|Date of Birth||11/5/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'11", 262 lbs|
|Drafted||2005 - Rd 1|
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.
Mahinmi racked up 15 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, two steals and one block in 31 minutes during Sunday's 127-116 loss to the Jazz.
Mahinmi finished with a career high in assists while producing an extremely well-rounded and efficient stat line. Thomas Bryant (foot) returned to the lineup following a six-game absence but did so in a reserve role and is expected to be eased back into the flow slowly. As a result, Mahinmi may be in line to earn another sizable share of minutes during Wednesday's matchup versus the Bulls.
Mahinmi (finger) has been upgraded to available for Monday's game against the Celtics, Zach Rosen of the Wizards' official site reports.
Mahinmi's finger apparently feels better as the veteran center's been cleared to play Monday. He'll presumably return to the starting five, where he's averaging 7.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.4 minutes in 12 games.
Mahinmi is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Celtics due to a right finger injury.
The nature of the injury is unclear, but it's apparently enough of a concern that Mahinmi could miss a game or two. The veteran has started every game since Dec. 14, when the Wizards lost Thomas Bryant to injury.