Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
1 month ago

Mahinmi (ankle) recorded two points (1-3 FG) and three rebounds across 13 minutes in Friday's loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi was considered questionable for the contest after suffering an ankle injury in Wednesday's loss to the Lakers. However, the injury does not appear to be that serious, as the big man logged his usual minutes providing depth in the frontcourt.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
1 month ago

Mahinmi (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Warriors, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi left Wednesday's loss to the Lakers with the sprained ankle and was unable to return. He'll likely test the ankle one last time in pregame warmups before a final decision is made, but if the big man is unable to play, look for Jason Smith to take on more frontcourt minutes off the bench Friday.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
2 months ago

Mahinmi sprained his left ankle and will not return against the Lakers on Wednesday, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi played just seven minutes, notching two points (1-1 FG) and two rebounds, before picking up the injury. The severity of the issue remains unclear, but more should be known after the game or early Thursday.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
2 months ago

Mahinmi managed eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 FT) and seven rebounds in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 117-115 loss to the Heat.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi was averaging 11.3 minutes through the first three preseason games, and this was the first time since the second-to-last regular season contest of 2016-17 that he saw 20 minutes or more. Mahinmi was only able to suit up in 31 games (plus five postseason bouts) in his first year with the Wizards, and a clean bill of health for him would help bolster the team's interior defense.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) finished with two points (1-1 FG), two blocks, one rebound and one assist across 10 minutes during Thursday's 116-89 victory over the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi, who has been sidelined since April 12 with a left calf strain, saw the floor Thursday despite being initially ruled out for the contest and then upgraded to a game-time decision. While he only saw 10 minutes of action, the fact that he was able to record two blocks in such limited minutes is a good sign for his health and availability moving forward. His presence off the bench should help starting center Marcin Gortat avoid 35-to-40 minute workloads for the remainder of the playoffs.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 3 against the Celtics, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi was originally expected to miss his 10th straight game, but it appears he's made some unexpected progress and now has a chance of returning. Coach Scott Brooks did mention that if Mahinmi was ultimately cleared, he'd only play in short spurts and would see just a handful of minutes, as the Wizards would like to ease him back into the swing of things. Look for another update on his status at some point closer to tip, but a return from Mahinmi would likely cut into Jason Smith's playing time off the bench.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) will be sidelined during Thursday's Game 3 against the Celtics, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Mahinmi has been "improving day-by-day", he hasn't made enough progress to suit up for Thursday's Game 3. As he continues to be in street clothes, expect Marcin Gortat and Jason Smith to run the show at center for the time being.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) has been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 2 against the Celtics, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "[Mahinmi] is improving day-by-day. He's not ready to play yet," coach Scott Brooks said.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Mahinmi is getting close to a return, but he won't be ready to go by tip on Tuesday, marking a ninth straight absence for the big man. The Wizards continue to hold out hope for his return later this series, with his next shot to play in Game 3 on Thursday. Jason Smith should be relied upon for additional minutes in the frontcourt without Mahinmi available.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) did not participate in practice Monday, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi is reportedly making progress as he works back from a left calf strain, but his lack of participation Monday doesn't bode well for a return as Tuesday's Game 2 approaches. The big man is yet to play in the postseason, but the Wizards remain hopeful that he'll be able to get back on the court sometime during their Round 2 series against Boston. For now, consider Mahinmi questionable for Game 2 until the team says otherwise.

Ian Mahinmi
C WAS
7 months ago

Mahinmi (calf) will be sidelined for Sunday's Game 1 against the Celtics.

EDGE Analysis

Mahinmi, who has reportedly been improving in his individual workouts, will still remain off the floor for the Wizards during Game 1 of their series against the Celtics. Mahinmi missed all of the Wizards' first-round matchup against the Hawks and remains without a real timetable for a return. His status will likely be updated sometime after Sunday's contest.