News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi continued to come off the bench Thursday, but he played well against his former team in Dallas. Mahinmi scored nine points in 20 minutes of action on 4 of 8 shooting. He added seven rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist, to help Indiana to a 103-78 win.
Analysis: Mahinmi's fairly pedestrian line Thursday was actually one of his best games of the month of March, as he is averaging just 4.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in 15 games. Mahinmi is averaging 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game on the season, and can be safely ignored in all but the deepest Fantasy formats down the stretch.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi was fairly productive during Tuesday's contest against the Magic. Mahinmi finished with nine points and five rebounds in the 95-73 win 3 of 5 shooting from the field. He also added a block to his stat line, while logging 19 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Mahinmi has played pretty well while serving as Roy Hibbert's primary backup, but he doesn't see many minutes in that role. The 26-year-old is seeing around 15-20 minutes per game most nights, which makes it hard for him to put up numbers. While center remains one of thinner positions in Fantasy, owners should continue to ignore Mahinmi in the majority of formats.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi saw some decent minutes on the floor after Roy Hibbert's ejection Tuesday night against the Warriors. Mahinmi logged 20 minutes of game action as he went 2 of 4 shooting and 3 of 6 from the free throw line. He finished with seven points, six rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot in a 108-97 victory.
Analysis: Mahinmi has not been relied on for scoring and has only scored in double figures three times in the past two months. He is averaging 5.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the field in February. At this point, we are far enough into the season to determine that the 26-year-old should not be owned in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: After being held to just six points his last time out, Pacers center Ian Mahinmi bounced back with an efficient performance as he scored in double figures Tuesday night against the Hawks. Mahinmi knocked down all four of his field goals and went 4 of 7 from the charity stripe. He finished with 12 points and three rebounds while logging 16 minutes off the bench in a 114-103 victory.
Analysis: Mahinmi has not been relied on much for scoring off the bench as he is averaging 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds over his last five contests. He is also shooting a career-low 45.2 percent from the field, as his scoring average has dropped from 5.8 to 5.4 points per game this season. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore the 26-year-old in all formats moving forward.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi had another underwhelming performance Wednesday against the Pistons. He scored just four points in 18 minutes, while shooting 1 of 5 from the field. He added five rebounds and one blocked shot, in a 98-79 win. Mahinmi has been held under double figures in scoring in 10 games in a row.
Analysis: Mahinmi is playing a slightly smaller role than he did a year ago, but is actually attempting more shots per game, 4.1 to 3.9. Unfortunately, he is shooting a career-low 45.2 percent from the field, so Mahinmis scoring has fallen from 5.8 per game to 5.4 We are far enough into the season to safely conclude that Mahinmi is not worth owning in most Fantasy formats.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi played just 16 minutes Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, as he remains the teams backup center. Mahinmi scored eight points on 2 of 5 shooting, while going 4 for 4 at the free-throw line. He added four rebounds, in a 100-80 loss.
Analysis: Mahinmi has taken a step back from a year ago, as his scoring has fallen to 5.3 points per game. He remains a solid contributor for the Pacers, however he tends to not make much of an impact in the box score. As long as he remains the backup, Mahinmi will continue to have just low-end Fantasy value in deeper formats.
News: Indiana center Ian Mahinmi has gone three straight games with fewer than 20 minutes on the court. Mahinmi failed to score and did not attempt a shot on Wednesday in a loss at Orlando over 16 minutes. He didn't even grab a rebound in the performance.
Analysis: Other than three personal fouls and three turnovers, there was really no record of Mahinmi even playing on Wednesday. He picked up no other discernible statistics. He's averaging just 5.4 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last five games and has almost no Fantasy value right now.
