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42 Nene C
Height/Weight: 6-11/250 | Birthdate: 9/13/1982 | Birthplace: Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil | Team: Washington Wizards | College: None | NBA Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 66/29 | Average Draft Position: 102.05
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Wizards' Paul Pierce, Nene available Saturday vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Wizards coach Randy Wittman said small forward Paul Pierce and center Nene are available for Saturday's game against the Raptors, the Washington Post reports.

Pierce missed Tuesday's game with a toe injury before returning Wednesday, but he was absent from Friday's practice, leaving his availability against the Raptors in doubt. Nene was unable to play Wednesday due to a sore right foot.

The Wizards are 5-point home favorites against the Raptors Saturday.


Wizards' Martell Webster available, Nene out Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Wizards shooting guard Martell Webster (knee) is available for Wednesday's game against the Suns, while power forward Nene (foot) has been ruled out, the team announced.

Webster suffered a knee injury in Tuesday's win over the Lakers and did not return, playing just six minutes and scoring five points. Nene will be missing his first game since Dec. 8 because of a sore right foot.

The Wizards are 6 1/2-point underdogs in Phoenix Wednesday.


Wizards' Nene produces third 20-point game this season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Wizards forward Nene hit the 20-point mark for the third time this season, scoring 20 on 8-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Knicks. Nene grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

He'll take on the Bulls on Friday.


Nene will attempt to play on Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Wizards center Nene will play against the Thunder on Friday.

Nene left Tuesday's game with an ankle injury, and missed Thursday's practice due to the issue. Despite that, he'll attempt to play through the pain on Friday. Nene is averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. 


Wizards' Nene says he's playing Friday against the Thunder


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) Wizards forward Nene told reporters at shootaround he will play Friday against the Thunder. Nene has been dealing with an ankle injury which kept him from practicing Thursday. He is currently considered questionable for the matchup.

He is averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 24 games this season.

The Wizards are 6 1/2-point underdogs Friday against Oklahoma City.


Wizards center Nene unable to practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Wizards center Nene was unable to practice on Thursday.

Nene left Tuesday's game due to an ankle sprain, and will need more time to recover. The team is set to take on the Thunder on Friday. Nene is averaging 9.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. 


Wizards' Nene leaves Tuesday's game with ankle sprain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Wizards center Nene had to leave Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks with a sprained left ankle.

Before the injury, Nene scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 16 minutes.

The Wizards next play Friday at Oklahoma City and Nene told reporters after the game he's unsure if he'll be able to play, reports The Washington Post.


Wizards PF Nene scores 20 points vs. Heat


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) Wizards power forward Nene shared the team scoring lead Friday with 20 points on 8 of 10 shooting in his team's 105-103 win over the Heat.

Nene's excellent performance marked his second-best scoring production of the season behind a 22-point game on Nov. 1. He also picked up six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action Friday. The Wizards will square off with the Suns Sunday.


Wizards' Nene expects to play Wednesday vs. Magic


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Wizards center Nene was able to participate in the team’s shootaround Wednesday and told reporters he plans to play Wednesday at Orlando, reports The Washington Post.

Wizards coach Randy Wittman also told reporters Nene will be available to play Wednesday. Nene has been bothered by soreness in his right knee and pain in his right foot.


Nene considered questionable following Wednesday's shootaround


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Wizards center Nene took part in Wednesday's shootaround. However, he is still considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic. 

He sat out Monday's game against the Celtics due to right knee soreness.


Wizards declare Nene out Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Wizards announced center Nene will not play Monday against the Celtics.

After missing five games with a foot injury, Nene was able to return to the court Friday and played Sunday as well. However, the Wizards cited soreness in his right knee as to why he would not be available Monday.

The Wizards next play Wednesday at Orlando.


Wizards F/C Nene returns to court Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) Wizards forward/center Nene was back in action Friday night against Denver. He scored eight points and tied a team-high with eight rebounds in a lopsided win.

Nene missed the previous five games with a foot injury.


