Per head coach Scott Brooks, Mahinmi (foot) will play on Friday against the Cavaliers. After initially being deemed questionable on Thursday for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Mahinmi will suit up. Following the all-star break, the big man will look to continue a relatively impressive year in which he has averaged a career high in blocks per game.
Mahinmi is questionable for Friday's contest against Cleveland due to a right foot injury, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reports. It's unclear exactly how Mahinmi suffered the foot injury, as the center nearly tallied a double-double over 30 minutes of action in the Wizards' final contest before the All-Star break. Nevertheless, Mahinmi is officially deemed questionable Friday.
Mahinmi had nine points (3-7 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 114-96 win over the Knicks. Mahinmi continues to hold down the fort as the starting center with Thomas Bryant (foot) still sidelined. It's unclear if Bryant will be ready to return after the All-Star break and, as long as he's not available, Mahinmi makes for a decent dart throw in daily leagues on nights when the matchup is on the friendly side.
Mahinmi will remain in the starting lineup Monday against the Warriors, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports. Washington is getting both Rui Hachimura and Moe Wagner back from injury, but the Wizards will stick with Mahinmi at center, with Wagner and Thomas Bryant coming off the bench. At some point, Bryant will likely recapture the starting job, but the Wizards are keeping him on a minutes limit for the time being.
Mahinmi had 21 points (9-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go with seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist in 23 minutes Monday in the Wizards' 106-100 win over the Pistons. The performance was easily one of the best of the season for Mahinmi, who continues to start at center even with Thomas Bryant having since returned from a foot injury. The efficiency from the field in particular was impressive from Mahinmi, but he shouldn't be expected to replicate this sort of output on the offensive end moving forward. Moreover, the likelihood that Bryant gradually moves into a 30-minute role would suppress Mahinmi's chances of making a consistent impact.
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