News: Indiana center Ian Mahinmi turned in one of his best shooting performances of the season during Thursday's contest against the Knicks. Mahinmi scored in double figures for just the seventh time this season as he came off the bench for an injured Roy Hibbert and scored 13 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the field, and grabbed six rebounds in a 81-76 victory. He also converted his only free throw attempt of the night while logging 20 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Though Mahinmi filled in for an injured Hibbert, head coach Frank Vogel still kept his minutes to a norm, especially after Hibbert returned to the game midway through the third quarter. Mahinmi's scoring has been inconsistent this season as he has averaged just 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds over his last five contests. At this point, it doesn't seem like Hibbert will miss any plying time, but if he does, then Mahinmi's value rises. But for now, the 26-year-old from France is just way too inconsistent for Fantasy owners to trust at this point and has just marginal value in deeper formats.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi scored in double figures for just the fifth time this season during Saturday's contest against the Hawks. Mahinmi scored 13 points off the bench, grabbed two rebounds and blocked three shots in 19 minutes of game action. He also added a steal in a 109-100 defeat.
Analysis: Mahinmi did a decent job reaching the charity stripe as he scored seven of his 13 points on the night from the free throw line. He has averaged 8.3 points over his last four games. That said, he is way too inconsistent for Fantasy owners to trust at this point. He should be viewed as a marginal Fantasy option heading into Week 10 (Dec. 31-Jan. 6).
News: Indiana center Ian Mahinmi came off the bench for just 15 minutes on Tuesday in a loss at Milwaukee. Mahinmi played at an extremely high level over that many minutes, however, as he scored 14 points on 5 of 9 from the field. Mahinmi grabbed five rebounds and added a steal for the Pacers.
Analysis: Mahinmi doesn't even get 20 minutes per night for the Pacers but apparently has solid games like Tuesday's in him. Unfortunately, until this becomes more of a norm, he's going to have just low-end Fantasy value in all leagues and formats.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi couldn't miss on Wednesday in a win over the Blazers. Mahinmi shot 6 of 6 from the field to score 12 points off the bench over just 19 minutes for Indiana. He grabbed four rebounds as well and added a blocked shot.
Analysis: Mahinmi sees under 20 minutes per game and doesn't normally hit every shot he takes. He puts up limited production and has low-end Fantasy value at this time.
News: Pacers center Ian Mahinmi was used for just 10 minutes Friday in a 96-94 loss to the Timberwolves. Mahinmi scored four points on 1 of 3 shooting, while grabbing just one rebound and turning the ball over twice in the loss.
Analysis: Mahinmi has spent most of the season being used as the fourth big man in the rotation, which has limited him to just 14.3 minutes per game on average. He is averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, and is not a recommended Fantasy option at this time.
News: The Pacers and Mavericks came to an agreement Wednesday on a three-player deal that sent guard Darren Collison and forward Dahntay Jones to Dallas for center Ian Mahinmi. The Pacers then signed Mahinmi to a three-year contract extension.
Analysis: Mahinmi showed flashes of breaking out last season, as he finally got extended playing time for the first time in his career. He averaged 5.8 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game, and was a viable low-end Fantasy option in some deeper leagues for stretches. Unfortunately, this move puts him behind one of the best young centers in the game, Roy Hibbert, so dont expect too many minutes. He may be worth owning as possible injury insurance for Hibbert, but he is not worth targeting in most Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
News: Dallas center Ian Mahinmi returned to the lineup Tuesday night's contest against the Kings. Mahinmi, who has missed the Mavericks' last two games due to the birth of his child, finished with two points, one rebound and one assist while logging eight minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Mahinmi continues to split time at center with Brendan Haywood and has been seeing around 20 minutes per game over the past few weeks. However, his limited offensive ability makes him merely a low-end option in deeper formats at this point in the season.
News: Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi announced on Twitter Saturday that he won't return to the team until Monday due to the birth of his child. "Baby is finally here! Camille & Mummy are doing great & Daddy is in Heaven! Thank y'all support! I'll be back with the Team on monday," Mahinmi tweeted.
