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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%: 58/12 | Average Draft Position: 96.00
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Nene returns to help eliminate Bulls


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Wizards forward Nene was back in the lineup Tuesday after serving his one-game suspension, and he played a big part in closing out a series win over the Bulls.

Nene was once again a focal point for the Wizards on offense, scoring 20 points on 10 of 17 shooting in 39 minutes. He added seven rebounds, four assists and one block and steal as the Wizards closed out the series in five games, 75-69.

Nene finished the series averaging 17.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  


Nene hit with one-game suspension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Wizards forward Nene was suspended one game without pay by the NBA following his Game 3 altercation with Jimmy Butler, Comcast SportsNet Chicago reports Saturday. He will sit out Game 4 at home on Sunday before returning to the court Game 5 Tuesday at Chicago.

Nene is averaging 17.0 points,6.3 boards and 3.0 assists through the first three games of the series.

Nene gets ejected after scuffle with Jimmy Butler


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Wizards forward Nene was ejected in Game 3 of the opening round of the playoffs against the Bulls after a fourth quarter altercation with Jimmy Butler.

Nene bumped heads with Butler and shoved him during the altercation, which could have him suspended for Game 4. He finished with 10 points on 5 of 15 from the floor, also adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 29 minutes. He is averaging 17.0 points,6.3 boards and 3.0 assists through the first three games of the series.

Nene getting some rest Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Wizards forward Nene will sit out Saturday's game against the Bucks in order to get some rest, the team announced shortly before tip. Nene is two games into his return from an MCL sprain, so the team does not want to push him back too quickly.

The Wizards have two games left on the schedule after Saturday, with the next coming Monday against the Heat.  


Nene plays well off bench in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Wizards forward Nene was eased back into action in his return from a sprained MCL Wednesday, playing 17 minutes in a 94-88 loss to the Bobcats in overtime.

In his first action after missing 21 games, Nene played 17 minutes off the bench. He played a solid role offensively, scoring 10 points on 5 of 9 shooting, though he did little else, finishing with just one assist and one steal in his limited playing time.

Nene has appeared in 50 games this season, and will likely be eased back over the team's last few. He is averaging 14.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game on the season. 


Nene ready to return vs. Bobcats


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Wizards forward Nene is listed as active for Wednesday's game against the Bobcats, after recovering from a sprained left MCL. Nene has not played in a month and a half due to the injury, but will play at least a limited role Wednesday, though Randy Wittman would not tell reporters prior to the game just how much he plans to play Nene

Nene practices in full Monday, could return Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) For the first time since suffering a sprained left MCL on Feb. 23, Wizards forward Nene was a full participant in practice on Monday, giving him a chance to return on Wednesday against Charlotte, Comcast SportsNet Washington reports. The Wizards have just five games remaining before the start of the postseason.

Nene has missed Washington's last 21 games with the injury. He appeared in 49 games for the Wizards this season, averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 boards per contest.

Nene gets some pregame work with knee brace


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Wizards forward Nene was able to do some pregame work with a brace on his left knee on Friday, SB Nation reports.

Nene has missed his last 19 games and is targeting an early April return from a sprained left MCL. He appeared in 49 games for the Wizards this season, averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 boards per contest.

Nene getting closer to a return?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Wizards forward Nene could be nearing a return, according to the Washington Post on Monday.

Nene traveled with the team and was spotted working on agility drills with trainers while his teammates went through morning shootaround before Monday's tilt against the Bobcats. He has missed his last 17 games while working back from a left knee injury. No timetable has been set for his return.

Nene targeting early April return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Wizards forward Nene has so far managed to avoid any setbacks with his recovery from a sprained MCL, and has shed his crutches according to the Washington Post. Nene has been out a month while recovering from the injury, and has progressed to running on an anti-gravity treadmill.

His initial timetable for returning from the injury was four to six weeks, and the team still believes he can return in early April


Report: MRI reveals sprained MCL for Nene


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Wizards fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as Yahoo Sports reported Monday that Nene 's knee injury is a sprained left MCL. Initial reports indicated a more serious injury for Nene, with some on the team fearing a torn ligament. 

His timetable looks like four-to-six weeks, which could have him missing the rest of the regular season.  


Report: Wizards fear the worst regarding Nene's injured knee


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Though they won't know for sure until they receive results from an MRI on Monday, the Wizards are concerned that Nene 's left knee injury might sideline him for the season, the Washington Post reports. 

Members of the team fear a torn ligament will be revealed, and the report quoted a source who said: "It doesn't look good." 

Nene suffered the injury Sunday against the Cavaliers. He scored 30 points in the game prior against New Orleans, including the game-winning dunk. 


