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Terrence Ross' Reaction To Magic Trades Is Going Viral

Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier hi-fiving.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 26: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic celebrates with Evan Fournier #10 during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on March 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

On the day of the NBA trade deadline, the Orlando Magic essentially blew up their entire existing roster.

The landslide of big-name players leaving the franchise kicked off on Thursday with the blockbuster trade of All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls. Soon after that move, the Magic also sent second-leading scorer Evan Fournier to the Boston Celtics. Finally, the wild trade day presumably ended with the departure of high-flyer Aaron Gordon to the Denver Nuggets.

With the three of these players spending a combined 23 seasons with the Magic, there is now very little veteran leadership remaining on the squad.

That newly-voided leadership role now falls squarely on the shoulders of Terrence Ross.

Taking to Twitter to react to the drastic roster reshaping, Ross had a hilarious response. Using the famous Gif from the 2013 film "Captain Phillips," the nine-year NBA veteran highlighted his new position.

"Look at me. I am the captain now," the Gif reads.

Averaging a career-high 16 points per game this season, Ross now moves into the leading scorer position with the departure of Vucevic (24.5 ppg) and Fournier (19.7 ppg). The fifth-year Orlando shooting guard is now also the oldest player on the roster.

In exchange for three of their top players, the Magic took in a pretty big haul of young talent and future draft picks. Here's the list of assets acquired in today's massive trade dealings:

  • Otto Porter
  • Wendell Carter Jr.
  • Gary Harris
  • RJ Hampton
  • Three first-round picks
  • Two second-round picks

If it wasn't already clear that the Magic are banking on young player development, it certainly is now.