Arsalan Kazemi Rumors

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Arsalan Kazemi
Position: None
Born: 04/22/90
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:224 lbs. / 102 kg.
On September 11th, the Iranian Students News Agency claims to have conducted an interview with the 23 year-old, where Kazemi is quoted as saying he will play for Petrochimi Bandar Imam in the Iranian Super Basketball League. Petrochimi won the 2012-13 Iranian championship, and in the past has been able to convince many Americans (most notably Smush Parker and Julius Hodge) to play there, leading one to believe they’re a rather wealthy organization.
As a follow up to an initial report by, a source familiar with the situation has informed that former Oregon Duck, Arsalan Kazemi will be sent overseas for the 2013-2014 season. Playing overseas provides advantages for both Kazemi and the Sixers, most importantly he will not count against their salary cap or luxury tax and the Sixers will still hold his rights and be able to make a decision based on his progress.
The 76ers are considering sending second-round pick Arsalan Kazemi overseas for the upcoming season. Under NBA rules, they would retain the rights to the power forward out of Oregon. He, however, would not count against the Sixers’ salary cap or luxury tax for the 2013-14 season. “He would get a chance to work on his game somewhere else for a year,” Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie said of the option. “Then [we] would have the opportunity to reassess where he is later. “I think that’s an attractive opportunity for someone like him.”
After taking Georgetown star Otto Porter with the third overall pick on Thursday, the Wizards decided to package their two second picks to acquire Glen Rice Jr. from the Philadelphia 76ers, according to multiple league sources with knowledge of the situation. The 76ers originally chose Rice, the son of the three-time NBA all-star, with the 35th pick. In return, the Wizards sent South Dakota State point guard Nate Wolters (the 38th pick) and Oregon power forward Arsalan Kazemi (54th) to Philadelphia.
The workouts are over. It’s time for Memphis to figure out its immediate future before Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Grizzlies held their sixth and seventh — and final — pre-draft workouts Monday morning. Nine players worked out in front of director of player personnel and basketball development Stu Lash, GM Chris Wallace and CEO Jason Levien. The group included Jordan Aboudou (France), Vander Blue (Marquette), Jackie Carmichael (Illinois State), Joffrey Lauvergne (France), Janis Timma (Latvia), Adonis Thomas (Memphis), Mitchell Anderson, Jr. (Arkansas Pine Bluff), Jack Cooley (Notre Dame) and Arsalan Kazemi (Iran).
The Minnesota Timberwolves have evaluated another group of draft prospects, highlighted by Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum. McCollum was watched by team officials at the Target Center practice court on Tuesday. McCollum worked out by himself. Before that, Illinois guard Brandon Paul, Georgia Tech forward Glen Rice Jr., Brazil forward Augusto Lima, Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi and England forward Ashley Hamilton were in a practice group together. Rice is projected by most analysts to be a second-round selection.