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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: 13 | Owned/Started%: 60/29 | Average Draft Position: 102.02
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Wizards F Nene: I don't want to play center, but can be sub


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Wizards forward Nene has declared his distaste for the center position as well as a willingness to come off the bench next season, per the Washington Post.

Asked if he would mind playing center, he replied "I hope not."

Nene, who was outfought by Atlanta forward Al Horford for a critical rebound that cost his team Game 5 of its second-round series, struggled through most of the postseason. Aside from the two middle games against the Hawks, he shot just 21-of-59 from the field.


Wizards center Nene able to practice Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Wizards center Nene was able to participate in Thursday's practice, reports CSNWashington.com.

Nene was held out of the last two games of the season to rest a shoulder issue.

The Wizards are 4 1/2-point underdogs to the Raptors for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.


Wizards forwards Paul Pierce, Nene out for Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Wizards forwards Paul Pierce and Nene will miss the regular season finale Wednesday for rest, coach Randy Wittman said per Cleveland.com.

Pierce was held out three games earlier in the month for rest before playing the last four in a row. He finishes the regular season averaging 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 73 games. Nene only played two of the last seven games to end the season to rest an ailing shoulder injury. He averaged 11.0 and 5.1 rebounds in 67 games this season.

The Wizards are currently 8-point underdogs against the Cavaliers Wednesday.


Wizards bench C Nene, SG Temple for Tuesday night game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Wizards center Nene (shoulder) and shooting guard Garrett Temple (hamstring) are set to sit Tuesday night against host Indiana. The game is critical only to the Pacers, who are trying to hang on to a playoff spot.

Wizards center Nene will play Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Wizards center Nene is available to play in Friday's game at Brooklyn, reports The Washington Post.

Nene has missed the last three games in order to rest a shoulder issue. He was also able to participate in Friday's shootaround.

The Wizards are 5 1/2-point underdogs.


Wizards G John Wall, C Nene to rest, won't play Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Wizards coach Randy Wittman said guard John Wall and center Nene will not play against the 76ers on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post

The reason for sitting is to rest. Wall is averaging 17.5 points and 10.0 assists per game. Nene is averaging 11.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. 


Wizards' Nene, Pierce out Friday against Knicks to rest


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/3/2015) Wizards center Nene and forward Paul Pierce will not play Friday against the Knicks in order to rest, reports Comcast SportsNet.

Pierce sat out Wednesday's game for rest and did not practice on Thursday.

Pierce (12.2 per game) and Nene (11.0 per game) are the third and fifth, respectively, leading scorers this season for the Wizards.

Wizards will have Nene back for Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) After missing the last two games because of personal reasons, the Wizards will have center Nene back for Monday's game against the Trail Blazers, reports The Washington Post.

Nene was able to attend Monday's shootaround. In 56 games, Nene is averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds.

The Wizards are 1 1/2-point favorites.


Wizards forwards Nene, Kris Humphries out for Saturday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Wizards forwards Nene and Kris Humphries will both miss Saturday's game against the Kings, the team announced.

Nene has missed practice the last two days for personal reasons and remains away from the team. Humphries is dealing with a groin injury that has forced him to miss the last seven games for Washington. 

The Wizards are currently 10 1/2-point favorites.


Wizards' Nene to miss Thursday's game due to personal reasons


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) The Wizards cited personal reasons as to why center Nene will not be available to play in Thursday's game against the Grizzlies, reports The Washington Post. With Nene out, Drew Gooden will replace him in the starting lineup.

The Wizards are 8-point favorites. 


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 | Senior Analyst
(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 | Senior Analyst
(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.