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Position
F
 
Jersey
42
Name  Nene
Born  9/13/1982
Height  6-11
Weight  250
College  None
5/10/2014 11:27:00 AM
Description: Washington power forward Nene struggled from the field, shooting just 3-for-14, as did most of the Wizards' roster in Game 3.
Insight: Nene also managed just three rebounds and will have to be much better in both categories if Washington is to compete in this series.
 
Hot4/29/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Washington power forward Nene returned from his one-game suspension and delivered 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal against the Bulls in Game 5 of the Wizards playoff series Tuesday.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss, so he was forced to sit out Game 4, but Washington still won. The Wizards won again Tuesday to clinch the series. It was Washington's first series win since the first round in 2005, which also came against the Bulls. Nene was a huge difference-maker in the series, averaging 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.
 
4/26/2014 5:39:00 PM
Description: Washington power forward Nene has been suspended for Sunday's Game 4 against Chicago.
Insight: Nene lost his temper and went after Bulls guard Jimmy Butler late in Friday's Game 3 loss. Trevor Booker (6.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg) and Drew Gooden (8.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) will see more minutes in his absence.
 
4/25/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bulls on Friday for escalating an altercation with Jimmy Butler.
Insight: Nene and Butler came face to face and Butler must have said something Nene objected to because Nene grabbed the shooting guard around the head with both hands. He could be looking at a suspension.
 
4/25/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Washington forward Nene is feeling "sore" after the first two games, but is expected to play in Game 3 versus Chicago.
Insight: Nene has averaged 37.5 minutes through the first two games of the series after playing 29.4 mpg during the regular season. He's always an injury risk, but he's playing well averaging 14.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.9 apg in the series.
 
4/20/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Washington forward Nene put up 24 points before fouling out Sunday against the Bulls.
Insight: He was the game's high scorer. Today marked the Wizards' first playoff victory since April 30, 2008. Washington will have a chance to go up 2-0 Tuesday night in the Windy City.
 
4/14/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene (knee) is probable for Monday's game against Miami.
Insight: Nene played two games then sat out Saturday's contest. He may have tweaked his knee in Friday's game and sat as a precaution.
 
4/9/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene (knee) will return Wednesday, the team announced.
Insight: Nene missed the last 21 games with a sprained MCL. He'll play limited minutes at first but his return will eliminate whatever fantasy value Trevor Booker and Drew Gooden had.
 
4/5/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, diagnosed with a sprained MCL, could return on Wednesday, according to a csnwashington report.
Insight: The injury was supposed to keep Nene (14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) out for 4-to-6 weeks so this is in line with his original timeframe. His playing time could be limited until the postseason.
 
3/24/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene, diagnosed with a sprained MCL, could be ready by the first week in April, according to a Yahoo report.
Insight: The injury was scheduled to keep Nene (14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg) out 4-to-6 weeks so this is in line with the original timeframe.
 
2/24/2014 6:13:00 PM
Description: Wizards power forward Nene has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL in his left knee. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The injury will keep him out 4-to-6 weeks. Dropping Nene is understandable if you can't spare a roster spot. Backup Kevin Seraphin (5.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg) could be worth a look in deeper formats.
 
2/24/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene is headed for an MRI on his injured knee with what the team fears may be a torn ligament, according to a Washington Post report.
Insight: Nene left Sunday's game in the third quarter. We wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday versus the Magic. Kevin Seraphin or Trevor Booker could inherit serious minutes in Nene's injury is long-term.
 
2/23/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene is headed for an MRI on his injured knee. SOURCE: Wizards on Twitter
Insight: Nene left Sunday's game with a sprained knee. We wouldn't count on him playing Tuesday versus the Magic. Kevin Seraphin (5.5 ppg) could be a candidate to start in his place.
 
2/23/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene injured his knee Sunday against Cleveland.
Insight: Nene's return is questionable. He had eight points, four rebounds and four assists before exiting. Kevin Seraphin has been filling in at power forward.
 
Hot2/22/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene scored 30 points with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 33 minutes Saturday against the Pelicans.
Insight: His game-winning dunk with 0.9 seconds left gave him the career-high-tying point total. Nene has had a very good month, averaging 16.8 points, 5.5 boards, 1.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
 
1/15/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene has averaged 19 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals in two games since returning to the starting lineup.
Insight: He had 19 points, nine assists, four rebounds, three blocks and two steals over 34 minutes Wednesday in a win over the Heat. Nene, whose career average for assists is 1.9, is averaging a career-high 3.1 dimes per game this season.
 
1/3/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene had 15 points, four rebounds and one block in 20 minutes of action Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Nene has played just 23 minutes per game in seven games since returning from Achilles tendinitis while coming off the bench in all seven. Trevor Booker has held onto the starting job for 11 games and averaged 9.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in that span.
 
12/18/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene (foot) will only play spot minutes Wednesday against the Nets, coach Randy Wittman said. SOURCE: Tim Bontemps, New York Post.
Insight: Nene has missed four straight games due to a Achilles tendinitis, allowing Trevor Booker to get more playing time. Booker will probably play more than Nene on Wednesday.
 
12/18/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Washington PF/C Nene is slated to return Wednesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Washington
Insight: He's missed the past few games with a foot injury. Nene's 14.8 ppg scoring average is a career-high.
 
12/16/2013 7:31:00 PM
Description: Wizards PF/C Nene won't be available Monday against the Knicks. SOURCE: Michael Lee, Washington Post
Insight: Nene's foot is still bothering him. Trevor Booker will draw another start at the four.