Raptors Trade Terrence Ross and a First for Serge Ibaka

Terrence Ross was infuriating, but I have such a soft spot for the guy. When my buddy was battling cancer, I managed to score two sweet seats from Ford Canada to see the Raptors take on the Clippers. My buddy was a huge Raptors fan and I wanted to help boost his spirits.

Alas, my friend wasn't feeling up to attending the game, but when I tried to return the tickets to Ford, they suggested I take my daughter. So that's exactly what I did. That night, Terrence Ross went off for 51 points, tying the franchise mark set by Vince Carter in 2000. As luck would have it, I was at that game, too!

When you take your daughter to a game and a member of your team scores 51, you adopt the guy as yours. Every time Ross threw down a big dunk, and the man could dunk, we'd exchange knowing glances.

Now T-Ross and a first round pick has been shipped to Orlando for power forward Serge Ibaka. Masai Ujiri's wanted Ibaka for a while now, and for good reason. Ibaka fills a need the Raps have and inconsistent Ross was a small price to pay.

Good luck, Terrence. We'll always have that 51.

My poor daughter now thinks all basketball games are this exciting #raptors


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Al The Royal Pain

Sorry to see Ross go, but very happy to get Ibaka. This is like the Jays getting Price...now the Raptors have no excuses, they need to perform like the team they made us all think they are. This doesn't put them over the Cavs (although with Love out, it's a lot closer), but it gives them a fighting chance. A better chance than last year.

February 15, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

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