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Ian Mahinmi | Center/Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: Rouen
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Ian Mahinmi's shoulder injury is not as bad as originally expected.
His initial prognosis was 2-3 months, which would have made him questionable for the season opener. Mahinmi said he doesn't need surgery on his dislocated shoulder and won't have any injections. He's been dealing with his shoulder issue since the regular season, so it could be a factor during the 2014-15 even if he heals in time to start the year. Sep 6 - 12:39 AM

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Team France's doctor diagnosed Ian Mahinmi with a dislocated shoulder, and said the injury could sideline him as long as 2-3 months.

Mahinmi suffered the injury during a practice, and an MRI revealed that the injury was serious enough to keep him out of the FIBA World Cup. He is currently headed back to Indiana for further evaluation, but if the initial diagnosis is correct, he will miss all of preseason. Mahinmi is a backup center and doesn't warrant consideration in standard leagues.
Aug 29 - 9:26 PM

Ian Mahinmi has left Team France due to a shoulder injury.

He appeared to suffer the injury in Thursday's practice session and the extent of the injury is not yet know. Mahinmi will back up Roy Hibbert again next season and could get more minutes with Luis Scola playing more power forward than center. He's still not worth drafting in most formats.
Aug 29 - 10:02 AM

Ian Mahinmi has been added to Team France's FIBA World Cup of Basketball roster.

With Alexis Ajinca and Kevin Seraphin both unavailable for the World Cup, Mahinmi will serve as Les Bleu's best option up front for August's World Cup in Spain. While Mahinmi will get plenty of run for France in the World Cup, the 27-year-old doesn't hold much fantasy value heading into the 2014-15 season as he won't see much more playing time than the 12.7 minutes he averaged in 2013-14.
Jul 24 - 11:37 AM

Ian Mahinmi will rest on Wednesday night vs. the Magic.

He is healthy and did not aggravate his hip injury from March. Mahinmi sitting out means Lavoy Allen will get in the rotation tonight, but he's not much of a fantasy option.
Apr 16 - 5:54 PM

Ian Mahinmi picked up some extra playing time on Sunday vs. the Thunder, logging 21 minutes for 11 points, five boards, one assist and one block.

Roy Hibbert couldn't make his way up and down the floor and coach Frank Vogel decided to go with Mahinmi to help the flow of the game. Mahinmi might get another game with decent minutes, but his low usage rate doesn't make him a fantasy target.
Apr 13 - 4:12 PM

Ian Mahinmi will start at center against the Bucks on Wednesday.

The entire starting five is sitting tonight and the Pacers will likely back up Mahinmi with Lavoy Allen. Mahinmi's offensive game isn't exactly his strong suit, so he's unlikely to be involved the offense. In fact, even with the starters in the bench, Mahinmi's usage rate is very small at just 12.2 in those 128 minutes. He's not a fantasy option unless you're in dire straits for boards and blocks.
Apr 9 - 5:11 PM

Ian Mahinmi returned to action with 10 points, five rebounds and one block on Monday.

This ties his season high in scoring and he belongs on the waiver wire while Roy Hibbert is healthy, especially since Andrew Bynum will occasionally displace him as the primary backup center.
Mar 18 - 2:51 AM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) will be available Friday but is not expected to be part of the rotation.

There's no reason for Mahinmi to risk an aggravation as the Pacers take on the D-League team known as the Sixers. Lavoy Allen will back up Roy Hibbert.
Mar 14 - 12:57 PM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) is listed as a game-time decision for Friday's game against Philadelphia.

With Andrew Bynum ruled out for Friday, Mahinmi has an opening to pick up some minutes against the Sixers if he is able to play, but Bynum will play Saturday against the Pistons so this could get interesting if Mahinmi is healthy for this weekend. Mahinmi could be in line for 15 minutes of action on Friday if he's able to suit up, but both he and Bynum will eat into each other's value while healthy so fantasy owners in standard leagues should be looking elsewhere.
Mar 13 - 1:44 PM

Ian Mahinmi (ribs) did not practice with the team on Wednesday.

He's day-to-day and the Pacers have brought along Andrew Bynum a little quicker than expected because of it. Mahinmi hasn't really played poorly and has been a solid backup to Roy Hibbert, but he might lose minutes should Andrew Bynum get better.
Mar 12 - 3:50 PM

Ian Mahinmi (bruised left hip) is listed as day-to-day by the team.

His minutes have dropped quite a bit lately and played just 11 on Sunday. Mahinmi may have suffered the injury in that game against the Mavs and the severity is not known. He is questionable for Tuesday vs. the Celtics.
Mar 10 - 2:44 PM

Ian Mahinmi (hip) is expected to play against the Warriors on Tuesday.

Mahinmi fell hard on his hip during Sunday's win over Utah, but was still able to stay in the game. With Roy Hibbert slumping towards the finish line, Mahinmi has stepped up his game as of late, but we'll still need to see more playing time out of the six-year veteran before recommending him in anything more than the deepest of leagues.
Mar 4 - 11:12 AM

Ian Mahinmi took a hard fall on his left hip on Sunday but he never left the game, taking advantage of Roy Hibbert's struggles to score nine points with seven rebounds and three blocks in 25 minutes.

He limped to the bench under his own power, but he landed very hard and it wouldn't be surprising to see him listed as questionable for Tuesday's game. The 25 minutes marked a season-high for Mahinmi, so even if he's fully healthy we're not expecting a repeat performance.
Mar 2 - 8:59 PM

Ian Mahinmi suffered a left ankle sprain on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

Roy Hibbert is playing very well and should be able to take on a few extra minutes. The Pacers also play Luis Scola at center, so they shouldn't miss Mahinmi too much.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 09:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Solomon Hill
2Damjan Rudez
3Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
4Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen