Ex-Suns Guard Announces Retirement

Terrence Ross ends his NBA journey with grace.

by Nouman Rasool
Ex-Suns Guard Announces Retirement
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In a heartfelt revelation on his podcast, Terrence Ross, the former guard for the Phoenix Suns, has declared his departure from the basketball court. Reflecting on his journey, Ross shared, "I think now that especially some time has passed...

I think I'm done. I think I got all the basketball out of me."

Ross's professional journey began in 2012 when he was selected as the No.

8 pick in the NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. His early years were marked by a promising start with the Raptors, showcasing his burgeoning talent. However, the winds of change blew midway through the 2016-17 season when he was traded to the Orlando Magic.

His stint with the Magic lasted until the previous season, culminating in a contract buyout and his subsequent signing with the Phoenix Suns, a move fueled by his aspirations to clinch an NBA championship ring.

Ross's Final Bow

Despite being a bench player with the Suns, Ross's performances, whenever he took to the court, were far from disappointing.

His on-court agility and skill were evident, even in limited appearances. However, the journey to find a new team this summer as a free agent proved unfruitful. With the current NBA season in full swing, Ross felt the timing was right to bid adieu to his professional basketball career.

Over the span of 733 career games, Ross leaves behind an impressive legacy. He averaged 11 points per game, shooting at a 41% accuracy, along with 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. A notable highlight of his career was winning the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, a testament to his athletic prowess and flair.

As Ross steps away from the limelight, the Phoenix Suns, currently holding an 11-8 record for the season, are gearing up to host the Memphis Grizzlies later tonight. The team, undoubtedly, will miss Ross's presence on the court, but his legacy and contributions to the game will continue to inspire both his former teammates and the legion of basketball fans.