Nene RUMORS & NEWS

  • 7d
    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

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

  • 10d
    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

  • 24d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene doing a light workout with #wizards trainer Eric Waters. Wearing a brace but moving around okay pic.twitter.com/4bqWp2D4pw

  • 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

  • 54d
    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

    CBSSports.com "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

  • 126d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    No #Nene tonight #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizClippers

  • 130d
    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

  • 133d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

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

  • 140d
    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

  • 165d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

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

  • 165d
    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    . #Nene is warming up #WizardsTalk #NBA #WizSixers pic.twitter.com/YgSRqSUycI

  • 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

  • 168d
    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

  • 169d
    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

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

  • 170d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

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

  • 171d
    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

  • Nene injures calf in loss to Pistons

    CSN Washington "Marcin Gortat may start sooner than expected. The 6-11 center came off the bench for nine points and nine rebounds in his debut in a Wizards uniform, but an injury to Nene could speed up the timetable. After the game, Nene could be seen limping as he left the locker room and it's a left..." October 31

  • 187d
    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Nene will not be available vs MIA. Randy Wittman said he stayed behind in Brazil for family/personal reasons. Expected for NYK #wizards

  • Wizards’ Nene receives poor reception in Brazil homecoming

    Washington Post "Eschewing their traditional warmup tops the Washington Wizards decided to go with a look that signified the importance of playing the first preseason game in the homeland of their one-named big man. With Nene back home to play his first game in front of his countrymen in more than 11 years the..." October 13

  • Nene won't face limits on playing time

    CSN Washington "The Wizards open training camp Sept. 29 but most of the 15-man roster already has begun preliminary work at Verizon Center. Coach Randy Wittman recently talked to CSN Washington about the task ahead for a team that only won 29 games last season and hasn't made the playoffs since 2008 but is..." September 09

  • Nene comes back healthy, begins training

    CSN Washington "After rehabilitating all summer Nene is back and training with the Wizards a little less than a month before training camp begins. He is joined this week by the Wizards' key free agent acquisition Eric Maynor. Al Harrington who signed in August as a free agent has yet to report because he is..." September 05

  • Nene's health rebounding in time for camp

    CSN Washington "Nene has done exactly what the Wizards had hoped this off-season. Nothing. By the end of this month the 7-foot power forward/center will be back at Verizon Center and training with the Wizards. He’ll train here for four weeks at Verizon Center leading into training camp which begins in..." August 02

  • Nene will sit out Washington Wizards’ final two games with nagging injuries

    Washington Post "Nene may have been better served to just step into a freezer after each game this season. Over the course of another grueling campaign, the Washington Wizards veteran’s nightly recovery routine gradually increased from resting one foot in a bucket of ice to soaking both feet, to covering both..." April 15

  • Nene declares himself out for last two games

    CSN Washington "It wasn't too surprising that Nene declared himself out for the final two games of the season after the Wizards' practice on Sunday morning. Coach Randy Wittman, however, just wasn't aware that he wouldn't have his starting power forward for Monday's game at the Brooklyn Nets and Wednesday's at..." April 14

  • Wizards’ Nene expects to return against Chicago

    Washington Post "Nene removed an ice bag from his right knee after the Wizards lost to Golden State on March 23 and shook his head as he spoke to head athletic trainer Eric Waters. A few minutes before, Nene had complained about the taxing, physical grind of battling in the low post. Two days later, Nene..." April 02

  • 384d
    Washington Wizards @

    Nene (knee) & Beal (ankle) will be gametime decisions tonight #WizRaptors

  • 387d
    Washington Wizards @

    Beal out tonight (ankle)... Price (groin), Webster (abdomen), Ariza (flu), Nene (knee), Collins (flu) all gametime decisions #WizMagic

  • 389d
    Washington Wizards @

    INJURY UPDATE: Beal (ankle) & Price (groin) out tonight.. Nene (knee), Webster (abdomen), & Ariza (flu) gametime decisions

  • Wizards won't have Ariza, Nene or Webster on Monday vs. Memphis

    CSN Washington "Coach Randy Wittman told forward Trevor Ariza to take Monday morning off as the Wizards had a light practice before playing the Memphis Grizzlies, but it didn't help. The Wizards' sixth man will miss his second game in a row because of the flu. He last played vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on..." March 25

  • Nene trade verdict: One year in, still worth it

    Bullets Forever "I guess the question to ask here is: Are the Wizards better off over the next few years with Nene than they would be otherwise? There are two things to keep in mind here: Nene's acquisition caused the Wizards to take on more immediate salary so they could offload Nick Young and JaVale..." March 08

  • Nene trade: Will the future bring as much happiness as the present?

    Bullets Forever "By now, you've read largely happy reviews about Nene's on-court impact and his locker-room presence. You've also read that while his contract is long, it's easy to argue paying him for four more years is preferable to paying JaVale McGee a little less for the same amount of time. So far, a lot has..." March 08

  • 412d
    Craig Stouffer @

    Nene is back for the Wizards.

  • Nene, Price participate in full practice

    CSN Washington "Nene and A.J. Price, who sat out the Wizards’ 96-88 loss to the New York Knicks, fully practiced Saturday but will be game-time decisions. The Wizards, who have lost two in a row after stringing together three consecutive wins, face the Philadelphia 76ers at Verizon Center on Sunday (CSN, 6..." March 03

  • Nene practices, could play vs. Knicks

    CSN Washington "Nene did practice Friday after sitting out the last game with a right shoulder injury and could suit up for tonight’s game vs. the New York Knicks. Coach Randy Wittman said before practice that the power forward would test his shooting arm, injured in Monday's 90-84 win at the Toronto Raptors,..." March 01

  • Wizards’ Nene comes up big to end road losing skid in Milwaukee

    Washington Post "Nene left a pretty good indication that he was serious about ending the Wizards’ recent road slide in the first quarter of their 102-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Brazilian big man caught a pass from John Wall and dunked with such authority, his leg kicked out wildly and the elastic..." February 12

  • Nene perseveres 5 years after beating cancer

    Bullets Forever "Five years ago, Nene was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He worked very hard to beat the disease, and that journey has shaped who he is today. Michael Lee of the Washington Post has an excellent feature story on Nene's state of mind, five years later. Here's my favorite part: But when the..." February 11

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