Mahinmi will face a restriction of around 15-to-17 minutes for the next two weeks, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
The Wizards have been careful to manage Mahinmi's workload since he returned to action earlier this month after requiring injections back in December to ease the pain in both of his knees. He played no more than 15 minutes in any of the Wizards' four games before the All-Star break, and it doesn't look as though the team plans to overextend him much further for the next several contests. Even once all of Mahinmi's restrictions are lifted, he's unlikely to surpass 20 minutes in most games anyway, given his status as the backup to starting center Marcin Gortat, who regularly plays 30 minutes.
Mahinmi will remain on a restriction of roughly 12-14 minutes Thursday against the Pacers, but he plans to increase his workload after the All-Star break, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Mahinmi said Wednesday that the plan is for him to continue to play it safe for the time being, but he should begin to approach, or even exceed, 20 minutes on a regular basis after the break. The Wizards brought Mahinmi in as a free agent with the intention to use him as the first big man off the bench. To date, his ailing knees have only allowed him to appear in four games, but going forward he should be ready to serve as the primary backup to Marcin Gortat. Last season, as a member of the Pacers, Mahinmi averaged 9.3 points and 7.1 rebounds in just under 26 minutes per game.
Mahinmi (knees) went through morning shootaround without incident and will be available to play Friday against the Pacers, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Mahinmi made just his second appearance of the season and his first since Nov. 26 in Wednesday's 114-110 overtime win over the Nets, logging two points, five rebounds and one steal across 12 minutes. The veteran center apparently experienced no setbacks with either of his ailing knees during the contest and is still feeling good two days after the fact, so he'll stick in the rotation as the primary backup to starter Marcin Gortat.
Mahimi (knees) put up two points (1-3 FG), five rebounds and one steal across 12 minutes in a 114-110 overtime win over the Nets on Wednesday.
It was just the second appearance of the season for Mahinmi, who had his Wizards debut delayed until late November while he was recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn medial meniscus in his left knee. After that contest, Mahinmi was still experiencing pain in both of his knees, so he underwent platelet-rich plasma treatments and has spent the last two-plus months recovering. With Mahinmi easing back into full practice last week, he was finally cleared to rejoin the rotation Wednesday, though the Wizards were cautious with his minutes. Mahinmi provided a quality impact on the defensive end and appears to have made it through the game without any issues, but even as he regains conditioning from here on out, he's unlikely to see a significant uptick in playing time. Starting center Marcin Gortat is expected to routinely clear 30 minutes in most games, leaving scant time available for Mahinmi off the bench. Mahinmi's fantasy utility thus remains limited to the deepest of leagues.
Mahinmi (knee) will play in Wednesday's game against the Nets, but is expected to be limited to around 10-to-12 minutes, J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.
Mahinmi will be taking the court for the first time since Nov. 26, as he's finally back to full strength after dealing with some lingering issues in both of his knees. Considering the extended absence, the Wizards will ease Mahinmi back into the action, so at most, he could see playing time in the 10-to-12 minutes range. Once at full strength, Manhimi will operate as the team's backup center, which likely means decreased playing time for guys like Jason Smith and Andrew Nicholson.
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