Haddadi Sent To D-League

The first Persian player in the NBA, center Hameed Haddadi will be sent to the D-League to get some playing time.  So far this season,  Haddadi has seen limited minutes in his historic first NBA season.

“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.”

Tehran Times