Haddadi playing for the Suns.
|Petrochimi Bandar Imam|
|Date of birth||May 19, 1985|
|Place of birth||Ahvaz, Iran|
|Height: 7 ft 2 in||Weight: 254 lbs|
|Debut: 1999 for Shahin Ahvaz|
|NBA Draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Hamed Haddadi (born May 19, 1985) is an Iranian Professional basketball player who plays at Center. He is 2.18 m (7'2") in height. Haddadi is the first Iranian to play in the NBA and is the second to play professional basketball in the United States after Behdad Sami.
Career in Iran
Haddadi received offers from NBA teams prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics and stated he would sign with a team after the games.  Complications existed because of legal restrictions regarding business dealings between U.S. companies and Iranian citizens. On August 28, 2008, Haddadi signed with the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies as a free-agent. Haddadi scored four points in 17 minutes of action in his first NBA preseason game, an October 7, 2008 loss at the Houston Rockets. 
Haddadi averaged 1.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.7 minutes in six preseason games with the Grizzlies, and made his regular season debut on December 30, when he played 4 minutes in a loss against the Phoenix Suns, hitting both of his free throws and grabbing one rebound.  He was assigned to the Dakota Wizards of the NBA Development League (D-League) between November and December 2008. 
He was one of the top players on the Iranian national basketball team at the FIBA Asia Championship 2007 in Japan.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, he led the tournament with the highest average blocked shots per game and rebounds per game, the latter by a wide margin.
- Template:Country Flag IRI Shahin Ahvaz (1999 - 2002)
- Template:Country Flag IRI Paykan Tehran (2002 - 2003)
- Template:Country Flag UAE Al-Wasl (2003)
- Template:Country Flag IRI Paykan Tehran (2003 - 2004)
- Template:Country Flag IRI Sanam Tehran (2004)
- Template:Country Flag IRI Paykan Tehran (2004 - 2007)
- Template:Country Flag IRI Saba Battery Tehran (2007 - 2008)
- Template:Country Flag USA Dakota Wizards (2008)
- Template:Country Flag USA Memphis Grizzlies (2008 - present)
Awards and achievements
- Asian U18 Championship 2002 - Silver medal
- Asian U20 Championship 2004 - Gold medal
- Asian Championship 2005 - 6th place
- Asian Championship 2007 - Gold medal
- Asian Games 2006 - Bronze medal
- Iranian Super League 2004 - 4th place
- Iranian Super League 2005 - 3rd place
- Iranian Super League 2006 - 3rd place
- Iranian Super League 2007 - 6th place
- Iranian Super League 2008 - Runner-up
- WABA Club Championships 2004 - Bronze medal
- WABA Club Championships 2008 - Silver medal
- Asian Club Championships 2008 - Gold medal
- "IRI - Remedial Tonic takes Iran's basketball to Beijing". FIBA. May 13, 2008. http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/fibaEven/olymMen/p/newsid/24692/arti.html. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
- "Iran's Haddadi to play in NBA". Press TV. October 25, 2007. http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=26973§ionid=3510211. Retrieved 2007-10-26.
- Adrian Wojnarowski, NBA teams seek clearance to sign Iranian, August 16, 2008
- Hamed Haddadi hits out at NBA legal counsel, August 19, 2008
- Grizzlies rookie Haddadi makes NBA debut
- Suns 101, Grizzlies 89 - Box score
- Grizzlies assign Hamed Haddadi to NBA Development League’s Dakota Wizards