Miami Heat: Max Strus Ascension In Full Tilt But Not Nearly Peaking

Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8)( David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) shoots over Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8)( David Banks-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat have needed all that they could get from their guys over the last week or so. Every single thing that they have given has been necessary for them to shake back from what was the incident on last week.

Among many other things that have seemed to take place with this team over the past seven days or so, there has been one thing that has been very apparent. Max Strus‘s insertion into the starting lineup.

Now, as recently as this past summer, a particular person on a particular platform (yes, this one), foresaw what was to be another leap from Max Strus. To be quite frank, it was called a “Duncan Robinson-like ascension”.

Now, even the great soothsayer that is the guy behind the keyboard, the one that saw the ascension coming, couldn’t have predicted it would come at the cost of Duncan Robinson.

The Miami Heat are known for finding ‘gems’, they do it every single year. One of them from last season is starting to make a big leap, yes, Max Strus.

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While you absolutely love what Max is doing, you hate to see Duncan fall like he has, but that’s a different topic that will have to be covered at some point moving forward.

On the topic of Strus though, his game has catapulted to another level. While his ability to knock down the long ball off of many different platforms, looks, angles, and spots is certainly something to behold, that isn’t what has helped transform him, this lineup, or his fortune in the league right now.

What separates Max Strus from most elite shooters and even his counterpart in Duncan Robinson—is his everything else. To be quite frank again, Strus has a ton of game that he can get to at any given moment and yes, the Miami Heat are just scratching the surface of it with him.

If you had thought that you had seen all that Big Max had to offer, then you should probably think again. Ironically enough, two of the teams that the Miami Heat had the fortune of taking down in their own places over the last few days had Strus prior to him joining the Miami Heat.

That would be the Boston Celtics and his hometown Chicago Bulls. That’s so sad for them.

It’s great for the Miami Heat though and the fans. Do you want to know why?

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Because the Max Strus ascension is in full tilt and the best still may be yet to come with this guy.