Grizzlies sign Iranian star center Haddadi to deal

8/28/2008 - Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Grizzlies signed free-agent
center Hamed Haddadi, who played for the Iranian national team in
the Olympics.

The 7-foot-2, 254-pound Haddadi averaged 16.6 points, 11.2
rebounds and 2.6 blocks in Beijing.

The 23-year-old Haddadi spent the 2007-08 season playing for
Saba Battery BC in the Iranian Super League.