Hamed Haddadi, one of the Grizzlies' two 7'3" tall project centers, led Iran to a victory over China in the FIBA Asian Championship this week. Haddadi scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the resounding victory over the Chinese national team, who was obviously missing Yao Ming. For the second time in a row Haddadi won the tournament's MVP award with his stellar play.
Despite performing below expectations in D-League, Haddadi has looked great this summer and has impressed in limited time on the floor for the Memphis Grizzlies. Expect him to compete with Hasheem Thabeet for minutes in the Grizzlies' rotation, or to be traded if he isn't seeing enough action.