March 13, 2018, 10:02 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi posted a solid line in 23 minutes off the bench on Tuesday night, picking up 10 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block while shooting 5-of-7 from the field.
Mahinmi was a bear on the offensive end, picking up five of his boards on the offensive glass. Marcin Gortat dealt with a little foul trouble tonight, finishing with 24 minutes, six points and two rebounds. Mahinmi was able to flip the script late last season and wound up a significantly more impactful fantasy option than Gortat down the stretch, and while it’s been more of a slow burn this time it’s hard to debate that Mahinmi has steadily improved throughout the year. He’s not worth a pickup just yet — deep leaguers who need boards and defensive stats can ignore that — but he’s certainly doing all he can to render Gortat droppable in standard leagues.