Analysis: Mahinmi also missed Friday night's contest due to the birth of his daughter, but will be back with the club in time for Fantasy Week 16 (April 9-15). The 27-year-old continues to split minutes at center with Brendan Haywood, making him merely a low-end option when healthy.
News: Dallas center Ian Mahinmi missed Friday night's contest against the Trail Blazers as he expected the birth of his child. He is expected to rejoin the team in Memphis on Saturday in time for the Mavericks game against the Grizzlies.
Analysis: Mahinmi is expected to play on Saturday night, but owners should keep an eye on his status moving forward just to make sure. He is averaging 8.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game over the last five, so consider him a viable low-end option in all formats when he is on the floor.
News: With Brendan Haywood projected to miss four more games with a knee injury, Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi is going to remain the starter for the time being. He had another solid but unspectacular game on Saturday against the Spurs, scoring seven points on 2 of 4 shooting with eight rebounds in 29 minutes as the Mavs took down the Spurs, 106-99.
Analysis: Solid but unspectacular seems to be the best way to sum up Mahinmi at this point in his career, as he is averaging 8.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in 23.4 minutes per game over the last five. Mahinmi shows potential to be a decent starter, however he is clearly not there right now. As long as he is starting, Mahinmi can be considered a low-end reserve option in deeper Fantasy formats, but dont expect much more from him.
News: Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi was finally able to re-discover his scoring touch during Monday night's contest against the Thunder. With Brandon Haywood suffering an ankle, Mahinmi logged 28 minutes in the 95-91 victory and finished with 13 points. He made five of his six field-goal attempts and also added five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block to his stat line in the defeat.
Analysis: Mahinmi had gone 17 games since scoring in double figures for the Mavericks, as he was beginning to be phased out of the rotation. However, Haywood's injury could change that, so owners -- especially in daily formats -- should keep an eye on his status moving forward. If Mahinmi starts seeing regular minutes again, he could be worth adding in deeper formats.
News:The Dallas Morning News reports the Mavs haven't lost faith in backup center Ian Mahinmi despite the fact he didn't play Saturday against Cleveland. Coach Rick Carlisle said it's just a fluid situation at center from game-to-game. "I've sat with both of those guys (Mahinmi and Brandan Wright) and explained to them that at this time (Brandon) Haywood is our starter and I don't know exactly when the minutes are going be coming for those guys,'' Carlisle said. "That's part of the definition of their role is to be ready and, when called upon, they have to go in there and give us energy and rebounding and the things we ask our five men to do within our system."
Analysis: Mahinmi is averaging a career-high 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds in 2011-12, so he has been productive when called upon. But he is still not consistent on a game-to-game basis, so he continues to have very low-end Fantasy appeal when active.
News: Dallas gave center Ian Mahinmi the start on Wednesday with Brendan Haywood sidelined. Mahinmi scored just six points and grabbed nine rebounds in his team's 95-86 loss to the Thunder. He shot 3 for 8 from the field and added a steal in his 23 minutes of action.
Analysis: Mahinmi failed to reach double-digit scoring for the seventh time in his last eight games on Wednesday. He's been slowly cutting into Haywood's minutes and there is no reason to think that will change. Until he starts posting better numbers, Mahinmi has minimal Fantasy value, best left for deeper formats.
News: Dallas C Ian Mahinmi failed to reach double-digit scoring for the sixth time in his last seven games on Monday night against the Suns. He finished with eight points and four rebounds in the 122-99 win. He went 3 for 7 from the floor and made 2 of 4 free throws while playing 20 minutes off the bench. Mahinmi is averaging 7.4 points with 6.6 rebounds in his last five contests.
Analysis: Mahinmi had a nice little run in Fantasy but he has slowed down a bit of late and is still putting up low-end stats. It looks as though he will continue to come off the bench behind Brendan Haywood, but he should still see decent minutes. Keep an eye on his progress going forward but until he proves to be more consistent, leave Mahinmi for deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Dallas C Ian Mahinmi played well in a win over Phoenix on Monday night. Mahinmi came off the bench for 25 minutes and scored 17 points for the Mavericks. He shot 4 of 7 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. Mahinmi also had three blocks.
