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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
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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

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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

Depending on upcoming test results, Ian Mahinmi could potentially return after the All-Star break.

Mahinmi has played on just one game this season. He had surgery to repair torn cartilage on his left knee and then developed tendinitis in the right one. He recently underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy on both knees. "We're not going to rush it. We're going to take time. He's coming along. We'll see how he feels in the next four our five days and then make a decision then," said coach Scott Brooks. If Mahinmi is unable to return this season, the Wizards will likely attempt to trade for a backup big man before the deadline in February. Mahinmi should be left on waiver wires for now.
Jan 28 - 11:13 AM

Scott Brooks said that Ian Mahinmi (knees) will be re-evaluated at the end of January.

"He's doing some court work, not a lot," said Brooks of Mahinmi. "Very light shooting. He's doing all the rehabbing and strengthening that he needs to do. We definitely want to have him back as soon as we can, but we want him to be back whenever he's ready and able to play consistently. We'll see how he feels at the end of the month." Brooks also mentioned that there's "no rush" to get Mahinmi back to the court, so it's looking like he might not be back until February. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 9 - 2:20 PM

Ian Mahinmi (knees) will be evaluated late in January before a return date can be established.

The Wizards signed Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 million contract this past offseason, but have seen very, very little return on their major investment thus far. Mahinmi has played a grand total of just 14 minutes this entire season, and it sounds like he won't even start practicing until February at the earliest. He can be left on waiver wires.
Jan 7 - 11:18 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
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3Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Bojan Bogdanovic
4Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu