Every player in the NBA has a different journey.
While some players are excellent players from their very first game in the league, it takes a couple of years for some players to reach their true potential.
The Cleveland Cavaliers forward Max Strus certainly falls in the second category.
Despite going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Strus was signed by the Chicago Bulls for two games in the 2019-20 season.
But he has come a long way from being an undrafted player, as Strus is currently a valuable starter for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2023-24 NBA season.
In fact, Max Strus will play the 200th game of his NBA career on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, as revealed via Cavs Notes on Twitter.
With an appearance tonight, Max Strus will play in his 200th career @NBA game.
So far this season with the @cavs, Strus is averaging career highs in:
— Cavs Notes (@CavsNotes) November 15, 2023
In his fifth NBA season, Strus has finally found his place in the league with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 27-year-old is averaging 14.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game for the Cavaliers while playing 34.9 minutes per game.
Strus’ numbers have improved across the board, and he is shooting 42.9% from the field along with 36.7% from the three-point line.
While Strus can further improve his shooting over the course of the season, for now, he’s doing a great job of playing the role of a starter for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers will hope that Strus can continue to improve at this rate and ultimately help the organization in winning their first NBA Championship, the era of LeBron James came to an end after he joined the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2018.