March 4, 2020, 1:23 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will not play during Wednesday's game.
The Wizards are also deeming this "injury management" on the second half of a back-to-back. Bryant scored 12 points in just 20 minutes of action on Tuesday as the team eases him back. Ian Mahinmi should see a larger role against the Blazers, but don't expect anything spectacular.
Source: Jamie Goldberg on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 5:28 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi will be able to cope with his right foot soreness and is active for Friday's tilt with the Cavs.
There had been some thought that Ian Mahinmi could get dealt before the trade deadline, but that never came to pass, and he now finds himself competing with Thomas Bryant, Davis Bertans, Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner for minutes. In other words, Mahinmi's role is about to get cut steeply, and he's no longer a streaming option.
Source: Wizards PR on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 5:49 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi (right foot soreness) is questionable for Friday's game.
Mahinmi held the fort admirably while Washington dealt with a glut of frontcourt injuries but now that Thomas Bryant and Moritz Wagner are back, he's only an option in the deepest of leagues if he plays.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 11, 2020, 7:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Scott Brooks said that both Rui Hachimura and Moritz Wagner will be available to play for Tuesday and Wednesday's back-to-back set, but they will have their minutes monitored.
It makes sense as both players missed significant time dealing with injuries not too long ago. With Thomas Bryant out of action, they'll still see heavy usage in the frontcourt. There should be extra minutes for Davis Bertans and Ian Mahinmi with this news.
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
February 10, 2020, 6:19 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will not be available for Tuesday's game.
Moritz Wagner looked excellent in 24 minutes on Sunday and is an interesting streaming play. Ian Mahinmi could also see more action without Bryant around.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 5, 2020, 12:58 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant (sore right foot) will miss at least two games.
Bryant has dealt with this issue before and the Wizards want to be careful. This should mean more minutes for Ian Mahinmi. Bryant has averaged 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 0.9 blocks this season.
Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter
January 22, 2020, 11:56 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi posted a double-double on Wednesday with 10 points (3-of-8 from the field), 10 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes.
Mahinmi has been a top-70 player over the past two weeks, averaging 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 27.6 minutes per game. He's worth a look in standard leagues as he continues to start and outplay Thomas Bryant (six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes on Wednesday).
January 20, 2020, 5:10 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant finished Monday's game with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes.
Bryant also elbowed Andre Drummond while attempting to secure a rebound. While Bryant is still coming off the bench, this was an improvement considering his recent performances. However, Ian Mahinmi was excellent in a starting role during this one.
January 20, 2020, 4:39 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi ended Monday's game against the Pistons with 21 points, seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, and three blocks in 23 minutes of action.
Mahinmi shot 9-of-10 from the field as well. It was easily his best game since December 30 when he scored 25 points against the Heat. Mahinmi is hardly a reliable fantasy player, but he's still capable of a big game every now and then even with Thomas Bryant in the fold.
January 15, 2020, 10:34 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi did a bit of everything in 30 minutes of play on Wednesday night, ending with eight points, seven boards, two assists, a steal and two blocks.
Mahinmi's production will likely take a hit as Thomas Bryant's minutes start to creep back up. But his ability to contribute to the defensive stats could keep him around for a bit in deeper leagues.
January 12, 2020, 6:23 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi chipped in everywhere posting 15 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 30 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Jazz.
Mahinmi held his own against Rudy Gobert and even shot 5-of-7 from the field. Thomas Bryant is working his way back, so Mahinmi's value looks to be drying up.
January 6, 2020, 9:49 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi was effective in his 24 minutes on the floor on Monday, providing the Wizards with four points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and four blocks.
Mahinmi has been a low-key, deep-league asset over the last couple of weeks for his ability to pop off with defensive numbers like he did tonight. He's a hold until the Wizards get their regular crew of starters up and running.
January 3, 2020, 10:33 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi was able to corral a steal and three blocks in Friday's home loss to the Blazers.
Mahinmi's box score was rather empty elsewhere with three points, two boards and three assists, but the ability to grab defensive stats puts him on the deep-league and streaming map with Washington's other centers out indefinitely. He's averaging 0.7 steals and 1.5 blocks in 21.2 mpg, which definitely makes him a worthwhile option for certain roster builds.
December 31, 2019, 12:05 pmRui HachimuraPF, Washington Wizards
Per Candace Buckner of the Washington Post, Scott Brooks confirmed that Rookie F Rui Hachimura (groin contusion) will remain out for a few more weeks.
The Wizards frontcourt is decimated right now with Thomas Bryant, Moritz Wagner and Davis Bertans all joining Hachimura on the sidelines. Ian Mahinmi and Anzejs Pasecniks will continue to soak up minutes in the meantime, though Thomas Bryant is inching closer to a return.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
December 30, 2019, 10:48 pmIan MahinmiC, Washington Wizards
Ian Mahinmi was nearly perfect from the field vs. the Heat on Monday shooting 11-for-12, though just 3-of-8 from the line, and providing 25 points, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Before we overreact, keep in mind that this was Mahinmi's first game in double-digits for the season. The Wizards are missing so many frontcourt players that he could provide some helpful games as a streaming center for a bit here, but it won't always be pretty.