Reasons why the Knicks should pursue Max Strus

Max Strus, a key part of the Heat’s drive to the NBA Finals, is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He beat out the $1.8 million he earned in 2022-23. The 27-year-old guard averaged 11.5 points in the regular season and shot 41% from the field and 35% from deep in 80 games. His three-point percentage took a significant drop from the 41% he averaged in 68 games in 2021-22.

Strus’ play in the postseason has turned him into a popular name in free agency, with rumors that he may sign a three-year, $25 million deal to stay in Miami. He’s made quite a leap since he dropped out of the draft in 2019.

With the money Strus is expected to make as a free agent and the increased likelihood of him staying with the Heat, the chance of him signing with the Knicks (or any other team) has diminished. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a player New York should no longer consider as a source of free agency footage.