Hamed Haddadi ‘Being Detained’ in Iran

by October 04, 2010
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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.”