TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (Mehr News Agency) -- For the second time this season, the Memphis Grizzlies have assigned center Hamed Haddadi to the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards, the club's D-League affiliate.
The Grizzlies recalled Haddadi on December 24, and he made his NBA debut six days later, becoming the first Iranian native to play in the league, according to Bismarcktribune.
7-foot-2 Haddadi played in just four games with Memphis, averaging 1.3 points and rebounds. He likely would have been reassigned to the Wizards earlier, but an injury to Darko Milicic caused the Grizzlies to keep him around longer than expected.
Haddadi arrived in Bismarck Monday night and practiced with the Wizards on Tuesday. His teammates welcomed him back.
"I think it's great," Wizards coach Duane Ticknor said, adding, "It gives us more depth up front."
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