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Ian Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi
Position: C
Born: 11/05/86
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $4,000,000
With the Pacers in town for Thursday’s preseason finale, Stephenson had dinner in Charlotte with Roy Hibbert, George Hill, and Ian Mahinmi. Also present were Pacers rookie Shayne Whittington and Director of Player Relations Heather Denton. Both Hill and Hibbert shared a picture with Stephenson on social media. Hill wrote “GOOD TO SEE HIM TONIGHT.. ALWAYS GREAT LAUGHS WHEN HES AROUND… #MISSMYBRO,” while Hibbert said he was “Glad for him n his fam in Char.”
The Indiana Pacers will not be at full strength at the center position when the team begins training camp next week Backup Ian Mahinmi (left shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to miss the start of the camp, that begins next Tuesday, and placed his return timetable at “two weeks, maybe more.” “We’ve been increasing the basketball stuff lately and the shoulder’s been responding really good, really well to it,” said Mahinmi, who has not needed surgery for his oft-injured shoulder. “So it’s looking good, it’s going towards the right direction.”
Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury that will cause him to miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. The injury occurred Thursday during a morning practice in Vitória, a city in Brazil. “Yes, [the news is true],” Mahinmi wrote to VigilantSports.com early Friday. “I will be back in Indy sometime this week for (further) exam on my shoulder…”
Things haven’t been right for a while. David West had sounded the alarm as far back as early February. Now, his teammates have picked up on it. And it wasn’t simply the three-game slide that roused the Pacers awake, but the open communication that followed each frustrating loss. It started with a small gathering between West and Rasual Butler near the post-game spread after the heartbreaker to the Golden State Warriors. Then in Charlotte, in the back corner of the visitor’s locker room, Ian Mahinmi and Roy Hibbert could be seen sitting and conversing with West. By Friday night, the conference had grown and the conversation lasted longer.
While the 6-11, 250-pound Ian Mahinmi has been a serviceable backup center, Bynum has more size and is a better rim protector. Also, the coaching staff had previously evaluated Bynum while scouting Cleveland and Vogel thought that even then, he moved well on the defensive end. “He looked good,” Vogel said. “(Bynum has) pretty good mobility and just looked like he’s going to be a force.”
Collet’s options in the frontcourt however were limited, as on Monday it was confirmed that Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi would not be available to play at the EuroBasket, and therefore did not receive a call-up. The absence of the two NBA players aggravated a problem for Les Bleus at the center position, as before them three other big men had pulled out of the national team, for different reasons. Kevin Seraphin of the Washington Wizards announced he would follow an individual training program in the summer. After missing EuroBasket 2011 with a hand injury, Ronny Turiaf is expected to return to the France line-up.
The fifth year center, who spent the previous two seasons in Dallas, acknowledged he knew his time with the Mavericks had come to an end before free agency began. Although Mahinmi was moving on, he remains happy his former club received value in return in the deal based on how the organization treated him with respect over the past two years. “I was going to come to Indiana regardless,” Mahinmi said to HOOPSWORLD on his free agency plans. “So I’m just happy we were able to make [the trade] work that way. I think it worked good for both teams and I’m thankful for everything Dallas did for me the last two years. I’m happy we worked a good deal for both sides.” As part of the deal, Mahinmi signed a four-year $16 million contract with the Pacers.