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Blazers Have Not Shown Interest in Ian Mahinmi

Scratch one center off your list for the time being. The Trail Blazers have not pursued the Indiana free agent.

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The Portland Trail Blazers have shown no interest in free agent center Ian Mahinmi, according to Jason quick of CSNNW:

Mahinmi, nearly 30, experienced the best season of his 8-year NBA career as a first time starter in the Pacers' muddled frontcourt rotation, averaging career highs in points (9.3) and rebounds (7.1) in just 25.6 minutes per game. His strong defense in the wake of Roy Hibbert contributed to the Pacers' overall success, despite losing to the Toronto Raptors in a competitive first-round series.

The Trail Blazers are in the hunt for a premier big man, and will likely pursue players like Hassan Whiteside, Dwight Howard, and Al Horford, before considering the perceived next tier of Festus Ezeli, Bismack Biyombo, and Mahinmi.