March 19, 2016, 11:05 am
Ian Mahinmi participated in shootaround and expects to play on Saturday against the Thunder.
Mahinmi’s return moves Jordan Hill back into a lower-minute bench role and makes him fall below the cut line in 12-14 team leagues, and it steals a little bit of upside from Myles Turner. That said, Turner just needs to focus on doing well in the minutes he’s being given and the rest will work itself out. Turner isn’t a must-start player right now and if he doesn’t turn a corner he’ll be dropped by owners needing instant results. The Pacers have two four-game weeks on the horizon so a drop doesn’t make sense unless you’re fighting for your playoff life.