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"UCONN Huskies center Amida Brimah blocks the shot attempt by Florida Gators guard Michael Frazier II. Florida Gators vs UCONN Huskies. January 3rd, 2015. Gator Country photo by David Bowie. "

Brimah, Pacers to play Sacramento Kings in friendly game

Ghana’s Amida Brimah is on Indiana Pacers roster for the team’s upcoming friendly games against Sacramento Kings in Mumbai, India.

The NBA teams face off twice including today’s fixture at 13:30 GMT in preseason ahead of the start of the 2019-2020 NBA season on October 23.

Brimah is part of the Pacers 20 man playing contingent in the NBA’s first ever game in the Asian country; this is the latest venture by the league into India.

Pacers are in the Eastern Conference and tipped to make a deeper run in the playoffs than last season’s first round exit. However, Sacramento has a tough Western Conference to contend with.

25 year old Amida joined Pacers from Brooklyn Nets after impressing at this year’s NBA Summer League including a 14 point performance.

The former University of Connecticut Captain could make the final cut for Indiana should he impress in preseason. He played with San Antonio Spurs during last year’s preseason tour.

Brimah played two season in the NBA Gatorade League and won the 2017 title with Austin Spurs.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 08: Amida Brimah #15 of the Brooklyn Nets blocks a shot by Troy Brown Jr. #6 of the Washington Wizards during the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 08, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Brimah (second from left in back row) with Pacers.

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