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Ian Mahinmi | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Rouen
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Ian Mahinmi played well with eight points, 10 boards, two assists and two blocks in 27 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Sunday.
The Lakers intentionally put him on the charity stripe in the fourth quarter and he responded by sinking four straight free throws. He was shooting just 35.3 percent from the stripe coming into Sunday's game, so it was nice to see him step up when it mattered the most. Mahinmi has been a pleasant surprise this season and his game has come a long away, but he's a low-end asset at best. Nov 30 - 12:40 AM

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Ian Mahinmi scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 22 minutes on Saturday.

His scoring numbers are way down and he's missed his last seven attempts from the line. Mahinmi is losing a lot of momentum after a nice run earlier this season, so he's a drop candidate.
Nov 21 - 9:40 PM

Ian Mahinmi scored 12 points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 31 minutes on Friday night.

He missed all four shots from the line, though. Mahinmi did see a slight uptick in playing time and it may have a little to do with Myles Turner (hand) being out. He isn't going to be a savior in fantasy and he's more of a late-round player in standard leagues. If he's on your wire, it's probably for good reason.
Nov 13 - 10:33 PM

Ian Mahinmi scored 11 points with one steal and three blocks on Wednesday, but he shot just 3-of-8 from the FT line while being intentionally hacked by Boston.

The Hack-A-Hinmi isn't likely to be deployed often this season, but give Brad Stevens points for effort. Mahinmi is unexpectedly clinging to late-round value thanks to rebounding, defensive stats and 57.4 percent shooting, but it comes at a cost -- he's 28.6 percent at the FT line this year.
Nov 11 - 10:59 PM

Ian Mahinmi returned to form on Monday with eight points, nine boards, a steal and two blocks in a win over the Magic.

This is what he does and while it's not flashy, it is effective on most nights. He was quiet in his return from an injury on Sunday, but looks to be back in form now.
Nov 9 - 9:59 PM

Ian Mahinmi didn't do much during his 20 minutes of action on Sunday, scoring just six points on 3-of-4 shooting (0-of-2 from the line) to go with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.

While Mahinmi is the guy that starts for the Pacers, he’s basically locked into a timeshare with Jordan Hill (32 minutes) and Lavoy Allen (25 minutes), which really limits his upside. He’s worth owning in deep leagues as a shot blocking specialist, but aside from that, he’s not bringing much to the table.
Nov 8 - 6:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) returned to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 25 minutes.

The Pacers will roll out a starting lineup of George Hill, Monta Ellis, Paul George, Lavoy Allen and Mahinmi. Ian isn't necessarily a must-start guy, but if your team is in need of some boards and blocks, feel free to roll him out there. Jordan Hill's value will take a sizable hit with the return to the second-unit.
Nov 6 - 6:46 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) and C.J. Miles (ankle) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday.

With Mahinmi out last night after his in-game injury, the Pacers started Jordan Hill in the second half, who should be a good bet to start tonight with Miles also out. The Pacers do not want to put big minutes on Myles Turner yet and he is coming off a back-to-back, so fantasy owners should be expecting him to get minutes in the mid-20s. Lavoy Allen should also be in the mix for minutes in the 20s. Turner has the biggest upside for his blocking potential and how he can space the floor.
Nov 4 - 4:39 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

If Mahinmi is unable to go on Wednesday, it'll likely be Jordan Hill or Myles Turner entering the starting five. Turner has played very well in limited minutes this season, and if he's able to enter the starting lineup, he'd make for an excellent play in daily leagues.
Nov 4 - 2:05 PM

Ian Mahinmi (back) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Pistons.

He lasted just five minutes before heading to the locker room, yet there was no report of an injury prior to the game. He is simply dealing with some lower back soreness, so hopefully he will be able to play on Wednesday vs. the Celtics. Myles Turner replaced Mahinmi Tuesday and should be the primary beneficiary if he misses time, while Jordan Hill would also see more minutes.
Nov 3 - 8:16 PM

Ian Mahinmi left Tuesday's game against Detroit with a sore lower back and is questionable to return.

He was moving pretty gingerly and didn't look quite right, but hopefully he responds well to some treatment. Expect an update very soon, while Myles Turner will continue to hold down the paint in his absence.
Nov 3 - 7:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi scored 11 points with nine rebounds and one block in 30 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

The Pacers don't really draw anything up for him, defenses tend to leave him open for several shots, and he gets some easy buckets on cuts for his points on a low usage rate. Mahinmi is going to have a lot of these near double-double lines with blocks, so he's worth a look for anyone needing a big man.
Oct 29 - 10:25 PM

Ian Mahinmi put up a nice line against the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes.

This is pretty much peak-Ian, but at least he's batting 1.000 so far. He did foul out, but he was by far the best big man on the roster tonight. If you dislike the last big on your roster and you're OK with a guy having lower upside, give Mahinmi a look in standard leagues.
Oct 28 - 11:24 PM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) started on Thursday, scoring four points with five boards and two blocks in 20 minutes.

Mahinmi has locked down his role as a starter, but Myles Turner is certainly going to be in the mix behind him and basically make this a timeshare split. He certainly won't be lighting up the scoring column and isn't a great shooter from the line or from the field, but the boards and blocks are there. He's more of a 16-team target.
Oct 22 - 10:20 PM

Ian Mahinmi (left hip pointer) is questionable for Thursday's game against Charlotte.

The Pacers are likely to take a cautious approach with Mahinmi in order to get him ready for the opener, so Myles Turner could see some extra minutes Thursday night. We'll keep an eye on Mahinmi's status, but fantasy owners should expect to have him ready for the regular season opener.
Oct 22 - 1:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1George Hill
2Joseph Young
SG1Monta Ellis
2Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
3Solomon Hill
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Paul George
2Jordan Hill
3Lavoy Allen
4Rakeem Christmas
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner
3Shayne Whittington