• Pairing Nene and Marcin Gortat together again will not fix anything for the Wizards

    Bullets Forever "As the Wizards have struggled to adjust to playing with smaller lineups this season, more than one person has suggested the Wizards go back to playing Marcin Gortat and Nene together again. After all, the Wizards seemed to do just fine with them together on the floor last season. They had a net..." January 19

  • Wizards’ Nene and Gary Neal could return this week from injury

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards, drastically depleted for much of the season, may finally have some reinforcements coming their way this week. Both Nene and Gary Neal participated in Tuesday’s practice, though it didn’t include full-court five-on-five drills because the team only had nine players take part..." January 06

  • Nene says he ‘definitely’ won’t play against Raptors

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards’ disastrous Friday night loss to the Boston Celtics, a 33-point trouncing at TD Bank Garden, may not have been the worst result of the evening. Nene, the team’s backup center, left the game in the first quarter with a left calf strain and after the defeat said he..." November 28

  • Nene returns to practice, game-time decision vs. Pacers

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Nene practiced on Tuesday morning with the Wizards, increasing his chances of playing vs. Indiana Pacers at Verizon Center (CSN, and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET). The backup center, who has had a sore right calf during the preseason and back spams that caused him to..." November 24

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Nene also out with back spasms #WizardsTalk

  • Nene is a better backup than a starter, but he may no longer fit with the Wizards at all

    Washington Post "Nene managed to stay healthy for a good portion of last season, but poor performance and unhappiness about what position he played caused his 2014-15 campaign with the Washington Wizards to be uneven, so it is no surprise change is coming for him when the team takes the hardwood this season:..." October 14

  • Nene will come off bench for Wizards

    Washington Post "At some point in the coming days, before the Washington Wizards kick off their regular season on Oct. 28 in Orlando, Coach Randy Wittman will talk to Nene, as he talks to all of his players, about his role for the upcoming campaign. The conversation with Nene, however, will be different than the..." October 12

  • Wizards stand firm behind Nene -- and they should

    CSN Washington "Ever since the Wizards lost Game 5 to the Atlanta Hawks, on a buzzer-beating putback dunk by Al Horford, Nene has been the focus of the blame at least locally. He should be released. He should be cut. He should be traded. The franchise is better off without him. Most of the backlash has been..." July 25

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Wizards are not actively shopping center Nene, sources told Yahoo Sports.

  • Wizards Exploring Trade Of Nene

    Real GM Basketball "The Washington Wizards are shopping Nene this offseason. Washington would like to trade Nene into another team's cap space to create room to sign David West." July 03

  • Nene's status with Wizards entering the summer

    CSN Washington "The most frequent question that comes up about the Wizards going into next season, and the free-agent period that begins Wednesday, is what will happen with Nene. He's in the final year of a deal that pays him $13 million and appears to have trouble keeping pace during an 82-game season,..." June 29

  • NBA Report: No foul on Nene screen of Carroll

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA review of the final two minutes of Monday’s playoff game between the Hawks and Wizards found that DeMarre Carroll was not fouled on a screen set by Nene. Carroll fell on the play allowing Paul Pierce an open 3-point attempt that would have tied the game with seconds remaining. Pierce..." May 13

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Nene is expected to be back with Wizards tonight against Portland after missing the past two games for personal reasons, a source told Yahoo

  • 438d
    Jorge Castillo @jorgeccastillo

    Wizards say Nene is out for personal reasons.

  • 481d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: John Wall, Paul Pierce, and Martell Webster all available tonight vs. #Suns Nene (sore right foot) is out #WizSuns

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    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Injury Update: Nene (knee) will play tonight, Vucevic (back) OUT for #Magic #WizMagic

  • Nene likely to miss more than game vs. Hawks

    CSN Washington "Nene didn't practice for the second day in a row, and though the Wizards are listing him as "questionable" he will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Atlanta Hawks. "I've got to take care of this thing," he told Nene is going through treatments for plantar fasciitis, a..." November 25

  • Wizards veterans step up to fill void left by latest injury to Nene

    Washington Post "Drew Gooden III has played for 10 teams over his 13 years in the NBA, so when Wizards Coach Randy Wittman turned to him Saturday night in Milwaukee with Washington’s front court suddenly shorthanded, the fact that he hadn’t played in more than two weeks didn’t give him a moment’s pause. “I did..." November 25

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    NBA suspends Wizards' DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas one game each for leaving bench during altercation Monday night.

  • Wizards see bright spots in Nene's summer routine

    CSN Washington "Unlike an offseason ago, when Nene did virtually nothing but rest, he did a 180-degree turn and played for Brazil's national team and the result is coming into camp in top condition. More importantly for the Wizards, he's without injury entering their second day of training camp at Verizon Center..." October 01

  • Nene really wants Gortat back: 'He completes me'

    CSN Washington "Forgive Nene if he sounds like he's quoting lines from Jerry Maguire. He can't help it when talking about Marcin Gortat, who he excelled with in the low post in their first season together with the Wizards. Nene hopes it wasn't the last. Gortat, an unrestricted free agent, sounds like he wants..." May 27

  • Wizards' Nene suspended for Game 4

    CBS Sports "Wizards forward Nene will miss Game 4 after being suspended for grabbing and head-butting Bulls guard Jimmy Butler in Game 3. The play happened with 8:28 left in the fourth quarter as Nene tangled with Butler, then proceeded to grab him around the head/neck and pulled him into his forehead...." April 26

  • Wizards top Bulls as Nene lifts Washington to Game 1 victory, 102-93

    Washington Post "Nene was restless the night before his first playoff game in three years, waking up in his hotel room in the middle of the night, worrying about how he would perform, stressing over how the Washington Wizards would respond to the cacophony of an unfamiliar environment. The excitement and angst..." April 21

