Haddadi heading to D-League
November 24, 2008
TEHRAN -- Iranian center Hamed Haddadi, who has yet to see a minute of regular-season action for the Memphis Grizzlies, will be sent to the NBA Developmental League next week.The Grizzlies’ D-League affiliate is the Dakota Wizards in Bismarck, North Dakota, where seven-foot Iranian dudes are probably pretty scarce, according to the Memphis Flyer.
The Grizzlies want to get Haddadi some game action and expect the trip to be relatively short-term, probably two to three weeks, though Haddadi could make up to two additional Dakota trips this season under league rules.
Hadaddi will be accompanied by former assistant coach and current scout Gordon Chiesa, who “discovered” him for the Grizzlies this summer at the Rocky Mountain Revue summer league.
Hadaddi will be the team’s first D-League assignment since Alexander Johnson two seasons ago