The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Max Strus (Stroos) to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Strus (6-5, 215) went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft but was signed to the Boston Celtics' roster during the preseason. He played in four games for Boston and averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.6 minutes before being waived. The native of Hickory Hills, Ill., began his collegiate career at Lewis University before transferring to DePaul after his sophomore season. Upon the conclusion of his senior campaign in 2018-19, Strus was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team after averaging 20.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 35 games. He set DePaul season records with 113 3-pointers and 311 3-point attempts, and his 705 total points rank third on the Blue Demon's season scoring list. Strus was a three-time BIG EAST player of the week as a senior and finished his career with 29-straight games with double-figure scoring. His career scoring average of 18.6 points per game ranks fourth in DePaul's history.
Strus will wear No. 28 for the Bulls.
Per NBA rules, teams are permitted to have two Two-Way players on their rosters at any given time, in addition to their 15-man regular season rosters. A Two-Way player for the Bulls will provide services to the team's G League affiliate – the Windy City Bulls – but can spend up to 45 days with Chicago, not including any time prior to the start of Windy City's training camp and after the conclusion of its season.