Eastern Notes: Mahinmi, Sabonis, Nunn, Knicks

Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said on Wednesday that center Ian Mahinmi will not play in tomorrow’s regular-season finale against the Celtics, per Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington (Twitter link).

Since the Wizards landed in Orlando for the seeding games, Mahinmi has not played a single minute. This season, the 33-year-old center only played in 38 games, averaging 7.4 PPG and 5.7 RPG.

The Wizards were expecting Mahinmi to be their veteran rim protector when they signed him to a four-year, $64MM contract in the summer of 2016. However, that never came to fruition due to injuries. Over the last two seasons, Mahinmi has only played in 72 games. The veteran center is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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6 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Mahinmi, Sabonis, Nunn, Knicks

  1. El Don

    I so hope Domas comes back to play! Dude is so good! That is the thing with plantar fasciitis, it is a matter of rest & been able to endure the pain. Similar with Capela this year he had been on & off with it, but both will be strong for next season!

    • wagner13

      I agree. Sabonis is one my favorite players and it seems like he’s really found a niche on the Pacers. He’s steadily improved over the years and I love seeing players gradually develop over time. The best is seeing undrafted or overlooked athletes make a name for themselves

  2. wagner13

    Mahinmi could be a decent veteran mentor/rim protector off the bench for a contender in need of size such as the Clippers, Rockets, or Warriors. He would be an upgrade over Noah and Chandler

    • MikeWiz

      Seems like Mahinmi has been on the roster since like 2005 but I don’t think I’ve seen him play one minute. Usually bigs wait til they get to the Knicks before they stop trying.

    • stevep-4

      Noah looked rusty yesterday but he’s still a damn sight better than Mahinmi – he’s a former DPOY, Mahinmi is more like bench player of the year.

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