May 4, 2017, 4:28 pm
The Wizards announced that Ian Mahinmi will be available to play in Game 3 against the Celtics.
Mahinmi will make his return after nine games on the sidelines, bolstering the Washington frontcourt in the process. He should take minutes from Jason Smith and possibly Marcin Gortat, while serving as a nice safety net if Gortat or Markieff Morris get into foul trouble again. Mahinmi is on a minutes limit tonight but could be back up to full speed soon, depending on where the Wizards playoff hopes are resting after Game 3 concludes.