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Reports: Magic near buyout with Terrence Ross, Mavericks frontrunners to sign

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Terrence Ross #31 of the Orlando Magic shoots the ball during the game against the Washington Wizards on January 21, 2023 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by KeShawn Ennis /NBAE via Getty Images)

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After being on the trade block for more than a year — and telling the Magic he would like them to find him a new home, to no avail — Orlando and Ross are working toward a buyout. Once a free agent, he likely will join Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving with the Mavericks.

None of this is a huge surprise, and Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story.

Ross is on the books for $11.5 million this season, and will likely give the Magic a discount to move on (money he will make up from his new team).

Ross is a veteran wing with a good catch-and-shoot game, is hitting 38.1% from 3 this season, and can do some playmaking in spots. He’s the kind of solid role player coaches trust, the ones who make good decisions. That skill set perfectly fits Dallas with Dončić and Irving, although other teams will at least call.

It will be a busy buyout market this year, with many more guards available than usual.