It may have been in a losing effort, but Iranian power forward Arsalan Kazemi, who was claimed off waivers on Oct.12 from the Atlanta Hawks, got in his first action during the Rockets' 105-100 loss to the Miami Heat Saturday night.
The Rockets without Dwight Howard, Clint Capela and of course Donatas Motiejunas is still working his way back into the lineup, ending up using Kazemi the whole fourth quarter.
Kazemi ended his night scoring two points and collecting six rebounds in his time.
Head coach Kevin McHale post game even happened to take a little notice in Kazemi.
"I thought he moved the ball pretty well, he went and got some rebounds, got some live balls, I thought he was active," McHale said.
Kazemi, who just got here, still has an outside at the valuable and coveted 15th roster spot.
For those unfamiliar with Kazemi, he played college basketball for Rice and Oregon, and averaged a double-double during his four years in college.
Not much is known about Kazemi after leaving college, but he has spent the last few years playing playing on the 76ers Summer League team.
Per Wikipedia, Kazemi played with the Chongqing Soaring Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association. He appeared in 27 games for Chongqing and averaged 15.0 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.
Kazemi made the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team in 2013 and was a two-time second-team All-Conference-USA member in 2011 and 2012.
If you did not catch Kazemi during the game of Saturday, below is a highlight video of Kazemi.