Trans. Dec 7 1:56 ET (Dec 7 1:56 ET ) Los Angeles (AFP) - The Indiana Pacers were dealt another injury blow on Sunday, announcing that French centre Ian Mahinmi will miss six to eight weeks with a left foot injury.
The Scoop:He suffered the injury on Friday and the Pacers are going to be very thin up front. Perhaps they go with a smaller lineup, but Shane Whittington may also get in the rotation. Mahinmi can be cut everywhere. Roy Hibbert had better stay healthy.
The Scoop:He finished with two points, four boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 12 minutes. Roy Hibbert was in a bit of foul trouble, which explains why he played so much in the first half. Mahinmi has little fantasy value right now.
Ian Mahinmi started and had eight points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs, while Lavoy Allen came off the bench for eight points and nine rebounds.
The Scoop:The Pacers desperately need Roy Hibbert back from his sprained ankle and might have had a chance against the Spurs tonight if Hibbert played (and was effective). The two big men are holding down the fort, but neither can be relied upon in most fantasy situations. Hibbert remains day-to-day with his injury.