April 12, 2017, 12:15 pm
Ian Mahinmi will miss the beginning of the Wizards’ postseason run, as he’s sidelined for at least a week with a calf injury.
Mahinmi left the last game on crutches and it wasn’t thought to be too serious, but here we are. The Frenchman was able to carve out a sizable role as a bench big, outplaying Marcin Gortat over the last month or two. It only resulted in top-160 value in that span, but he had a few nights where he logged more minutes and had a bunch where he straight up outperformed Washington’s starter. This should leave Gortat with a healthy pile of minutes to start the playoffs, something worth noting for DFS players and those of you in playoff leagues. Whether he can make use of it is another debate entirely.