Miami Heat: Max Strus Should Start Seeking Out Smaller Mismatches

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Max Strus #31 of the Miami Heat goes up for a layup against Hassani Gravett #12 of the Orlando Magic
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Since returning to the Miami Heat lineup in early January, Max Strus hasn’t lost a single step after missing four games due to the NBA’s Health and Safety protocols. In fact, he’s seemingly taken two steps forward, even garnering a few starter’s minutes.

Producing at a 64.4 True Shooting clip and 45.6 percent from beyond the arc (last seven games), Strus’ consistent floor spacing has contributed to a recent Heat run, as the Miami Heat have sustained a 15-5 record in their last twenty outings.

An expanded role has become a reality for Strus, but if we recall a time prior to the start of this season, many considered this a lofty expectation. The third-year swingman’s confidence is being showcased at an apex level, which is truly an exciting thought considering his long-term value.

Strus is putting the league on notice, which dates back to last year’s Summer League performance, while he continues to carve out quality rotational minutes on a contending roster.

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