The Bulls announced a bit of unfortunate news during the team's Dec. 23 matchup with the Orlando Magic.
According to a press release, Two-Way wing Max Strus has sustained "a torn ACL and bone bruise to his left knee." He'll undergo surgery in about three weeks, then is expected to miss 8 to 12 months.
Strus, an undrafted rookie from DePaul, had oscillated back and forth between Chicago and Windy City in 2019 after signing that Two-Way deal in October. The Bulls hadn't yet displayed any desire to try Strus out in an increased role with Otto Porter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison out (and with no designation for return). Still, this voids the team of the option of recalling him as a reinforcement for the foreseeable future.
Strus appeared in two games for the Bulls this season, scoring 5 points on 2-for-3 shooting in six minutes of game action. He averaged 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest in 13 games with Windy City this season.
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