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Hamed Haddadi | Center

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  7'2' / 265
College: Ahvaz, Iran
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The Chinese team Quingdao Double Star is expected to offer Hamed Haddadi more than $1.3 million annually to stay in Asia next season.
Haddadi is hoping to earn an NBA contract, but he's also exploring his options in Europe and may find it hard to turn down such a lucrative offer from Quingdao. The 29-year-old spent five seasons with Memphis, but never averaged more than the 13.8 minutes per game he saw during a short stint with Phoenix in 2012-13. Sun, Sep 14, 2014 07:40:00 PM

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Former Grizzlies C Hamed Haddadi said that signing in Europe is "one of [his] options" as a free agent.

Haddadi has reportedly drawn interest from Real Madrid, and he said that Euroleague is the only overseas league he would consider joining. He's hoping that a strong FIBA World Cup will inspire NBA teams to contact his agent, but he may not earn more than a training camp invite to fight for a backup slot.
Source: HoopsHype
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Hamed Haddadi recently worked out for the Pelicans, according to ESPN's Jared Zwerling.

The Knicks had shown some interest in Haddadi, but they can only offer a minimum contract and his workouts with another team suggest he may be headed elsewhere.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 09:10:00 AM

Free agent C Hamed Haddadi is meeting with the Knicks Friday.

Haddadi got the first significant playing time of his career last season, averaging 13.8 minutes a night in 17 late-season appearances for the Suns. He responded with averages of 4.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks. The Knicks can use a minimum contract as deep insurance behind starting center Tyson Chandler.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 12:42:00 PM

Hamed Haddadi was named MVP of the FIBA Asia tournament on Sunday after leading Iran to the championship.

A Knicks scout watched one of Iran's victories and suggested that New York may consider Haddadi as a minimum-contract addition to their roster. Even if he lands an NBA deal he won't be a fantasy asset.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 10:23:00 AM

The Knicks may work out free agent C Hamed Haddadi in New York.

Knicks scout Gary Boyson watched Haddadi and the Iranian national team romp past Jordan, saying afterward, "It’s no secret there are players here with NBA experience who have no contracts yet. We have a spot or two probably." Haddadi seemed to hurt his right leg during the game but he said afterward that he's fine. The Knicks might give him a minimum contract but he won't be on fantasy radars.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:17:00 PM

Suns waive C Hamed Haddadi.

The move will allow the Suns to pay him $200K instead of guaranteeing a $1.4 million salary for next season. The Suns drafted center Alex Len out of Maryland and Haddadi wouldn't have been very useful behind Marcin Gortat -- another player that could be on his way out. Haddadi might have a tough time cracking any NBA rotation.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Hamed Haddadi admitted that he's still not in basketball shape.

"I've got to do more running, more stuff," he said. "I need a couple more games to get in better shape." It's understandable considering Haddadi has suddenly played an important role for the Suns, but his run could be coming to an end with Jermaine O'Neal (personal) set to return on Wednesday.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Hamed Haddadi scored a career-high 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting (5-of-5 FTs) with eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 18 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Nuggets.

Haddadi has shown he can put up serviceable numbers when given the minutes and it's entirely possible he gets minutes with just injury prone Jermaine O'Neal available as a real big man for the Suns. Owners needing a big man in standard formats can consider an add, and if he does it again with O'Neal back on Wednesday then he'll become a recommended pickup.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 01:02:00 AM

Hamed Haddadi played a career-high 28 minutes off the Suns' bench on Saturday, scoring six points with 11 rebounds, one steal and three blocks.

Haddadi's energy and rebounding was a huge reason the Suns beat the Rockets tonight, even if he did miss all four of his free throws. He's likely to play substantial minutes as long as Marcin Gortat (foot) and Jermaine O'Neal (personal) are unavailable, but we'd only recommend him as a blocks specialist in deep leagues.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Hamed Haddadi will be active against the Raptors on Wednesday.

The Suns are going to need all the help they can get at center with Jermaine O'Neal (personal) out of the lineup. Luis Scola and Markieff Morris should also pick up some minutes at center, so there's no reason to pick up Haddadi in any league.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Hamed Haddadi is not in basketball shape after never reporting to the Raptors when he was traded as part of the Rudy Gay trade.

Haddadi, now with the Suns, will need some time before he's back into game shape. However, he does appear happy to be in Phoenix now. "There are a lot of Persians in Phoenix, and I got a lot of messages that they support me," he said.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Hamed Haddadi has been traded from the Raptors to the Suns, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

The Suns recently waived Luke Zeller, but they may also waive Haddadi after giving him an audition for a few games. We're not biting on him as a fantasy option, even if he fights his way into Lindsey Hunter's rotation.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 02:16:00 PM

"Rumbles persist" that Hamed Haddadi and a second-round pick will likely be sent to the Suns for Sebastian Telfair.

It's a trade that helps both teams with their depth issues but does nothing to excite fans or fantasy owners. If it goes down, neither guy is worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Bryan Colangelo said Thursday he's uncertain if new addition Hamed Haddadi will be waived.

Haddadi was acquired along with Rudy Gay as part of three-team trade that sent Jose Calderon to the Pistons and Tayshaun Prince to the Grizzlies. There were reports Haddadi would be bought out in part due to his visa issues, but even if he sticks in Toronto, he'll only have minimal value in very, very deep leagues.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 06:01:00 PM

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