David Aldridge has named Portland as one of the teams chasing Ian Mahinmi on the free agent market.
Charlotte, Dallas, Portland and Orlando also working on Mahinmi.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2016
The news comes in the wake of another report saying the opposite.
Cross another free agent off the Blazers' radar (at least in early going): Agent for center Ian Mahinmi says Portland has not shown interest— Jason Quick (@jwquick) June 30, 2016
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 contributed to the Pacers' overall success this year.