Former Oklahoma City Thunder Center Hasheem Thabeet has replaced Amida Brimah in the starting lineup of Fort Wayne Mad Ants can confirm.

This comes after Brimah suffered a season ending torn ACL injury recently at practice as he prepared for his third season in the NBA Gatorade League (G League).

Brimah had just missed out on a place in Indiana Pacers roster for the 2019-2020 NBA season and was set to start for Pacers affiliate side in the Gatorade League-Fort Wayne.

The loss of the 2017 G League Champion with Austin Spurs to a long term injury forced Fort Wayne Mad Ants to sign Thabeet who was the second overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Thabeet was infamously selected ahead of Houston Rockets Guard James Harden but his career in the NBA flamed out quickly and is working to get back into the league.

The towering 7 foot 3 Tanzanian joins Mad Ants in training camp ahead of the new season. Brimah is the second Ghanaian on Fort Wayne’s roster after Small Forward Ben Bentil played for the team in 2017.

Feb. 10, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Oklahoma City Thunder center Hasheem Thabeet against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
MUMBAI, INDIA – OCTOBER 5: Amida Brimah #37 of the Indiana Pacers dunks the ball against the Sacramento Kings on October 5, 2019 at NSCI Dome in Mumbai, India. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images/AFP

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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