Strus suffered a torn ACL and bone bruise in his left knee Saturday at the G League Winter Showcase and is expected to miss the next 8-to-12 months.
Strus is on a two-way deal with the Bulls, though he appeared in just two games for the Chicago this season, averaging 2.5 points in three minutes. He saw more run with the Windy City Bulls, putting up 18.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists over 13 matchups.
Strus posted 31 points (11-24 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 13 rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's G League win over College Park.
Strus led the team in both points and rebounds. The 23-year-old forward has played two games with the parent club this year, logging five points over six minutes of action. The undrafted rookie out of DePaul still needs to fine-tune his game in the G League, though, but he's making solid progress, averaging 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
Strus was recalled from the G League on Monday, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Strus has played in just two games this season for the Bulls, but he figures to be available for Monday's matchup against the Raptors if needed.
Strus posted 15 points (5-15 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds and three assists in Thursday's G League loss to Agua Caliente.
Strus played two games with the big club in November and managed five points and a rebound, but it's best for his development to play big minutes -- he logged 32 in this contest -- with the G League affiliate. The 23-year-old is averaging 18.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists with the squad.
Strus was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Strus will provide the Bulls with added depth on the wing for Wednesday's game against Detroit with Otto Porter (foot) and Chandler Hutchison (shin) both unavailable. Through four appearances with Chicago's G League affiliate, Stus is averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 38.2 minutes per game.
Strus signed a two-way contract with the Bulls on Tuesday, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
Strus, who was born in the Chicago area and played basketball at DePaul, will now head back home to play with the Bulls after being waived by the Celtics this past weekend. Strus will likely spend majority of the season with the Windy City Bulls of the G League.
Strus was let go by the Celtics on Saturday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Strus appeared in four preseason contests with Boston, averaging 9.4 fantasy points across 14.6 minutes. It's possible he ends up in the G League with the Maine Red Claws.
Strus totaled 14 points (4-7 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes during Sunday's 118-72 preseason victory over Cleveland.
Strus came out firing Sunday, going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, living up to his reputation as a lights-out shooter. Hot on the heels of his two-year contract, Strus demonstrated why the Celtics are keen to keep him around. Nights like this are going to be few and far between, although, his ability to score the ball could see him pop into the rotation from time-to-time.
Strus signed a two-year NBA contract with the Celtics on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Strus was on a two-way deal, but he'll now be converted to an NBA contract, which includes a partial-guarantee for the 2019-20 season. Even so, the DePaul product will likely spend much of the year in the G League.
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