The Grizzlies middle is going to be a very international place this year. All of the Grizzlies Centers are from overseas. Training camp began Monday with one of the newcomers showing off his wares. 7-2 inch Hamed Haddadi could be a valuable shot blocker for the Grizzlies. He led the Olympics in blocks playing for Iran, and did more of the same during practice.
Darko Milicic from Serbia is the incumbent at Center. Darko tells me he lost about 15 pounds this summer so he wouldn't feel so muscle bound. And then there's Marc Gasol, another 7 footer, and MVP of the Spanish league. While his brother Pau was a skilled offensive player, Marc is going to make his living scrapping under the basket.