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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 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

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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

The NBA has upgraded Ian Mahinmi's Game 1 foul on LeBron James to a flagrant-one.

In the fourth quarter, James was going up for an easy layup when Mahinmi grabbed his arm and threw him to the ground. At the time, it was only called a common foul. If the flagrant had been whistled, the Heat would have gotten two free throws and the ball. Meanwhile, Shane Battier's knee to the groin of Roy Hibbert was not upgraded to a flagrant.
Fri, May 24, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Ian Mahinmi has reassumed backup center duties, replacing Jeff Pendergraph.

Pendergraph had temporarily taken over, but Mahinmi is back in the rotation because of his defense. This is extremely unlikely to impact your fantasy roster or playoff league regardless of how far Indiana advances.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 10:06:00 AM

Ian Mahinmi is now behind Jeff Pendergraph in the rotation.

"Ian has struggled a bit with his shooting and turnovers," Frank Vogel said. Meanwhile, Pendergraph's energy off the bench has been contagious, and it doesn't look like Mahinmi will get to back up Roy Hibbert at any point soon with the Pacers up 2-0 in their series.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Ian Mahinmi had two points and two rebounds in his return to action Friday night.

Mahinmi is purely a backup to starter Roy Hibbert and has no fantasy value barring injury.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 04:28:00 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
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3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
3Rasual Butler
SF1Paul George
2Solomon Hill
3Damjan Rudez
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen