Player Boston Celtics dropped the ball on No. 1) Max Strus
Back in 2019, the Boston Celtics got a really good look at the undrafted 6-5 sharpshooter in Max Strus. Much can be speculated about how the C’s could have this level of talent with a special knack for spacing the floor and decide to waive him in favor of the likes of Tacko Fall and Javonte Green.
Now we are left to see what they missed out on.
Granted, Green turned out to be a serviceable player, but there is no way Fall should have gotten a spot over Max. It even stings more when the Celtics moved off each of the other prospects fairly quickly over the next two seasons.
Pat Riley, a guru of finding hidden gems, plucked Strus out from the depths of the G-League and he would quickly find himself serving as a rotational weapon in their lineup.
The 25-year-old out of DePaul is averaging a career-high 10.7 points per game in his sophomore season and shooting a scolding hot 41% from deep on over six attempts per contest.
I have always preached a match made in heaven with high volume on high efficiency. In today’s NBA you become a linchpin on any playoff-contending roster with that skillset.
Strus is loose, but it is not in Boston at the moment. We are only left to admire his services from afar in hopes that the front office rights the wrong of letting him go in the near future.
If Boston hopes to go deep in the Eastern Conference, then they will have to best the cream of the crop in the top-seeded Miami Heat, of which the heavily mentioned guard is a prominent player.