The Cleveland Cavaliers were in dire need of shooters after they had collapsed in last year’s playoffs. One of the first moves they pulled off for the season was bringing in Max Strus to help spark the offense from beyond the arc. There have been many great shooters that have donned the Cavs jersey like Kyle Korver, and Mark Price. But, the team’s season opener against the Mikal Bridges-led Brooklyn Nets could see the rise of another great presence from far out.
Max Strus has gotten the comparisons to Kyle Korver during the Cavs’ preseason run. He made sure to seal the deal. Stus tried to make himself the second coming of one the league’s greatest shooters in their season opener. Against the Nets, he came out blazing from beyond the arc which got him an all-time franchise record that has not been seen at all. Strus knocked down seven three-point shots which is the most achieved by any player in their Cavs debut, per the NBA.
Strus was not just firing from all cylinders in their season opener. He was also performing all-around duties. This got him 12 boards and two dimes to go along with his hot shooting hand. His three-point masterclass even got him nearly 40 minutes of playing time from Coach JB Bickerstaff. He made the most out of it by scoring 27 points before the clock expired. They would squeeze past Mikal Bridges and Co. thanks to his heroics in the game, 114-113.
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