Analysis: The Dallas big man has only scored in double figures twice in his last five games, but is averaging 10.2 PPG over that span. That comes with 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 60 percent shooting. He clearly has some Fantasy value for deeper formats, but not much else until he starts rebounding at a better rate.
News: Mavs C Ian Mahinmi had a team-high five fouls Wednesday against the Clippers, but he was still productive in 22 minutes off the bench. He went 4 of 7 from the field and 5 of 7 from the free-throw line on his way to 13 points. He added three rebounds and one assist.
Analysis: Mahinmi is finally getting steady minutes in the NBA and seems to be handling it well. He is averaging a career-high 8.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. However, the Mavs split his minutes at center with Brandon Haywood, so Mahinmi isn't putting up reliable stats on a nightly basis. He is just a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats.
News: Mavericks C Ian Mahinmi doesnt take a lot of shots, but hes developed a knack for making them count this season, shooting 68.6 percent from the field on the year. However he didnt maintain that torrid pace on Saturday, as he made just one of his three shots as the Mavericks blew out the Kings 99-60 on Saturday. Mahinmi would end up with seven points in the game as he made all five of his free throws, and he also grabbed six rebounds and had a block in just 17 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Mahinmi doesnt usually get much in the way of big minutes. The 25-year old from France is averaging 19.8 minutes per game, scoring 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds as he is showing the Dallas he could potentially be more than just a back up. At this point, he doesnt get the opportunities, but he is performing well enough this season that he could start to get more opportunities. However until that happens, he is not worth a roster spot in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Dallas center Ian Mahinmi doesn't take a lot of shots, but he makes them count. He shot 66.7 percent from the field on Thursday night in San Antonio (2 of 3) and connected on 3 of his 4 foul shots. Mahinmi finished with seven points and hauled in nine rebounds in 20 minutes of action. He added a block for the Mavericks, but would commit four turnovers in the 93-71 loss.
Analysis: Mahinmi has been getting plenty of playing time this season as he's moved up the depth chart to the backup center. While he's not posting huge numbers, Mahinmi is averaging 9.2 points and 6.4 boards over his last five games. Pair that with him shooting over 75 percent from the floor and Fantasy owners in deeper category-based formats have a nice reserve center option.
News: Dallas C Ian Mahinmi had his best performance of the young season on Friday against the Raptors. He scored a career-high 19 points and hauled in five rebounds in the 99-86 win. He was a perfect 6 for 6 from the floor and made 7 of 11 free throws while playing 29 minutes off the bench. Mahinmi also chipped in with two blocks and a steal in the victory. "I know this was a career high in points for him, but the last two nights he's given us a really high level of energy," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "He's given us a physical presence, he's a combative guy, and he was really big for us tonight."
Analysis: Mahinmi has increased his production in each of the first four games this season and had a solid showing on Friday. While it was against the Raptors, the 25-year-old could make a push for more playing time if he continues to play well. Keep an eye on his progress going forward as he might be worth adding off the waiver wire if he can prove to be more consistent. But until that happens, continue to ignore Mahinmi in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi had one of his better games as a professional Sunday against the Warriors. He scored nine points on 2 of 3 shooting, and connected on 5 of 6 shots from the charity stripe. Mahinmi was even better on the boards, pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds on the night. He even recorded his seventh steal of the season in 19 minutes of playing time.
Analysis: Mahinmi has appeared in just over half of the Mavericks games this season, and he saw more run Sunday with Brendan Haywood out of the lineup. Fantasy owners should not expect much of the same to continue, but the situation with the Dallas big men should be monitored over the next few games just in case. Still, he likely won't play enough to continue to warrant Fantasy value.
