March 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies guard Terrence Ross (31) during a stoppage in play against the Southern California Trojans during the second half at Galen Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Terrence Ross: NBA Landing Spots

Terrence Ross officially declared for the NBA draft yesterday, and today we will try to figure out what are some potential landing spots.

First things first, I am not an NBA expert, I do not know ideal landing spots beyond what I hear and what I have researched. Therefore, I am going to turn to NBA Mock Drafts to look at potential landing spots for Terrence Ross. However, your two-cents is always encouraged!

Ross said that when he inquired about the NBA he was told the first round was the most likely scenario for his name to be called in the NBA Draft. In the report on GoHuskies.com, Ross said:

I heard anywhere from top 10, to late in the lottery (top 14), to late in the first round…I’ve been thinking hard about this for the last month or so. It is not much of a shock.

What are those picks? What team could grab him? I turned to five different Mock drafts published in the last week to see any potential landing spots for Ross.

The Hoops Report: 

  • 19th overall to the Denver Nuggets.
  • The Nuggets aren’t known for their impressive guard play. This could be a potential fit and while Ross is more than just a 3pt threat, he could immediately help the Nuggets 32% on the season.

Draft Express:

  • 18th overall to the Boston Celtics.
  • An older team with some impressive guard play from Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, and Paul Pierce. Ross would slide in behind Allen off the bench. Could there be a better shooter to learn from and play behind than Allen? And with Rondo manning the point and dishing out assists to everyone, Ross could find plenty of success.

Bleacher Report:

  • 21st overall to the Boston Celtics.
  • See above.

NBADraft.net:

  • 19th overall to the Atlanta Hawks.
  • The Hawks were probably the most represented team at Husky games this season. They have been reported as very interested in both Ross and Tony Wroten. However, Wroten is the one they would look to grab if he fell to them late in the first round or in the second. The Hawks could really use some depth in the majority of their positions but especially in guards. Ross would be able to play quality minutes out of the gate.

WalterFootball.com:

  • 20th overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • The Grizzlies are a rebuilding program and being such could use help in most areas. They would benefit from Ross’ ability to shoot the three. Memphis as a team shoots 31% from behind the arch. The Grizzlies may also be losing OJ Mayo to free agency and could use a guard to come in a put up quality minutes.

These are just five (four) potential landing spots for Ross. However, they all have him going around the 20th pick in the draft. This would be fairly consistent with the report he heard from the NBA but as a late projection. What team do you see Ross playing for? What would be an ideal fit in your eyes?

 

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