New York is showing interest in former Phoenix Suns’ center Hamed Haddadi, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Haddadi, 28, became the first Iranian player in the NBA when he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. He has played in 151 NBA games, averaging 2.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in seven minutes per game.
In January he was traded from Memphis to Toronto as part of the Rudy Gay deal, but never played for the Raptors. He was traded again to Phoenix in February, where he recorded career highs in points (14), rebounds (11) and blocks (4) in 17 games.
The Suns waived Haddadi in June.
Harris DeckerThe truth here is that Haddadi isn’t the type of player that should excite anyone. He’s been cut or traded by as many teams as he’s played for and despite his 7’2″ size, he plays small in the paint. Aside from his lack of production, his minutes would be so limited that it’s hard to see him producing at all. He could serve the role of last man off the bench but I just don’t see him making an impact on this team.