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Ian Mahinmi | Center/Forward | #28

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 262
College: Rouen
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (28) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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Ian Mahinmi was held out of the second half of Friday night's loss due to back tightness.
Mahinmi played just seven minutes on Friday. "It actually happened before the game. I gave it a go, it stiffened up a little bit," said Mahinmi. "I tried to go again, get some treatment during halftime. It's back spasms. I'm not that concerned. It's not the first time." Jason Smith will see additional minutes if Mahinmi misses any time. Mahinmi can be left on waiver wires in all leagues. Feb 25 - 12:59 PM

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Ian Mahinmi played seven minutes with three rebounds and one block against the 76ers on Friday.

Just because he has a 15-17 minute cap, doesn't mean he'll get to that number. Mahinmi won't be worth owning in almost any league while the durable Marcin Gortat is healthy.
Feb 24 - 10:12 PM

Ian Mahinmi will be capped at 15-17 minutes for the next two weeks.

He's probably not going to play more than that even when he is 100 percent. Marcin Gortat has sneakily been one of the best centers in the Eastern Conference, so don't expect him to lose playing time.
Feb 24 - 5:45 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks said that Ian Mahinmi's playing time will increase "a little, not a lot."

Washington's offseason acquisition has averaged 13.3 minutes per game since his return on Feb. 8. Brooks has vowed to keep Jason Smith in the rotation, and as long as Smith and Marcin Gortat are healthy it's unlikely that Mahinmi will emerge as a standard-league asset.
Feb 22 - 8:08 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) will be limited to 12-14 minutes during Thursday's game against the Pacers.

Mahinmi could see his minutes limit lifted after the break, but he won't be making any noise in fantasy hoops as long as Marcin Gortat is healthy.
Feb 15 - 1:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) could see his playing time in the 15-minute range for Monday's game against the Thunder.

Mahinmi's minutes limit is slowly being increased, but he's still nowhere near worth being owned in any scenario.
Feb 13 - 6:27 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) will once again be on a 10-12 minute limit against the Pacers on Friday.

Mahinmi finished with two points and five rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench on Wednesday in his return to action. Expect the same allotment of minutes on Friday, with him seeing 5-6 minutes each half.
Feb 10 - 6:29 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knees) made his long-awaited return on Wednesday, scoring two points with five rebounds and one steal in 12 minutes off the bench.

The Wizards' offseason acquisition played 14 minutes all season prior to his return tonight, and Washington had him on a 10-12 minute limit. That will slowly rise in the coming weeks, but he's unlikely to exceed the low 20s while Marcin Gorat is healthy. It's great to see Mahinmi back on the court, but his real-world impact far exceeds his fantasy impact.
Feb 8 - 11:14 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) will be active and has a 10-12 minute limit against the Nets on Wednesday.

He is expected to play a few minutes tonight. Mahinmi hasn't been on the active list since Nov. 26 and will likely have his minutes managed for a long time. Marcin Gortat shouldn't be affected here while maybe Jason Smith loses a little run.
Feb 8 - 6:04 PM

Ian Mahinmi is expected to play "a few minutes" Wednesday night vs. Brooklyn.

Mahinmi, who had platelet-rich therapy on both knees back on Dec. 20, has appeared in only one game this entire season. When he does return to the lineup, Mahinmi will eat into Jason Smith's minutes backing up Marcin Gortat. However, Gortat will continue to play over 30 minutes a night even after Mahinmi is fully healthy, which means Mahinmi will have little fantasy value unless Gortat were to get injured.
Feb 7 - 5:10 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) will not play on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

He made it through a full-contact practice on Friday and went through Monday's morning shootaround, but the Wizards want him to go through one more full practice before giving him clearance. If he's able to play on Wednesday vs. the Nets, he will take over as the backup center at the expense of Jason Smith, but there's no fantasy value here.
Feb 6 - 12:02 PM

Ian Mahinmi made it through a full-contact practice on Friday and said his knee "feels really good."

Mahinmi has missed 48 of the Wizards first 49 games this season but is finally close to returning to action. "We’re getting really close," Mahinmi said. "Might need more than one five-on-five (practice) to play but this is definitely the closest I’ve been in a minute." The Wiz need to find out if Mahinmi has a chance to contribute and stay healthy over the second half of the season. If they are unsure, they may be forced to trade for a backup big prior to the Feb. 23 deadline.
Feb 4 - 9:46 AM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) returned to practice on Friday and "looked good," according to coach Scott Brooks.

Mahinmi has appeared in just one game this season. This has resulted in the Wiz playing Marcin Gortat and Jason Smith more than they would like. It will be interesting to track Mahinmi's progress over the next couple of weeks. If the Wizards feel that Mahinmi won't be able to be counted on over the second half of the season, they will likely have to trade for a reliable backup big. Mahinmi can be left on the waiver wire.
Feb 3 - 1:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's morning shootaround.

Mahinmi had platelet-rich therapy on both knees back on Dec. 20, but the Wizards believe that he should return before the All-Star break. He has to make it through a full practice before the Wizards will clear him for game action, so he won't play on Thursday vs. the Lakes. Jason Smith will lose minutes upon Mahinmi's return.
Feb 2 - 12:57 PM

According to published reports, the Wizards believe that Ian Mahinmi (knees) has a chance to play before the All-Star break.

The Wiz need to bolster their depth upfront, as they've been forced to play Jason Smith as a backup center far more frequently then they would have preferred. Mahinmi had platelet-rich therapy on both knees Dec. 20 and his recovery was projected to take six weeks, which would mean he should be ready to return next week, assuming everything went smoothly in rehab. If Mahinmi is unable to return to the floor, the Wizards may explore the trade market for an inexpensive back-up big.
Jan 31 - 9:49 AM

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