San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, left, and Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker (4) battle for the ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)
Ghana’s Amida Brimah plays for Austin Spurs in the NBA Gatorade League and has featured in the team’s rise to the Western Conference summit.

On an individual level, the 6 foot 11 inch Center leads the league in blocks with 2.8 swats per game this season and there is more from the team.

Teammate and starting Center Matt Costello ranks third on the list with 2.2 blocks per game giving Austin a mean rejection line.

However, the team’s swat rate isn’t limited to the G League as Austin’s NBA affiliate San Antonio Spurs are ranked high in the department.

Spurs rank third in blocks behind leaders Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors who top San Antonio’s 301 blocks.

Featuring in the top three has fuelled Spurs to rank highest in defensive rating in the NBA thus far in the 2017-2018 campaign.

Should Amida get a call up to San Antonio, the transition is likely to be smooth with the team excelling in the area Brimah’s presence is felt most.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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