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Grizzlies re-sign Hamed Haddadi

Jul 28, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT


Laddi-daddi-who-likes-to-party? The Grizzlies have decided to re-sign Haddadi.

The Grizzlies re-signed center Hamed Haddadi on Saturday via the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The first Iranian center in the league has averaged only spot minutes for Memphis over the past five seasons, but is still an important cog for the team. They lack another legitimate reserve center behind Marc Gasol, instead opting to play small-ball consistently with multiple stretch forwards. And while Memphis has the rebounding capacity to keep pace, they’re not in a position to enter the season with that much on Gasol’s shoulders.

Gasol at times seemed worn down by the minutes he played, and so Haddadi’s presence is crucial. He’s nothing to get overly excited about, but he does make an impact with his seven-foot frame and touch around the rim. He can score a little bit, rebound a little bit, run the floor a little bit. Memphis doesn’t need much from him and they don’t get much from him. He’ll play spot minutes and help their overall depth.

Most importantly, it means more entertaining Tweets from the big man and maybe a few minutes rest for Gasol against bigger opponents.

  1. charlutes - Jul 28, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Ah the CBS prerequisite dumb ass line before we can read something of value. I honestly want to know why on earth you write stuff like that.

  2. londonaiooo - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    And the extra inspiration for young basketball players in Iran and possibly the wider Middle East. Seems like a good thing considering the wider issues between the US and Iran, small but important.

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    He should have copyrighted “The Brow” before Davis did. Shows you he’s new to this country.

  4. knightrider1755 - Jul 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Whose daddy?

  5. lakerluver - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM


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