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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 (sprained right ankle) will return to action vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Mahinmi suffered what looked like a bad sprain on Feb. 4 but it only cost him three games, and his return just before the break confirms that it's not serious. He'll get a few more minutes with Lavoy Allen (knee) unavailable, but remains a dubious fantasy option backing up Roy Hibbert. Feb 11 - 7:05 PM

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Ian Mahinmi (ankle) and Lavoy Allen (knee) are both considered game-time decisions for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Mahinmi was averaging just 18.7 minutes per game this season in a backup role to Roy Hibbert, so his value is limited to deeper leagues for owners in need of boards and blocks. If Mahinmi or Allen sit out on Wednesday, expect Luis Scola to see a bump in playing time off the bench.
Feb 11 - 1:30 PM

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

With both Mahinmi and Lavoy Allen (knee) in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's game, Luis Scola will pick up a majority of their reserve minutes. However, Scola isn't much more than a punt play in daily leagues, and he has no business being on a roster in standard leagues.
Feb 10 - 3:59 PM

Ian Mahinmi (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Monday.

He suffered an ugly ankle sprain on Wednesday and will missed his third game. Mahinmi is having some really bad luck staying healthy and is not worth owning in fantasy leagues. Luis Scola looked great on Sunday and is worth a look, especially with Lavoy Allen out.
Feb 9 - 5:48 PM

Ian Mahinmi (ankle) is questionable to play on Monday against the Spurs.

Mahinmi was thought to be out indefinitely after spraining his ankle last week, but he's rebounded well and has a chance to play on Monday, less than a week after the injury.
Feb 9 - 11:06 AM

Ian Mahinmi (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

X-rays were negative on his ankle, but it still looked pretty bad and we would be surprised if he returned to action before the All-Star break. Roy Hibbert will have to play a few more minutes in Mahinmi's absence, while Shayne Whittington will continue to see a few minutes off the bench.
Feb 7 - 2:00 PM

Ian Mahinmi (sprained right ankle) and Lavoy Allen (sore right knee) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Friday.

X-rays came back negative on Mahinmi's ankle after he left Wednesday's game, but the sprain still looked pretty severe and it's possible he spends a decent amount of time on the sidelines. With Allen also out of commission, Luis Scola will continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench in the short-term, but he's still not worth owning outside of the deepest of leagues.
Feb 5 - 2:50 PM

Ian Mahinmi left Wednesday's game in a wheelchair after spraining his right ankle.

X-rays came back negative but the sprain looked pretty bad and Mahinmi's absence could be measured in weeks. His departure leaves Roy Hibbert with copious playing time, and both David West and Luis Scola will have to play more until Mahinmi and Lavoy Allen (knee) get back on the court.
Feb 4 - 7:42 PM

Ian Mahinmi just missed a double-double in 27 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds, one steal and one block.

Mahinmi stole minutes from Roy Hibbert and moved Lavoy Allen (DNP-CD) to the bench. He hasn't done much whenever he has stepped into a full-time role, so needless to say he doesn't have any value if Hibbert is upright.
Jan 16 - 10:34 PM

Ian Mahinmi will serve as Indiana's primary backup center for Friday's game vs. Detroit.

He will be taking minutes away from Lavoy Allen, but neither guy was putting up useful stats anyway. As long as Roy Hibbert is healthy, Mahinmi and Allen can safely remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Jan 16 - 5:33 PM

Ian Mahinmi returned to action on Saturday with one point in four minutes.

He was out for just over a month and will eventually be the backup to Roy Hibbert. Even in the event of a Hibbert injury, Mahinmi still won't be worth owning in standard leagues.
Jan 10 - 11:18 PM

Updating a previous report, Ian Mahinmi (foot) will be available to play for Friday's game against the Celtics.

Mahimni is likely just an emergncy guy for tonight with Roy Hibbert (ankle) active. He's averaging just 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds on the season, so he can't be considered a viable option in most leagues.
Jan 9 - 5:05 PM

Ian Mahinmi (foot) will not play Friday vs. the Celtics.

With Roy Hibbert (ankle) being listed as questionable for this one, Lavoy Allen and Luis Scola could be in line for some extended minutes. Hibbert only lasted five minutes during his last outing, which resulted in Allen logging 33 minutes on his way to 12 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, so he'll likely be the primary beneficiary if Hibbert is unable to go. Stay tuned.
Jan 9 - 11:28 AM

Ian Mahinmi (torn plantar fascia) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Friday.

He was expected to miss 6-8 weeks back on Dec. 7, so he's ahead of his prognosis. The only noteworthy items on Mahinmi are that he was getting some shots up before the game on Jan. 2, so he's a little closer to doubtful. Lavoy Allen is still the favorite to back up Roy Hibbert (ankle) for Friday. Most owners in fantasy leagues can ignore both.
Jan 8 - 9:21 PM

Ian Mahinmi suffered a torn plantar fascia and will miss the next 6-8 weeks.

He suffered the injury on Friday and the Pacers are going to be very thin up front. Perhaps they go with a smaller lineup, but Shane Whittington may also get in the rotation with Lavoy Allen helping out. Mahinmi can be cut everywhere. Roy Hibbert had better stay healthy.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 02:35:00 PM

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All Positions
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington