Former Raptors Star Known for His Three-Point Shooting, Retires from NBA

An experienced player after 11 seasons in the NBA decided to retire in order to devote more time to his family

by Sededin Dedovic
Former Raptors Star Known for His Three-Point Shooting, Retires from NBA
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Experienced and well-known basketball player Terrence Ross announced his retirement from the NBA after 11 seasons in the league. Ross, 32, made the announcement on his podcast, citing frequent injuries and a desire to spend more time with his family as reasons for his decision.

"I think, especially since it's been a while, that it's over. Some strange injuries started happening to me, losing my knees. The back situation has become terrible. I'm starting to see how much I love being home and being a father, how much I want to be part of a family," Ross said on his podcast.

Ross was a standout player at the University of Washington, where he was a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2012. The Toronto Raptors drafted him eighth overall in this year's NBA draft. He spent the first four and a half seasons of his career with the Raptors before being traded to the Orlando Magic in 2017.

He played for the Magic for five seasons before being traded to the Phoenix Suns in February 2023.

He is known for his three-point shooting

Ross played a total of 733 games in his NBA career, averaging 11 points, three rebounds and two assists per game.

He was known for his three-point shooting ability, hitting 36.2% of his three-pointers for his career. He was a valuable player for most of his career and was known for his athleticism and scoring ability. He was also a good defender, and often had the task of guarding the best scorer of the opposing team.

Injuries contributed to his decision

Ross' career was hampered by injuries, and he missed a significant number of games due to various ailments. He also had two serious knee injuries, which ultimately led to his decision to retire.

Despite his injuries, Ross had a successful career in the NBA, and will be remembered as a talented three-point shooter. He was a fan favorite in all the cities he played in because of his gentle nature, and he will be missed by fans around the league, at least those true NBA fans.

Ross is now looking forward to spending more time with his family and exploring other opportunities outside of basketball. He is also thinking about pursuing a coaching career in the future, so we might see him in another role in the NBA in the future.