Wizards hopeful on Nene's status for Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Wizards coach Randy Wittman said he hopes forward Nene, who's missed five straight games with a foot injury, will return Friday night against the Nuggets, reports the Washington Post. Nene practiced Thursday and will be evaluated at Friday's shootaround.

Wizards' Paul Pierce misses practice, Nene participates fully


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Wizards forward Paul Pierce did not practice Thursday with a toe injury. He left Wednesday's game against the Lakers with the injury. Pierce is averaging 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. 

While Nene, however, participated fully in practice. He has missed the Wizards last five games after leaving the team's Nov. 22 game against the Bucks with a foot injury. 

The Wizards will host the Nuggets Friday. 


Wizards' Nene officially out Wednesday against the Lakers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Wizards forward Nene will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday when Washington takes on the Lakers. 

Nene is dealing with a foot injury, which he's still progressing from. He is averaging 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. 


Wizards center Nene will not play Monday vs. Heat


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Wizards announced center Nene will not play Monday against the Heat. It will mark the fourth straight game Nene has missed while dealing with plantar fasciitis.


Wizards center Nene misses shootaround Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Wizards center Nene was not at shootaround Monday, reports The Washington Post.

Nene is listed as questionable for Monday’s game against the Heat. He has missed the last three game while recovering from plantar fasciitis.


Wizards' Nene, Garrett Temple questionable Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Wizards center Nene and shooting guard Garrett Temple are listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Heat.

Nene was able to practice Sunday for the first time in more than a week, the Washington Post reports. He has missed the team's last three games while recovering from plantar fasciitis. Temple, who is dealing with a sore heel, played less than a minute Wednesday before seeing no action at all Saturday.


Wizards' Nene expected to miss multiple games with plantar fasciitis


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Wizards coach Randy Wittman confirmed forward Nene will not play Tuesday night against Atlanta. Nene is receiving treatment for plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which will likely keep him sidelined for multiple games, Comcast SportsNet Washington reports.

"I've got to take care of this thing," Nene said.

Nene missed some time last season with the same issue and when he returned, Wittman had him on a minutes restriction. It's too early to tell with Wittman will do the same thing once the Brazilian-born center returns to action.


Wizards coach Randy Wittman: Nene could miss 'a game or two'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Wizards forward Nene visited a foot specialist on Monday, coach Randy Wittman told reporters, per the Washington Post. Wittman indicated Nene could miss "a game or two" with a right foot injury, but does not believe he'll be sidelined for an extended period of time.

In 11 games, he is averaging 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.


Wizards forward Nene misses practice Monday


(11/24/2014) Wizards forward Nene missed practice Monday with a foot injury. Nene injured his foot during Saturday's game against the Bucks and did not return. 

Nene is averaging 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. 


Wizards PF Nene out with plantar fascia injury Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Wizards power forward Nene has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Bucks with a plantar fascia injury in his right foot, the team announced.

Nene played just six minutes in the first half, scoring two points on 1 of 2 shooting. He was averaging 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 10 games coming into Saturday's matchup. The Wizards are off for the next two days before facing the Hawks Tuesday.


Report: Nene practices, expected to play Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Despite injuring his shoulder in Wednesday’s win over the Pistons, Wizards PF Nene practiced Friday and is expected to play Saturday against Orlando, according to the Washington Post.

Through seven games, Nene is averaging 11.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.


Wizards PF Nene injures shoulder Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Wizards power forward Nene said he injured his shoulder in Wednesday's win over the Pistons and will be evaluated Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Nene played 27 minutes in the win, scoring eight points 4 of 9 shooting while tallying four rebounds, one assist and one steal. He averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds in six games coming into Wednesday's game. If Nene is forced to miss time, Kris Humphries may see a bump in playing time.


Wizards set to get DeJuan Blair, Nene back Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Wizards forward DeJuan Blair and center Nene are set to return Thursday against the Magic.

Both players were suspended for opening night after leaving the bench during a preseason altercation. Nene averaged 14.2 points per game last season. Blair averaged 6.4 points last year.