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Ian Mahinmi | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Rouen
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Ian Mahinmi had another productive game in the starting lineup on Thursday during a 97-92 win over the Magic, scoring eight points with nine rebounds, one steal and three blocks.
The blocks have been his best contribution and he's clearly gaining some ground as the starting big man. Mahinmi is not going to have plays drawn up for him and he'll have to do a little more outside of blocks and boards to be a reliable fantasy asset. He's more of a 14-team target. Oct 8 - 9:59 PM

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Ian Mahinmi blocked four shots on Saturday with one point, six rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes.

He did get the start, but he's not going to be involved in the up-tempo offense. Fantasy owners can leave him on the wire in standard leagues. For what it's worth, Lavoy Allen was ahead of Jordan Hill in the rotation today. That's worth about as much as lint in your pocket.
Oct 3 - 10:37 PM

Coach Frank Vogel said Ian Mahinmi has looked sharp in camp.

The Pacers are really talking up Ian Mahinmi. Apparently, the talk of his starting is no fluke and he could get minutes in the 24-26 range. Of course, he's a little injury prone and isn't much of an offensive presence, so he's nothing more than a late-round flier. Myles Turner is the better target.
Sep 30 - 4:59 PM

Ian Mahinmi added additional muscle during the offseason.

#MuscleWatch continues. Tentatively pegged to start at center for the Pacers, Mahinmi could do more to dent the potential value of Myles Turner and/or Jordan Hill than offer standalone value of his own.
Sep 28 - 1:11 PM

Pacers' head coach Frank Vogel indicated during a recent interview that he's considering starting Ian Mahinmi at center for the Pacers this upcoming season.

George Hill also showed support for Mahinmi to start saying, "I think [Mahinmi] deserves [to start] right now, he’s our lone big that’s been here the longest." If Mahinmi and Paul George make up the starting frontcourt for Indiana, Myles Turner and Jordan Hill's value will take a sizable hit, although Vogel said that he could change his mind depending on how things come together during training camp. Needless to say, this is a position battle we'll be watching very closely leading up to the regular-season.
Sep 24 - 3:50 PM

Ian Mahinmi (neck) played 12 minutes on Friday against the Cavs.

Mahinmi had one block to his credit and has no fantasy value.
Mar 21 - 12:52 AM

Ian Mahinmi (neck) will play against the Cavs on Friday.

He had an issue with his lower neck area on Wednesday and missed practice on Thursday. With Mahinmi back, Roy Hibbert may not play as much while Luis Scola is less likely to get backup center minutes.
Mar 20 - 6:11 PM

Ian Mahinmi (neck) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Cavs.

With averages of just 4.8 points and 6.3 rebounds on the season, Mahinmi can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 19 - 3:53 PM

Ian Mahinmi should be "good to go" for the weekend, according to coach Frank Vogel.

He was tested for a concussion and everything checked out fine. Mahinmi will continue to back up Roy Hibbert and is only worth owning in very deep leagues, especially considering he doesn't put up big games when Hibbert misses time.
Mar 19 - 12:18 AM

Ian Mahinmi suffered a forehead contusion on Wednesday and is doubtful to return.

He was grabbing his right shoulder on his way to the locker room, as well. Mahinmi had a right shoulder injury over the summer. If he's out, we should see more of Lavoy Allen and Luis Scola, but there's no need to make a speculative add at this time.
Mar 18 - 10:17 PM

Ian Mahinmi will move back to the bench for Saturday's game vs. the Celtics.

Roy Hibbert is returning from an elbow injury, and Mahinmi only plays 18.4 minutes per game when he comes off the bench. Mahinmi did reward his owners with a eight points, 10 boards, two assists and four blocks on Thursday, and he will be worth a look again if Hibbert has to miss any time down the stretch.
Mar 14 - 11:31 AM

Ian Mahinmi fouled out against the Bucks on Thursday, finishing with eight points, 10 boards, two assists, one steal and four blocks in 29 minutes.

He made all four shots from the field in place of Roy Hibbert, who could miss time going forward. Mahinmi scored six points with 10 boards on Tuesday and should be close to 30 minutes. He's worth a look in deep leagues for short-term value.
Mar 12 - 9:34 PM

Ian Mahinmi scored a season-high 14 points with 11 rebounds, one steal and one block in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Mahinmi did this with Roy Hibbert back in the lineup and one look at his game log will show that it's an aberration.
Mar 6 - 11:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi started for Roy Hibbert (rest) on Wednesday with six points, eight boards, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes against the Knicks.

This was right on par with his averages in previous starts. Roy Hibbert rested on Wednesday and he should be ready to go for Friday night. Mahinmi can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 4 - 9:49 PM

Ian Mahinmi will start at center vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, as Roy Hibbert is getting the night off to rest.

Mahinmi is a poor fantasy option even when thrust into a bigger role -- in four starts this season he's averaged 7.8 points, 6.8 boards, 0.3 assists, 0.3 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. Lavoy Allen and Luis Scola should also pick up more minutes off the bench in Hibbert's temporary absence.
Mar 4 - 5:24 PM

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PG1George Hill
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2Joseph Young
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chase Budinger
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PF1Paul George
2Lavoy Allen
3Jordan Hill
4Rakeem Christmas
5Kadeem Jack
C1Ian Mahinmi
2Myles Turner
3Shayne Whittington