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Miami Heat 2020-21 player review: Max Strus

The offseason has arrived for the Miami Heat, who were swept out of the first round in the NBA playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks — losing their four games by a combined 82 points. Before we deep dive into everything regarding the future months for this team, let’s discuss the...
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Heat's Max Strus: Pours in 20 in season finale

Strus tallied 20 points (7-16 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 36 minutes Sunday in the Heat's 120-107 win over the Pistons. With little at stake for the playoff-bound Heat in the regular-season finale, head coach Erik Spoelstra held out or limited several key players, allowing deep reserves like Strus the opportunity to pick up extended run. Strus took advantage of the extra playing time to deliver one of the best outings of his young career, falling just one point shy of matching his highest total of the season. He'll likely fall out of the rotation during the Heat's upcoming first-round series with the Bucks.
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Miami Heat: Does Max Strus Get The Minutes When At Full Health?

The Miami Heat had an awful showing on Tuesday night. Without their superstar, Jimmy Butler, in the lineup, they were manhandled by Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. While that game is now in the rearview for Miami, moving forward, there are a few questions worth asking. How far can this team go, as currently constructed, is one good question.
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Does Max Strus have a future with the Miami Heat?

How the heck did Max Strus recently get minutes for the Miami Heat? Early observers were not too kind to him. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune,. “Once Strus declared for the draft, he had to fill out an evaluation form. According to Strus, 25 teams returned the form, noting what they believed he needed to work on to get better.”

Heat's Max Strus: Absent Wednesday

Strus (coach's decision) didn't play during Wednesday's win over the Spurs. Strus posted back-to-back outings with five points prior to being sidelined for Wednesday's victory. The former DePaul standout has totaled 21 points and four rebounds across his past six appearances.

Heat's Max Strus: Drops eight off bench

Strus tallied eight points (4-8 FG, 0-4 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist during Thursday's loss to the Trail Blazers. Strus managed 22 minutes of action which was the most he has played since Feb. 22 against the Thunder. The former DePaul standout responded by shooting perfect from inside the arc despite missing everything else from deep. Over his past four appearances now, Strus has tallied 21 total points.

Heat's Max Strus: Records six points Tuesday

Strus had six points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) during Tuesday's loss to Atlanta. This was Strus' first action since Feb. 22, snapping a streak of three straight absences. The forward has made the most of his time when he plays, as Strus is averaging 9.7 points in 17.0 minutes over his past six appearances.

Heat's Max Strus: Continues strong play from bench

Strus totaled 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two assists and a rebound across 20 minutes in Saturday's 112-94 loss to the Jazz. Strus went undrafted out of DePaul and spent an injury-riddled season with the Bulls before hooking up with the Heat. He's been incredibly effective recently, averaging 18 points over his last two games. He's also popped with totals of 19 and 12 points earlier in the season. When Goran Dragic returns, Strus may perform a disappearing act, but he's an interesting player to watch in the rotation.

Max Strus Continuing To Make The Most Of His Opportunity

When Jimmy Butler tells you to do something, you do it. Shortly after Max Strus got loose for a career-high 21 points in the HEAT’s 101-94 victory over the Rockets on Thursday, he credited his performance to Butler giving him confidence and imploring him to shoot the ball. And boy...
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Max Strus shares just how much confidence Jimmy Butler has in him

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has shown a ton of confidence in his young teammate Max Strus. Strus, who is on a two-way deal, has appeared in 14 games for the Heat this season. The 24-year-old is shooting a blistering 51.5 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from beyond the arc this season.
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Who the heck is Max Strus? Heat secret weapon no longer a secret

Thursday night in Houston didn’t just happen. The 5-for-8 3-point shooting and the career-high 21 points weren’t merely products of the moment for Max Strus. Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made a point of making that clear after Strus and his teammates pushed past the Rockets on Thursday night. .

Heat's Max Strus: Scores 21 points

Strus totaled 21 points (6-9 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) across 25 minutes in a victory over the Rockets on Thursday. With Tyler Herro missing the game due to safety protocols, Strus played a big role off the bench, scoring a new career high. After a quiet three quarters, the forward got hot in the fourth, scoring 14 points on four made threes. The two-way player is a capable three-point shooter, making 42.6 percent of his attempts from distance this season. Look for Strus to see a similar role Saturday if Herro is forced to miss additional time.
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An update on Tyler Herro’s status. And Heat faces decision on emerging wing Max Strus

The Miami Heat will have a key player back when it faces the team with the NBA’s best record on Saturday. After being ruled out of Thursday’s game against Houston shortly before tip-off, Heat guard Tyler Herro accompanied the team to Utah for the second game of a seven-game road trip and is now out of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. He is available to play Saturday against the Jazz (9 p.m., Fox Sports Sun).