July 2, 2016, 5:19 pm
Ian Mahinmi agreed to four-year, $64 million deal with the Wizards.
This is a big deal for a backup center but the Wizards will have quite a tandem between Mahinmi and starter Marcin Gortat. We had Mahinmi projected at three years and $13 million per year so he got an extra year and three extra million per year, highlighting how badly the Timofey Mozgov deal skewed the market. Mahinmi’s back issues and general wear and tear are well-known, and at this rate we’d probably have dropped him down from No. 5 in our available free agent center rankings to below Cole Aldrich.