3 pros, 2 cons of signing Max Strus for Cleveland Cavaliers

Max Strus, Miami Heat. Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images
Max Strus, Miami Heat. Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images /
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Max Strus, Miami Heat. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Pro No. 3: Ironman availability

No matter what the Cavaliers do this offseason, their depth will not suddenly be so great that injuries mean nothing. The health of their players plays a part in the team’s success. Teams that have constant turnover in their starting lineup or bench rotation struggle to find consistency come playoffs.

In the case of Max Strus, he stays healthy and available throughout the entire year.

During his first two seasons, Strus played very few games. This was not due to injury but instead the coach’s decision. Strus spent a lot of time at the end of the bench.

Once he solidified a role in Miami, Strus’ games played skyrocketed. Last season, Strus played all but two games. In the playoffs, Strus never missed a single contest.

By signing Strus, the Cavaliers get a dependable player who will show up for every game. With most of Cleveland’s offensive load on Garland, Mitchell, and Mobley, Strus will not be asked to overexert and place himself in harm’s way.

As long as Strus continues to play his role and prepare himself properly, he would be a constant sighting for Cleveland fans. With his lethal shooting, cultural fit, and relatively good defense, Strus’ healthy body is the icing on the cake.

Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff will be finding ways to utilize plenty of new talent, assuming the Cavs make the amount of moves the media expects to see. When a coach is slotting in numerous new players, staying healthy is crucial for team growth and success.

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Free agency begins on Friday evening, with signings to be named official next week, and Strus will have plenty of desirable landing spots. In Cleveland, though, Strus might be the perfect fit and find his biggest role on any team yet.