Tough love working for Raptors' Terrence Ross

Raptors' Terrence Ross shares a laugh with head coach Dwane Casey during Monday's practice in...

Raptors' Terrence Ross shares a laugh with head coach Dwane Casey during Monday's practice in Toronto. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:04 PM ET

TORONTO - In his second year in the league, Terrence Ross is in a pretty solid position.

Only this time he knows it.

And this time, he’s determined not to give it back.

Ross was last year’s favourite public whine. That’s you whining, not him.

Whenever a member of the fan base would jump on Raptors head coach Dwane Casey, the first or sometimes second lament was why Ross wasn’t being given the playing time to develop.

For some, Ross was whine No. 2 behind Valanciunas’ minutes, but either way, it didn’t take an upset fan long to get to either youngster and why anyone in his right mind would play an Alan Anderson ahead of them.

The answer is rather obvious. One, because he wasn’t ready and two (and every parent out there should recognize this one) because you don’t give a maturing young man exactly what he wants when he’s still showing signs of immaturity.


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