Cleveland Cavaliers forward Max Strus revealed how he can be a leader for the Cavs following a Wednesday practice.
“I’m not trying to step on anybody’s toes,” Strus said, via NBA.com. “I’m not trying to make this my thing. I’m going to try to figure it out and try to fit in where I can get in.
“But I just think, I’ve already talked to a bunch of guys, the experience that I have had, they respect, and we have a lot of guys that want to get to where I was the past two years. With the experience and knowledge that I’ve gained from that, I think it’s just little knickknack things here and there that I can give or stuff that I have learned along the way from my past that can help make this team better.”
Max Strus played and started in 23 games for the Miami Heat during the 2022-23 NBA Playoffs, according to ESPN. He earned averages of 9.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 28.1 minutes he played per game. The former DePaul forward averaged 14.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game during Miami’s six-game Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the New York Knicks, according to Basketball Reference. Strus has played in 189 regular season games and started in 49 during his four-year NBA career.
“I’ve learned so much in my young career. I think I’ve grown and matured a bunch. I think I can provide great leadership in that regard. And I will,” Strus said, via a Tuesday article from Cleveland.com Cavs reporter Chris Fedor. “I’m going to take that personal, give everything to the organization, do everything I have learned and try to get to the same places I was able to get to in Miami.”