News: Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi has gotten a few chances to show off his skills this year in Dallas. Entering the All-Star break he's averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds over his last seven games. He's shooting a stellar 57.9 percent from the field over that span too. He's been getting a bit more playing time recently because Brendan Haywood is shooting such a poor percentage from the foul line. So at the end of quarters, Dallas is leaning in favor of the younger Mahinmi.
Analysis: Mahinmi has been in the league for just three years, so he is still a very raw talent. But he is someone the Mavericks like and will continue to bring along. What does that mean for Fantasy owners? Not much unfortunately. Unlike an NBA franchise, owners can't wait a few years for a player to develop, it is all about the here and the now. Heading into the second half of the season, Mahinmi may carve out some more minutes for the Mavericks, but not enough to garner any attention in Fantasy leagues.
News: Dallas center Ian Mahinmi recorded 11 points and eight rebounds in the Mavericks' 99-96 victory over Cleveland on Monday night. Mahinmi knocked down 4 of 6 attempts from the field while matching a season high with 21 minutes. He also added a steal but was dogged by foul trouble and was whistled for a season-high four fouls.
Analysis: The seldom-used Mahinmi narrowly missed posting his second double-double of the season and finished with his highest rebounding total since Dec. 7 against Golden State (10). With Tyson Chandler playing well recently, Mahinmi hadn't seen more than nine minutes of playing time in his last five outings prior to Monday's game. He should remain on waiver wires in all Fantasy formats.
News: On a night were the Mavericks scored a season-low 70 points, seldom used center Ian Mahinmi scored a season-high 17 in Saturday's 89-70 loss to the Grizzlies. Mahinmi made all six of his shots from the field and also grabbed six rebounds in the contest. He logged 21 minutes off the bench and was one of only two Mavericks to score in double figures in the 19-point defeat.
Analysis: Mahinmi usually does not see much playing time in Dallas but was forced into action with Tyson Chandler out with the flu. While he has shown flashes of his potential in the limited minutes he has seen so far this season, Mahinmi simply doesn't get enough run to be used in the majority of Fantasy leagues at this point. Leave him on the waiver wire heading into Week 13 (Jan. 17-23).
News: Mavericks C Ian Mahinmi had to leave Saturday's game against the Bucks after he was inadvertently elbowed in the face by Corey Maggette. He came back after receiving four stitches and finished with two points in the 99-87 loss. He did not attempt a shot from the field but made both of his free throws. Mahinmi, who played four minutes off the bench, also had one rebound and one turnover in the defeat. He is averaging 2.1 points with 1.5 rebounds in 18 games this season.
Analysis: Mahinmi usually does not see much playing time in Dallas but was forced into action after a number of players went down with injury. He should be fine going forward after receiving the stitches in his face but until his role improves, continue to ignore the French national in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Dallas C Ian Mahinmi had a career game on Tuesday night in a win over Golden State. With Tyson Chandler missing the game with an illness and Brendan Haywood simply playing poorly, Mahinmi took over and recorded his first career double-double. Mahinmi scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with a blocked shot and two steals. He shot 2 for 5 from the field over 21 minutes.
Analysis: We're not exactly sure what this will mean for Mahinmi going forward. They only had played 3.3 minutes per game in 12 contests prior to Tuesday. Still, it cannot be denied that he was far better than Haywood on Tuesday. That said, Chandler will return shortly. Mahinmi will only have low-end Fantasy value until further notice. Still, he might be worth a look in the deepest of leagues if you want a possible steal.
News: Free agent C Ian Mahinmi was signed by the Mavericks on Tuesday. He agreed to a two-year deal, but terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Mahinmi will provide depth for the Mavs, who have Brendan Haywood and Erick Dampier ahead of him on the roster. He won't see enough playing time to matter in Fantasy.
News: Spurs C Ian Mahinmi played 12 minutes and scored 10 points Wednesday in a loss to Orlando. He shot 4 for 7 from the field and added a block and two rebounds.
