Most of you probably don't recognize the man to the left.
Without his Mavs uniform, he could be confused with an extremely tall regular Joe. But this is no regular Joe.
Ian Mahinmi is a member of The French Connection. And Ian Mahinmi is The Hammer.
The Hammer is a newcomer and it could take a lot of unusual circumstances for him to be given the chance to make his ascent.
But this 6'11" baller has a long list of powers that could help the Mavs Superheroes achieve their ultimate goal.
The Hammer has the power of youth. He brings an unmatched energy to the front court.
He also possesses the powers of strength, height and length. And considering his size, The Hammer has uncommon speed.
He could be compared to Mjollnir, the magic hammer, in that he has the essence of lightning in a bottle. And with that lightning comes The Hammer's thunder.
When he goes in, "stuff" happens fast.
But although he has a high shooting percentage, he's not a shooter. And although he's a good passer and rebounder, he doesn't have a great handle yet.
Taz is highly opportunistic, yet his opportunities might be limited.
( The Hammer has recently been given the alternate alias of "Taz", The Tasmanian Devil, by The Matrix.)
Status - optimistic