Max Strauss agrees to 4-year, $63 million sign-and-trade with Cavaliers

Adrian WojnarowskiVeteran NBA InsiderJuly 1, 2023, 9:09 AM ET2 minute reading

Voj: Max Stress sign and trade brings more shooting to Cavs

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down what Max Struss is going to add to the Cavaliers’ lineup.

Free agent guard Max Strus has agreed to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a four-year, $63 million contract, his agent, Mark Bardelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN Saturday morning.

The Cavaliers are stressing out about a three-team sign-and-trade deal that would send Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens and a second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs and a second-round pick to Cleveland to the Miami Heat, sources said. ESPN.

President of basketball operations Kobe Altman and GM Mike Gancy made shooting an offseason priority, now that they’ve landed the Struss and Sixers guard Georges Niang at the start of free agency — and kept Carys LeVert at one spot. A two-year, $32 million contract.

Struss, 27, is another notable Heat development success story, playing a huge role in the team’s run to the NBA Finals last season. The Stress Heat averaged a career-high 11.5 points.

Struss has earned praise from his teammates and coaches over the past few seasons for his solid work ethic and ability to hit outside shots. Struss started all 23 games for the Heat in the playoffs after starting all 18 games in the postseason a year ago during Miami’s run to the Eastern Conference finals.

The DePaul alum is a career 37.1% shooter. He was a good barometer of how well Miami played, as he shot 37.2% from 3 in wins and 24.6% in losses.

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