July 30th, 2011 12:59 EST
Iranian Memphis Grizzlies Center Hamed Haddadi May Join Chinese Team
Iranian Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi will likely join the Chinese teams, according to his agent.
Haddadi appeared 86 times for Memphis in the past three years, averaging 2.2 points but has always announced he is hungry for more in the NBA team.
We`re in talks now for him to play in China, " Marc Cornstein, told Sporting News. There are some good opportunities there and, the more he plays, the more he will develop. "
Since Haddadi is an Iranian, he has been considered Asian by FIBA and could join the Chinese teams without counting against their quota of foreign players.
The 7-2 player had recently slammed the Iranians who don`t know about the United States basketball, saying, Most of Iranian people don`t know about the NBA and it`s while they have so much information about football. They even have information about the Maldives` third division football and the coaches who have worked in Iran in the past years, "
The 26-year-old Iranian player averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 31 games for the Grizzlies last season.
Grizzlies extended a qualifying contract offer to Hamed Hadaddi in June, officially making him a restricted free agent.