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#23 D.J. Strawberry
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  • Signed in Turkey
  • Signed with Besiktas
  • PG/SG
  • 6'5" / 205lbs
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  • 06/15/1985
  • USA/Cameroon
  • 59th pick, 2007
  • Maryland
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DateLeagueTransaction
2007 NBA DraftNBADrafted 59th overall by Phoenix.
13th August, 2007Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.
18th December, 2007D-LeagueAssigned by Phoenix to New Mexico Thunderbirds of the D-League.
11th January, 2008D-LeagueRecalled by Phoenix from New Mexico Thunderbirds of the D-League.
25th August, 2008NBATraded by Phoenix to Houston in exchange for Sean Singletary.
24th October, 2008NBAWaived by Houston.
28th October, 2008ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Fortitudo Bologna.
30th January, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Reno Bighorns.
17th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
21st October, 2010NBAWaived by New Orleans Hornets.
26th November, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Reno Bighorns.
18th January, 2011D-LeagueLeft Reno Bighorns.
18th January, 2011LithuaniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Lietuvos Rytas.
26th August, 2011IsraelSigned a two year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem. Included team option for 2012/13.
25th June, 2012IsraelHapoel Jerusalem declined 2012/13 team option.
10th September, 2012IsraelSigned a one year contract with Hapoel Holon.
15th September, 2012IsraelLeft Hapoel Holon.
20th September, 2012CroatiaSigned a one year contract with Cibona Zagreb.
22nd June, 2013Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Capitanes de Arecibo.
12th July, 2013CroatiaSigned another one year contract with Cibona Zagreb (to rejoin after completion of Puerto Rican BSN season).
27th December, 2013CroatiaLeft Cibona Zagreb.
27th December, 2013FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Pau-Orthez.
27th June, 2014Puerto RicoSigned for the remainder of the season with Piratas de Quebradillas.
2nd July, 2014TurkeySigned a one year contract with Pinar Karsiyaka (to join after completion of Puerto Rican BSN season).
2nd July, 2015GreeceSigned a two year contract with Olympiakos. Included team option for 2016/17.
6th June, 2016GreeceOlympiakos declined 2016/17 team option.
22nd July, 2016TurkeySigned a one year contract with Besiktas.
3rd July, 2017TurkeySigned another one year contract with Besiktas.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2003 - 2007Maryland (NCAA)
July 2007Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2007 - August 2008Phoenix Suns (NBA)
August 2008 - October 2008Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2008 - June 2009Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
January 2010 - June 210Reno Bighorns (D-League)
July 2010L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011Reno Bighorns (D-League)
January 2011 - June 2011Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
August 2011 - June 2012Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
September 2012Hapoel Holon (Israel)
September 2012 - June 2013Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
June 2013 - July 2013Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
July 2013 - December 2013Cibona Zagreb (Croatia)
December 2013 - June 2014Pau-Orthez (France)
June 2014 - July 2014Quebradillas (Puerto Rico)
July 2014- June 2015Pinar Karsiyaka (Turkey)
July 2015 - June 2016Olympiakos (Greece)
July 2016 - presentBesiktas (Turkey)
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January 5, 2011

D.J. Strawberry - Strawberry has been playing two guard this season alongside Miles, and has also had to battle for time with Warriors assignee point guard Jeremy Lin. Last year, Strawberry had to come off the bench behind two other good quality D-League guards; Russell Robinson/Will Blalock and Desmond Farmer. He's therefore not had much run as a full time point guard over the last two years, splitting time between the two guard positions depending on who is around him. Nevertheless, Strawberry is putting up 13.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 29 minutes per contest, whilst playing his usual good quality defense, and had a realistic shot of making an NBA roster as recently as three months ago, when he signed with the Hornets for training camp.

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October 1, 2010

Strawberry spent his first professional season in the NBA, playing in 39 games with the Suns in 2007/08. The two years hence have been spent in Italy and the D-League, the latter of which saw him averaging 13.7 point and 5.5 assists per game last year for the Reno Bighorns. Those decent if underwhelming numbers don't do justice to Strawberry's good defensive play at both guard spots, and his decent slashing ability - however, they're also not really call-up calibre numbers from a D-League player. In Strawberry's defense, he didn't start a single game, coming off the bench behind Will Blalock and Desmon Farmer in every one. If he returns to the D-League next year and starts, this will help his numbers (and thus his call-up chances) considerably. With the Hornets, he has a chance to stick anyway, as does Shakur. However, the late signing of Jannero Pargo may have closed the door on either or both of them.

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July 11, 2010

D.J. Strawberry

Strawberry spent last year in the D-League, averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 assists per game for the Reno Bighorns. Strong defensively at both guard spots, Strawberry's jumpshot is improved, hitting 35% from three point range; he's also a good athlete that doesn't make too many mistakes.

A bigger, more passy, less highlighty version of a Shannon Brown replacement? It's possible.

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April 29, 2010

- D.J. Strawberry

Former Suns guard Strawberry didn't sign anywhere this season until late January, when he caught on with the Reno Bighorns of the D-League. Coming off the bench behind Will Blalock, Strawberry averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 assists per game, which are highly impressive numbers for any man without a single start.

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