Analysis: Mahinmi doesn't even get 10 minutes per game for the Spurs and has ridiculously low Fantasy value for the deepest of leagues.
News: Spurs big man Ian Mahinmi played just three minuets off the bench Thursday in Denver. He scored four points with a rebound and an assist. It was his first game action since playing one minute on Jan. 31 against the Nuggets.
Analysis: Mahinmi continues to rack up DNP-CDs and is not in a situation to help Fantasy owners. Unless his situation changes drastically, he should remain unowned in Fantasy.
News: Spurs C Ian Mahinmi scored one point on Saturday over 14 minutes against the Grizzlies. He shot 0 for 3 and added five rebounds.
Analysis: Mahinmi scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds over 21 minutes against the Nets on Jan. 10 but has barely even played since. He doesn't see regular minutes for the Spurs and doesn't belong on Fantasy rosters.
News: Spurs C Ian Mahinmi, who hadn't played since the 2007-08 season, didn't just play Sunday against the Nets. He was a force off the bench, finishing with 15 points, nine rebounds and one block in 22 minutes. "He was great," Spurs guard Tony Parker said of Mahinmi. "In practice, we can see that he is athletic, he can jump and block shots. But you want to see it in a real game. That's what he did tonight."
Analysis: Mahinmi missed last season with an ankle injury and played in just six games the season before that. So he was ready to show he belonged on the floor. He likely won't get so much playing time against teams other than the Nets, though, so leave him on waivers in Fantasy.
News: Injury-plagued Spurs C Ian Mahimni is expected miss 6-to-10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right ankle Saturday. He originally injured the ankle in August and has not played this season.
Analysis: Mahinmi doesn't do enough to matter in Fantasy. Be sure to leave him on waivers for the time being.
News: C Ian Mahinmi (sprained left ankle) is out. He was recently recalled from a rehab assignment with the team's D-League affiliate in Austin.
Analysis: Mahinmi doesn't do enough to matter in Fantasy. Be sure to leave him on waivers for the time being.
News: San Antonio assigned Anthony Tolliver to Austin of the D-League and recalls Ian Mahinmi this week.
Analysis: Neither player is in a position to help Fantasy owners. Mahinmi will find playing time hard to come by and Tolliver is not a recommended option even when on the active roster.
News: The Spurs exercised their third-year option on center Ian Mahinmi's rookie contract Wednesday. Mahinmi, who turns 22 next week and is entering his second season in San Antonio, is now signed through 2009-10. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The native of France was drafted in the first round by the Spurs in 2005 and signed with San Antonio two years later after spending four seasons in the French A League.
Analysis: Mahinmi began last season with the Spurs but spent most of it with their developmental league team in Austin. He finished among the league leaders in scoring (16.8 points per game), rebounding (8.0), blocks (1.7) and field-goal percentage (62). He is still not expected to play a huge role off the bench for the Spurs and remains just a low-end Fantasy reserve.
News:The Sports Xchange reports center Ian Mahinmi, the Spurs' first-round draft pick, was recalled from Auston of the D-League on Monday. Mahinmi played in six games for the Spurs before being sent down when the D-League opened.
Analysis: Mahinmi averaged 3.8 minutes and 3.5 points before being sent down to the D-League. He is still not expected to play a huge role off the bench for the Spurs and remains just a low-end Fantasy reserve.
News: The Spurs announced Wednesday that they had assigned rookie C Ian Mahinmi to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. The 6-foot-11 Mahinmi played in six games for the Spurs this season.
Analysis: Mahinmi had almost no Fantasy value to begin with, and now he has none. Keep him on waivers.
News: Spurs rookie C Ian Mahinmi scored a career-high 12 points off the bench in Sunday's blowout win vs. Milwaukee. He added a rebound and two blocks.
Analysis: Mahinmi only played because the game was out of hand and he's not a player that should be paid attention to in most Fantasy leagues yet. Just monitor his playing time for now.