BOSTON -- Ian Mahinmi didn't practice Monday at TD Garden, so the backup center doesn't appear to be an option for Game 2 vs. the Boston Celtics.
"He's improving day-by-day. He's not ready to play yet," Brooks said of Mahinmi, who strained his left calf April 10 in the second-to-last game of the regular season. "He's been doing a little more on the practice floor."
Those comments came before the Wizards took the floor, but CSNmidatlantic.com confirmed that Mahinmi did not go and has yet to go through a full session with the team.
Making the need for another big more crucial is the status of Markieff Morris (left ankle). Jason Smith recently recovered from a hyperextended knee in the series with the Atlanta Hawks and even Marcin Gortat said he tweaked an ankle in Game 1 but is OK to play.
"We're down 1-0 and potentially with Keef out we can't throw guys out there not ready to play," Brooks said of Mahinmi. "We would never do that. We have to wait and see. We're not putting him back unless he's absolutely 100 percent ready."