The Washington Wizards $64 million investment into center Ian Mahinmi is going as swell as one can imagine.
Following Friday’s press conference of John Wall signing his super max extension, Scott Brooks revealed an interesting revelation about the oft-injured center via Candace Buckner of the Washington Post.
Scott Brooks revealed Ian Mahinmi had a "minor" procedure on his knee (doesn't know which one) following the season. Mahinmi down to 238 lbs
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) August 4, 2017
Mahinmi missed 51 games during the regular season after two surgical procedures. He first had surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee in October. He later had platelet-rich plasma treatment on both knees after experiencing tendinitis after making his season debut on Nov. 20 against the San Antonio Spurs.
He missed the Wizards’ first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks and two games in the second round against the Boston Celtics with a strained calf.
News of a “minor” procedure is concerning even if it’s truly a minor procedure. The history of his health in the first season is to blame. Brooks not diving into more details also won’t calm fans nerves. Until any new updates or training camp starts, Mahinmi’s health is something to look out for.