The Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross could be headed to the New Orleans Pelicans.
Orlando Magic and New Orleans Pelicans are discussing a trade that would send Solomon Hill and a 2019 top-12 protected first round picks to the Orlando Magic for Terrence Ross. pic.twitter.com/St9YtxlYXy
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) January 13, 2019
According to league sources, the Orlando Magic would send Ross to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Solomon Hill and a protected 2019 1st-Round Pick.
Sporting News’ Sean Deveney first reported that the Pelicans had interest in Ross. move.
One of the teams most eager to move its first-rounder along for immediate help is the Pelicans, who have won two straight games as they’ve gotten Elfrid Payton and Nikola Mirotic back from injury but are still desperate for small forward help.
Ross is averaging 13.3 points and 3.1 rebounds over 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the floor, 39.3 percent from three-point range and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Ross is in the final year of his contract with the Orlando Magic so the deal does make practical sense as he will be an unrestricted free agent over the summer.
Solomon Hill is averaging 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds over his previous 10 games. He gets the nod as a starter on Sunday for the Pelicans against the Miami Heat.