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    #Wizards will be without Nene tonight (rest) vs. #Bucks #WizardsTalk

  • 775d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Per Randy Wittman, Nene will return tonight vs. Charlotte. His minutes will be limited #WizBobcats

  • Nene likely to return from injury Wednesday, will have minutes limit

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards should get Nene back as soon as Wednesday, but he won't be able to play significant minutes right away. Good news: Nene is coming back soon. From the sounds of it, he'll play in Wednesday's critical showdown against the Charlotte Bobcats after going through two full practices on..." April 08

  • Wizards expected to have Nene return before the playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Wizards suffered what was perhaps a predictable loss on Saturday, facing a very tough Bulls team on the second night of a back-to-back after beating the Knicks at Madison Square Garden less than 24 hours before. The loss had Washington wondering if things might have been different with Nene..." April 06

  • Wizards’ Nene likely to come off the bench when he returns

    Washington Post "Nene participated in pregame warmups with his teammates, running through shooting drills and layup lines, as he prepares to return from a sprained left knee ligament that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb. 23. The Wizards are still unable to offer a timetable for when the Brazilian big man..." April 06

  • Harrington, Nene near full health

    CSN Washington "The prognosis for the Wizards from here gets better and better. Al Harrington is getting his three-point shot back and the soreness in his right knee appears to have subsided. Oh, and Nene is on track to return to the lineup as expected by the final week of the regular season with the primary goal..." April 03

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene doing a light workout with #wizards trainer Eric Waters. Wearing a brace but moving around okay

  • Wizards’ Nene making progress, still expected to return in April

    Washington Post "The Wizards returned to Washington after a difficult road trip but were greeted to a welcome sight: Nene moving around without crutches. Four weeks into his recovery from a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, Nene is making progress and continues to target an early-April..." March 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nene is expected to be lost to the Wizards for four-to-six weeks, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Wizards' Nene could be done for the season

    CBS Sports "The Wizards just cannot catch a break this season. After finally getting some semblance of continuity and sustained consistency in their play, power forward/center Nene went down Sunday night with a knee injury. Now via Bullets Forever, the Washington Post reports that there is a growing fear..." February 24

  • Wizards vs. Cavaliers: Nene injures knee, but Washington pulls away for 96-83 win

    Washington Post "Nene has set the same screen dozens of times this season, hundreds of times in his career, and emerged unscathed. But when he slid over to cut off Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack in an attempt to free up teammate Bradley Beal, Nene immediately felt a throbbing pain after Jack collided with..." February 24

  • Nene says Kevin Durant gets away with carrying the ball

    CSN Washington "As usual, Kendrick Perkins' face had a scowl, but instead of it being voluntary in hopes of intimidating opponents, this one was from the beating he took -- physically, and later verbally -- from the Wizards. John Wall missed a jump shot in the first quarter, and as Perkins went for the rebound..." February 03

  • Nene sparks Washington to win in his return to starting lineup

    Washington Post "Nene backed into Joakim Noah, watched as Noah dropped on his backside, then spun toward the basket for a powerful dunk and glared while towering over the Chicago Bulls center. The Brazilian big man then came down to the other end of the court and slapped a layup attempt by D.J. Augustin out of..." January 14

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    No #Nene tonight #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizClippers

  • 894d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Martell Webster (ankle) returned to practice. Nene (heel) did not. Bradley Beal (leg) did some work on the court as well #wizards

  • 898d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Nene just talked. Doesn't sound optimistic about playing Mon. Said he was "suffering" #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizNuggets

  • 905d
    Washington Wizards @WashWizards

    Nene (Achilles) will be a gametime decision tonight vs. ATL. Beal (fibula), Harrington (knee), & Porter (hip) all out #WizHawks

  • Nene, Wizards teammates hash things out

    Washington Post "Before he could get the Washington Wizards prepared for Saturday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Coach Randy Wittman felt the need to defuse a potential landmine within his locker room. Following Wednesday’s 92-79 loss in San Antonio, Nene called out “young guys” on the team, asking..." November 16

  • Nene says young Wizards ‘must take their heads out of their butts’

    Washington Post "I was going to make this the quote of the day, but this rant from Nene really deserves top billing. It’s from Michael Lee’s game story following the Wizards’ 92-79 loss to the Spurs last night, dropping Washington to 2-6. “They kicked our butts in the most classy way — playing the right..." November 14

  • Wizards’ Nene, Marcin Gortat quickly form bond in front court

    Washington Post "Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams planned to drive the baseline and sneak past the Washington Wizards’ defense for a quick layup, but his path was cut off by Nene. When Williams elevated the ball just out of Nene’s long reach, center Marcin Gortat came behind Nene to block the..." November 10

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene (left calf) went through shootaround, offered thumbs up when asked if he'd be able to play vs PHI #wizards

  • 930d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    . #Nene is warming up #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizSixers

  • Nene practices but claims still 'sharp pain' in leg

    CSN Washington "After getting an MRI on his left calf, Nene returned to practice Tuesday but the extent of his availability for the Wizards' game at the Philadelphia 76ers still isn't clear. Wednesday's game at Wells Fargo Center tips on CSN at 7 p.m. ET. "I was smart to take the break because if I didn't..." November 05

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    John Wall (back) did not practice. Nene (calf) was limited to running on treadmill. Randy Wittman said both are "game time" vs MIA #wizards

  • 934d
    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    Nene will not play tonight vs. Sixers left calf strain. #WizardsTalk@ #

  • 934d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene (left calf) did not participate in shootaround. He will be a game-time decision #wizards

  • 935d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Wittman downplays severity of Nene's injury. Doesn't say outright he'll play vs #Sixers but pretty much implies he will #WizardsTalk #NBA