of Torontoís season, itís impressive that Dwane Casey has been able to stomach Fieldsí play for roughly 22 minutes a night. The Raps are short on alternatives, but further down in the depth chart is the No. 8 overall pick, Terrence Ross. Ross waits behind Fields, DeMar DeRozan and Alan Anderson for whatever few minutes of playing time go unclaimed, and with none of those three making a steadfast claim for a featured role, a theoretical opening for Ross remains.

Based on what we saw of Rossí game in preseason and at the Vegas Summer League, thereís plenty of reason to start him off slow. But he may already be a better wing defender than DeRozan, and a more useful offensive player than Anderson. That has to count for something, and with this Raptors team so badly in need of some kind of consistent production from either wing position, Ross should be afforded the opportunity to try his hand against pro competition.
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