Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Straw Jr. hits pay dirt

The Phoenix Suns signed Darryl Strawberry’s kid D.J., their second-round draft pick, to a two-year contract that guarantees him a roster spot this season. Strawberry, the 59th overall selection in the June draft, will receive the rookie minimum salary of $427,163 for the 2007-08 season. The second year of the contract is a team option.

"D.J. brings toughness, defense and athleticism to our team and we're excited that he's a part of our organization," Suns general manager Steve Kerr said.

This is like some kind of game show. What will D.J. do with his half a million dollars? Will he cover his old man’s tax bill and keep him out of jail? Or will he choose to blow the wad on a Porsche, some strippers, and an eightball? Regardless of what he does, with genetics being what they are, they’ll be in jail together before D.J.s NBA career is over. And by career I mean training camp.

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