No more pleas of "Play DJ!" from me (or Hawk42) for awhile. The Suns have switched out their rookies, sending D.J. Strawberry to the D-League, and bringing Alando Tucker back. Alando sure made the most of his time in Albuquerque, earning Performer of the Week after averaging 36 point and 6.5 rebounds in the Thunderbirds' two games for the week. I am more impressed by the rebounds (D-League or not, that's much better than he did during the summer league games). The Suns are probably most happy with his 6-of-10 from three point range. He averaged 28.2 points and seven rebounds over the entire five game stint, and tied the D-League season high on December 14 with 40 points in a win over the Bakersfield Jam.
It's going to be a few days before DJ will get his D-League debut. The Thunderbirds don't play again until December 23.