Who is the Cavs’ best new weapon?

Which new addition to the Cleveland Cavaliers has been considered their best new weapon? According to Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, Max Strus gets that honor for the Cavs. Choosing between Strus and George Niang, Buckley ultimately settled on the former Miami Heat forward.

“Max Strus, meanwhile, has a chance to exceed the career-high 28.4 minutes he received with the Miami Heat last season. He’ll need to control his sometimes erratic shooting—his last three seasons have produced three-point percentages of 33.8, 41 and 35—to make that happen, but his form and willingness to fire makes you want to believe.

It is going to come down to Strus being consistent from three-point range. As mentioned above, the jumps up and down in conversion percentage are not necessarily a concern currently but something to monitor during the season. Settling somewhere in the middle would go a long way for the Cavs this season.

The approach for the Cavs this past offseason was to improve three-point shooting and supporting cast. Cleveland’s addition of Strus should help in both departments. The Cavs just need Strus to be a tertiary at-best option on offense for him to be effective. Playing off Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland, Strus needs to make the open threes that others were incapable of.

Even though Strus may not have the impact that other new additions do for their respective teams, Cleveland had an obvious area in need of improvement, while others were looking for any type of player to add to their roster. As long as Strus understands his role and does not try to do much, this should be an impactful addition to the Cavs.

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