Mavs Interested in Magic Buyout Candidate Terrence Ross

The Mavericks are among the teams expressing interest in guard/forward Terrence Ross should he reach agreement on a contract buyout with the Magic, per Marc Stein of The Stein Line.Terrence Ross

The sides are finalizing such an arrangement, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Ross, 32, is 6-foot-6 and averaging 8.0 points and shooting 43 percent from the field in 42 games. His scoring average and minutes per game (22.5) are the lowest since his rookie season of 2012-13. 

The Magic had trade conversations regarding Ross but were unable to land a deal ahead of Thursday’s deadline. He made it known before the season that he would like to play for a contender, though has not requested a trade or sought a buyout.

Ross was originally drafted by the Raptors with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He spent five seasons with Toronto, followed by the past seven in Orlando.

The Magic are expected to stick with their younger players in the final stretch of the regular season. They are also expected to reach agreement on a buyout with guard Patrick Beverley, acquired in a trade with the Lakers for center Mo Bamba.

Meanwhile, Dallas is expected to be active on the buyout market after trading guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forward Dorian Finney-Smith to the Nets as part of the Kyrie Irving trade.

Players must be waived by March 1 to be eligible for another team’s playoff roster.

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