The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Hamed Haddadi, bringing back the Iranian centre.
Haddadi is the first Iranian ever to play in the NBA. The seven-foot-two reserve centre averaged 2.4 points with 2.2 rebounds in 31 games last season for the Grizzlies.
The 26-year-old native of Ahvaz, Iran, has spent the past three seasons with Memphis, averaging 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game in 86 games.
Haddadi led Iran to an 8-1 record at the 2011 FIBA Asian Championship in China, averaging 15.4 points and 11.4 rebounds.
Memphis announced the deal on Saturday.
The Associated Press