View Full Version : Memphis Grizzlies re-sign Hamed Haddadi

01-01-2012, 05:00 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Hamed Haddadi, bringing back the Iranian center.

Haddadi is the first Iranian ever to play in the NBA. The 7-foot-2 reserve center averaged 2.4 points with 2.2 rebounds in 31 games last season for the Grizzlies.

The 26-year-old native of Ahvaz, Iran, has spent the past three seasons with Memphis, averaging 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 86 games.

Haddadi led Iran to an 8-1 record at the 2011 FIBA Asian Championship in China, averaging 15.4 points and 11.4 rebounds.

Memphis announced the deal on Saturday.

01-01-2012, 11:01 AM
Great news !!! We needed that experienced tall body

01-01-2012, 11:07 AM
7-2 is a pretty big body to have at center for them. That's good, he can add some presence on the boards when he comes in for Gasol.

01-01-2012, 11:39 AM
Nice pick up. Can never have enough big bodies in the paint.

01-01-2012, 11:46 AM
Was he a restricted free agent or an UFA? Surprised other teams didn't make a play for him.

01-01-2012, 11:49 AM

01-01-2012, 12:49 PM
size of the contract?

01-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Was he a restricted free agent or an UFA? Surprised other teams didn't make a play for him.

I'm surprised they re-signed him. He doesn't seem to have much of a game other than being tall.

01-01-2012, 01:22 PM
So now the only question is who will be Memphis's victim in the finals? Because this move makes the Grizz a lock for the chip

01-01-2012, 01:29 PM

01-01-2012, 02:04 PM
Borat Sagdiyev

01-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Goddamnit, what's with these teams keep loading up? My Raptors will never have a chance :cry:

Then again I guess I should feel too bad. NOBODY in the East stands a chance against the 6-10 SG Paul George.

01-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Clips need bigs bad, he wouldve been nice

01-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Good signing. Although he is not the most skilled big guy, he is just that BIG. We needed to add size, and bringing back Hamed (who already has chemistry with these guys) is a good start. He was a RFA which we (and no one else) signed, so then we got him back at a discounted price. Not to mention, he is a fan favorite here in Memphis

01-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Another great big body in the middle. Nice sign!

01-01-2012, 07:53 PM
Was he a restricted free agent or an UFA? Surprised other teams didn't make a play for him.

Guess he was unrestricted?????? after we dropped the QO when he was having trouble getting out of Iran, Glad to have him back. Memphis loves the guy; got great attitude on the court

01-01-2012, 08:52 PM
omg i think this puts them over the top

grizzlies=nba champions threepeat