Grizzlies Sign Hamed Haddadi

July 28 2012 at 1:10pm CDT By Chuck Myron

The Grizzlies have officially announced the re-signing of center Hamed Haddadi, tweets Chris Herrington of The Memphis Flyer (hat tip to Zach Lowe of SI.com). Terms are not known, but the deal is likely no greater than the one-year, $1.3MM contract Haddadi got from the team last year.

The 7'2" Haddadi, the NBA's first Iranian-born player, averaged 2.o points and 2.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes of play, chipping in 0.7 blocks. Those figures closely mirror the four-year veteran's career numbers since Memphis signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2008. 

Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Thursday that Haddadi and the team were expected to come to terms soon, predicting the deal would be for close to the veteran's minimum of $915,852 for a fifth-year player. The Grizzlies hold Haddadi's Bird rights, but the team is over the tax threshold, so it's unlikely the 27-year-old gets a signficant raise.

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