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Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  16 responses

Hamed Haddadi ‘Being Detained’ in Iran

The Grizzlies’ big man hasn’t been able to leave his homeland due to legalities, but it’s starting to sound as though he may report to Memphis soon. From the Commercial Appeal: “Third-year center Hamed Haddadi is still absent from training camp. Haddadi is being detained in his native Iran because of a legal issue. But the 7-footer used his Twitter account Sunday to allude that his return might be near. Part of Haddadi’s entry read: ‘another fresh start for my life… I’m so happy!’ If Haddadi doesn’t report to the Griz by the start of the season, he’ll forfeit salary for every day he misses, under terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Haddadi is scheduled to earn about $1.6 million this season.”

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  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    That sucks. What, is he carrying Uranium isotopes on him?

  • JoeMaMa

    Randolph, Gasol, Haddadi, Thabeet. If either Thabeet or Haddadi can take a big step this year, they become a top quality front line. Or maybe both just have to D up hard and get boards. Man…I hope Thabeet comes ready to play this year; he could really anchor up the D with his shot blocking.

  • The Philosopher

    Racism @10:09 a.m.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Bring back some backpackers, while you’re at it, Hamed!

  • JTaylor21

    No, he was carrying yellow funnel cake, the same one that Sadaam “allegedly” had too.

  • El Chinas.

    Come back soon big guy. Irv Soonachan’s thoughtful writeup on Haddadi still ranks as a personal favorite on Slamonline: http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2009/11/no-pressure-big-guy/

  • T-Money

    I understand why they did what they did but… let’s hope for the Bulls that Noah keeps on improving. This is going to be the team for a long time with 3 guys making 12 mil+ (Booz, Noah, Deng) and D-Rose waiting to be extended. Noah posted 10 and 11 with 1.5 blocks on 50% shooting last year. It’s good but even a guy like Dampier had a 12 and 12 year with 2 blocks on 53% shooting at one point.

  • T-Money

    wrong window, ugh.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    this is what happens when you try to go back to your hood….the hood sucks you in….lol

  • Flud

    Ha ha ha ha ha….

  • Flud

    That laugh’s at T-money. Although…. Iran is quite a hood ;)

  • http://sdfklflc.com Jukai

    hahahaha awesome Black Rick

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I wish we could send that greek dude to iran

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    ^ Yeah, have him go ask Ahmadinejad where Anna is!

  • Will

    ^ HAHAHA

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    The Black Rick Kamla wins this round. Tarzan Cooper’s got a great idea though.

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