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Ian Mahinmi | Center/Forward | #28

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Rouen
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / SA
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Ian Mahinmi took an elbow to the face during Monday's game vs. the Lakers, but he is available to return.
It happened on the first play of the game and there was a lot of blood, but he received eight stitches and was diagnosed with a forehead laceration. He should be good to go moving forward, but we will have another update after the game. Feb 8 - 7:17 PM

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Ian Mahinmi played 20 minutes in his return on Saturday against the Pistons, scoring four points with three rebounds and one turnover.

He didn't quite look like he was all the way back from his lower back soreness. Regardless, the emergence of Myles Turner definitely hurts Mahinmi's upside even though Turner isn't really taking minutes away from him yet.
Feb 6 - 10:17 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) will start on Saturday against the Pistons without a minutes restriction.

That will bump Jordan Hill back to the bench and make him someone most owners should cut. The Pacers have only used Paul George at the four next to Myles Turner for just four minutes since Turner has been starting, so that might change tonight. Mahinmi is only a low-end asset.
Feb 6 - 5:22 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Pistons.

Pacers coach Frank Vogel said on Friday that Mahinmi was probable, so he has a very good chance of returning from a four-game absence tonight. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise all season with averages of 8.5 points, 7.1 boards and 1.0 blocks, so he's worth a look if you need a low-end big. Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen will lose minutes upon Mahinmi's return.
Feb 6 - 12:34 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Mahinmi didn't even travel with the team to Atlanta, but Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star is reporting that Ian could potentially make his return Saturday vs. Detroit. With Mahinmi out on Friday, Myles Turner, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen will continue to see an uptick in minutes, with Turner offering the most upside.

Ian Mahinmi (back) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Brooklyn, but he's hopeful he can return to the court for Friday's game in Atlanta.

It'll be Myles Turner, Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen picking up the slack in Mahinmi's absence on Wednesday, with Turner offering the most upside. Turner is averaging 14.0 points, 8.3 boards and an elite 3.0 swats per game as a starter for the Pacers, and he absolutely needs to be owned in all leagues at this point.

Ian Mahinmi (back) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Nets.

Mahinmi has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he's currently being listed as day-to-day, so there's a chance he's able to get back on the court for Wednesday's game. However, if he's unable to play tomorrow, Jordan Hill would have another opportunity to start with Myles Turner getting all the run he can handle. Check back for another update on Mahinmi following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Feb 2 - 2:35 PM

The Pacers are uncertain when Ian Mahinmi (back) can return.

He is out on Monday and he could miss additional games. That means we'll see more of the Jordan Hill and Myles Turner frontcourt. Turner should be owned everywhere while Hill may have some nice short-term value. Don't expect him to be a great as he was on Saturday, though.
Feb 1 - 6:12 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavs.

That means Jordan Hill, who exploded for 20 points, seven boards, three assists, a steal and six blocks in 38.5 minutes on Saturday, should again draw the start at the five with rookie Myles Turner lining up at power forward. It's a tough matchup for both players against a Cleveland time beginning to find its groove, and despite another game on the sidelines, there's nothing (yet) to indicate Mahinmi will miss extended time.
Feb 1 - 10:34 AM

Ian Mahinmi (back) will not play on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

The big man is dealing with a sore lower back, so the issue likely isn't serious and should be considered day-to-day. Mahinmi actually looked really good next to Myles Turner, so his owners should stick with him if he doesn't miss any more action. Jordan Hill will start next to Turner on Saturday.
Jan 30 - 6:27 PM

Ian Mahinmi scored eight points in 30 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

He's not a highly-used player on offense, so the move of Myles Turner doesn't really hurt him much. Mahinmi has put up 10th-round value this month, so he might trend down a tad due to a lower rebounding rate and possibly less blocks. He's just an OK player to own.
Jan 28 - 9:35 PM

Ian Mahinmi returned from an ankle injury on Tuesday and had 12 points, 10 boards and two steals in 28 minutes.

He hit just 4-of-10 free throws, which is a bit of a problem, but looked good otherwise. He might have been dropped in your league and is worth grabbing if you need help at center.
Jan 26 - 10:25 PM

Ian Mahinmi (ankle) will start Tuesday vs. the Clippers.

The Pacers will go start a big lineup of Lavoy Allen and Mahinmi tonight, so Glenn Robinson III looks to be headed to the bench with Mahinmi active. Ian will only be playing in six-minute intervals tonight in his first game back following a two-game absence, so he's not exactly a must-start player. Myles Turner, Jordan Hill and Allen's fantasy value takes a hit with the return of Mahinmi.

Ian Mahinmi (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

Mahinmi was able to participate in shootaround, so that's a good sign for his availability on Tuesday. We'll keep an eye on his status leaded to tip off, but Myles Turner, Jordan Hill, and Lavoy Allen will all stand to benefit if Mahinmi sits.
Jan 26 - 12:04 PM

Ian Mahinimi (ankle) is hoping to play against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Pacers head coach Frank Vogel gave Mahinmi a 50-50 shot at playing on Tuesday, so it looks like we may be headed for a game-time decision. "It’s getting a little better and the swelling is under control," Mahinmi said on Monday. "Obviously, we’re working on my strength right now. I did a little bit in practice, but I’m not 100 percent yet. I’ll see how it feels tomorrow." Myles Turner would be the biggest fantasy beneficiary if Mahinmi sits on Tuesday, while Jordan Hill and Lavoy Allen would also see an uptick in minutes.
Jan 26 - 11:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1Paul George
2C.J. Miles
3Chase Budinger
4Solomon Hill
5Glenn Robinson III
PF1Myles Turner
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
C1Ian Mahinmi