The Cleveland Cavaliers put the Detroit Pistons down on Friday night, beating that team 108-100 in their latest In-Season Tournament game.
During the game, Max Strus scored 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists and created another viral moment with his latest dunk.
Following the game, he spoke with Bally Sports Cleveland and said that he’s “a lot more athletic than people think.”
"I am a lot more athletic than people think."
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) November 18, 2023
Indeed, when many people look at Strus they do not imagine someone who would be performing so many strong, highlight-worthy dunks.
But he believes that he deserves more credit than he gets.
This Friday night dunk, over Pistons rookie Ausar Thompson, definitely got a lot of people talking.
Strus is happy with that because he is trying to have an impact on his new team and also make fans very happy that he signed with them in the offseason.
He even suggested that he’d be open to the idea of participating in this season’s NBA dunk content.
Friday night was a good evening for the Cavaliers, who finally earned their second consecutive win, partly because of the hard work of players like Strus.
In just a few short weeks, he has become a fan favorite and a vital part of the team’s offense.
He is averaging 14.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists so far in 2023-24.
Strus will have to continue to produce strong numbers, especially in the games ahead, because the Cavaliers are set to face off against the Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers in the next few days.
Following that, Strus will play against his former team, the Miami Heat.
What are the chances that he dunks over Jimmy Butler?