“They did offer me (a contract),” Ross said when asked about rumors that he could make the move to Serbia. “I was like, ‘Oh?’ Who knows.”
While Ross didn’t specifically name the team, there are only two Serbian clubs that compete in the EuroLeague and could make a viable offer for a player with the 32-year-old’s professional résumé. Of those two, Crvena Zvezda isn’t believed to be in the market for a player like Ross, per Eurohoops, so the 11-year NBA vet is likely referring to KK Partizan.
Whether that offer remains on the table is unclear. KK Partizan has recently added two other NBA veterans, including one wing, having signed PJ Dozier and Frank Kaminsky. According to Christos Harpidis of Bet Corner News (Twitter link), Partizan isn’t necessarily looking to acquire another NBA player right now.
It’s also not clear whether or not Ross is enthusiastic about the idea of playing overseas. He has been in the NBA since being selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2012 draft, appearing in a total of 733 regular season games and another 47 playoff contests during those 11 years.
Ross spent his first 10 NBA seasons in Toronto and Orlando, then was bought out by the Magic after the 2023 trade deadline. He caught on with the Suns and finished the season in Phoenix, averaging 9.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 18.4 minutes per game across 21 appearances with his new club.
A career 36.2% three-point shooter, Ross should still appeal to an NBA team seeking three-and-D depth at the back of its roster, but he has yet to find a new home after becoming a free agent on July 1. Presumably, he’ll continue to exhaust his NBA options before seriously considering a move to Europe.