#4 Amida Brimah (6-10 230, 24-years-old)
Another front court guy. The Suns could use some rim protection (the Suns could always use some rim protection) and he brings just that.
He was a defensive anchor and key piece to UConn’s 2013-14 NCAA Championship team. Besides the swatting, he converted one of the most pivotal game saving plays in the entire tournament with a 3-point play to send the 1st round tourney game into overtime.
He also showed some serious offensive effectiveness, making all 13 shots for 40 points in one regular season game in December 2014.
Brimah is an active finisher and a gifted athlete with long arms.
He played the 2017-18 season in the G-League where he made 61% of his field goals and posted 6.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 22.6 minutes per game.
Amida played for the San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team in July where he showed his efficiency in the post making 74% of his shots, averaging 4.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 14.8 minutes per game. That’s almost 13 boards and 5 blocks per 36 minutes.
The Phoenix Suns have historically been a small team, but now in year 51 with Deandre Ayton roaming the paint, why not spend the next 50 years developing the image of a team who now historically has athletic bigs?
He’s only 24-years-old and could become a legit backup center and rim protector. Why not take that chance?