According to the Tehran Times, my favorite Iranian newspaper, Hamed Haddadi (I'm told his last name is pronounced "A Daddy") is heading to the D-League. On NBA Live 09, he's listed as Hamed Ehadadi and Google searches work with both spellings,. Interestingly enough, I think he would fit better with the Bengals receivers with the whole hard to pronounce last name/random name change, though he will join Dakota today (And hopefully play their first game Saturday, as I plan to be there).
I really he does well with the Wizards, as they really need a big man (Currently it looks like Brad Stricker would be the starting big man) and Haddadi could use some playing time, as he has yet to see the floor in an NBA game.
Throughout the Olympics he was a stud, being the was the only player to average a double-double with 17 points, 11 boards, and almost 3 blocks a game! Haddadi also averaged 14 points, 12 boards, and 2.5 blocks at the Rocky Mountain Revue Summer League.
Ehadadi will be tied for the tallest player in Wizards history, along with fellow assignee Martynas Adriuskevicius, and narrowly edging out Seth Sundberg (played 6 games with them in 2001) and Chris Alexander (now a member of the Skyforce). He was also tied for the Grizzlies tallest player, with fellow overseas studs Jake Tsakalidis and Cezary Trybanski, provided he makes it into an NBA game.
This Thanksgiving, I urge you all to be thankful that of all of the returners the Wizards brought back, Awvee Storey isn't one of them!