7'2" Iranian center who began his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008 and was traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2013.
He started playing professional basketball with Shahin Ahvaz in Iran in 1999.
He was named MVP of the Asian Championship with Iran's national team in 2007, 2009, and 2013.
He was raised with a brother named Ahmad.
He was involved in the 2013 multi-team NBA trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors.