How high can Terrence Ross fly for Ratpors?

Raptors' Terrence Ross has made great strides since joining the starting lineup. (Craig...

Raptors' Terrence Ross has made great strides since joining the starting lineup. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:51 PM ET

Terrence Ross has taken major strides in his second NBA season but Dwane Casey believes there is much more to come.

Ross was coming along prior to the Dec. 8 Rudy Gay trade, looking far more confident and comfortable with the speed of the pro game than he did during a challenging rookie campaign.

Too often, as a green first-year player, Ross looked lost, drawing the ire of Casey, his coach. He lacked consistency and confidence and often was a step slow defensively in getting to the proper spots on the floor to stop opposing attackers.

While Casey said Monday that still happens from time-to-time, Ross has generally been solid as a defender and has really excelled at the offensive end.

In the 10 games since Gay’s departure, nine of them starts, the Washington product has shot 48.3% from three-point range. Ross nailed a career-best seven treys on Saturday against Washington and has hit 18 of his past 31 attempts.

 


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