Nene suffers left knee sprain vs. Cavs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Just a day after matching a career-high 30 points and slamming home the game-winning dunk, Wizards forward Nene exited Sunday's game against the Cavaliers with a left knee sprain, Comcast SportsNet Washington reports.

Nene suffered the injury in the third quarter and was unable to return for the remainder of the game. He scored eight points on 4 of 10 shooting, also adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and a block before the injury. He is expected to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, according to NBA.com. His status is now up in the air for Tuesday against Orlando.

Nene posts rare subpar line


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Wizards forward Nene had trouble getting going Wednesday against the Hawks, as he struggled through his worst game of the month in a 114-97 win over the Hawks.

Nene played 31 minutes in the game and scored 10 points, his lowest total in nearly a month. He shot 3 of 9 from the field and 4 of 6 from the free-throw line, while adding six rebounds and a pair of assists. He also turned the ball five times, his highest total since late January.

Nene is putting together a solid February, averaging 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists in nine games.


Nene leads the charge with 18 points


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2014) Wizards forward Nene led his team to a 93-84 victory over the Kings in Sacramento on Sunday with 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting form the field, and 6 of 7 from the charity stripe.

Nene did all of his damage in 35 minutes of game action, also adding five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals. He has averaged 14.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last five games played.

Nene finding his stride


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Wizards forward Nene put together yet another solid performance Saturday, in a 104-101 overtime loss to the Jazz.

Nene scored in the high teens for the third straight game, as he poured in 19 points in 33 minutes. He shot 9 of 16 from the field, and added six rebounds, two assists and one block in the loss.

Nene has struggled with consistency at times in the month of January, but has scored at least 15 points in four of his last seven games. He is averaging 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in the month of January. 


Nene rejoins starting lineup, scores 19 vs. Bulls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Wizards center Nene drew the start for the first time since Dec. 6 and scored 19 points on 9 of 14 shooting from the field, and 1 of 6 from the free throw line in his team's 102-88 victory over the Bulls in Chicago on Monday.

Nene did all of his damage in 36 minutes of game action, also adding five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals. He has averaged 11.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists over his last five games played.

Nene scores 12 off the bench vs. Indiana


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Wizards center Nene was one of only three players to score in double figures in his team's 93-66 defeat to the Pacers Friday night.

Nene went 6 of 15 shooting from the field, missing all three of his attempts from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 12 points, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block while logging 29 minutes of game action off the bench.

Nene has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. He has averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists over that span.

Nene scores team-high 15 points vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Wizards center Nene scored a team-high 15 points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field and 7 of 8 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 101-88 loss to the Raptors Friday.

Nene's 15 points were a team best, but he was outscored by four Raptors in the loss, with a fifth coming close to topping his total. He added just four rebounds and one block in 20 minutes while turning the ball over four times. Nene has averaged 13.7 pointsa nd 5.8 rebounds over 23 games played.


Nene scores 13 off the bench in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Wizards center Nene was one of two players off the bench to score at least 10 points during Friday's loss to the Timberwolves.

Nene went 4 of 10 shooting from the field and 5 of 8 from the charity stripe. He finished the game with 13 points and five rebounds while logging 22 minutes of game action in a 120-98 defeat.

Nene has scored in double figures in each of his first three games back from a foot injury -- all of them off the bench. He is averaging 14.3 points and 5.3 rebounds over that span.

Nene scores 17 points in return vs. Brooklyn


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) Wizards center Nene returned from a foot injury Wednesday to score 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting in his team's 113-107 win over the Nets.

Nene played just 23 minutes in the win, which represents a season low for the Wizards center in an appearance, as he came back from a four-game absence. He added three rebounds, two assists and two steals off the bench.


Nene probable to play Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) Wizards center Nene took part in the team's shootaround Wednesday and is probable to play against the Nets Wednesday, the Washington Post reports.

Nene has missed the last four games with a foot injury. He has averaged 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over 16 games played.


Still sidelined, Wednesday return possible for Nene


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2013) Wizards forward Nene (foot) was unable to play Monday against the Knicks, but could be back on the floor soon. Coach Randy Wittman told the Washington Post Monday he thinks Nene could be back from his four-game absence Wednesday, when the Wizards play in Brooklyn. 

Nene not ready to return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2013) Wizards center Nene was ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Clippers, head coach Randy Wittman told reporters, according to NBA.com. Nene has missed three straight games with a foot injury. He was averaging 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game before getting hurt.

Nene, Bradley Beal can't go through shootaround Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Wizards guard Bradley Beal (leg) and center Nene (foot) were both unable to participate in Friday's shootaround, according to the Washington Post. Neither player is expected to play in Friday's game against the Hawks.