Former Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross is officially retiring from the NBA.
The 11-year veteran announced his retirement from basketball on The T.Ross Podcast on Dec. 1.
Ross leaves the game of basketball at 32-years-old:
It’s official: @TerrenceRoss is hanging it up after more than a decade in the league 😭
— THE T.ROSS PODCAST (@TRossPodcast) December 1, 2023
Ross mentioned that he wanted to spend more time with his family and that some of the injuries he suffered later in his career ultimately factored into his decision.
He spent five seasons with the Raptors, seven with the Orlando Magic and one with the Phoenix Suns.
Ross spent the 2022-23 season with the Suns after being waived by Orlando. The Suns picked him up and he was on their roster when they made their trip to the Western Conference semifinals.
Ross spent most of his career with the Raptors. Toronto drafted Ross with their first-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Ross’ most memorable moment with the Raptors was when he scored a career-best 51 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. At the time it tied Vince Carter’s franchise single-game scoring record.
That performance is still tied for the fourth-best individual scoring effort in Raptors franchise history.
Ross also became the second Raptors player to ever win a Slam Dunk Contest at the 2013 event.
Toronto traded him to the Magic at the 2017 trade deadline as part of a package deal for Serge Ibaka.
Ross played in 733 career games and averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game on 41.8 percent shooting from the field and 36.2 percent from deep.
Ross will now spend his free time podcasting and being active on social media.
Masai Ujiri makes an appearance on Raptors broadcast
During Toronto’s game against the New York Knicks on Dec. 1, Raptors team president Masai Ujiri made an appearance on the broadcast.
He was asked about the Raptors season to this point and their direction.
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