Filling the 6-foot-11, 260-pound void left in the lineup by injured Nene will be no small task. It may even take a committee of veterans to do so, but it will be a great test of Washington’s meddle as they make their final playoff push.
After initial fears of a season-ending knee injury, Washington Wizards forward Nene only has a sprained MCL, the team has confirmed.
Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.
The Washington Wizards had a 34-point lead against the Miami Heat reduced to single digits Wednesday night before holding on for a 114-97 victory in Greg Oden’s first game in more than four years.
John Wall and Nene had 19 points apiece, Trevor Ariza scored 16 and the Washington Wizards beat the Chicago Bulls 102-88 on Monday night.
Bradley Beal scored 26 points and Nene added 24, leading the Washington Wizards to a 98-91 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
With rumors of dissent swirling, the Cleveland Cavaliers found a surefire remedy — a virtuoso performance by slumping All-Star Kyrie Irving.
A 19-point effort from Nene wasn’t enough for the Wizards to beat the Nets as Jason Kidd’s squad delivered him a 111-106 overtime victory in his coaching debut.
Now that the sub-thirty win season is in the books for the Wizards, everyone can focus on the future and what the team should do in the draft. For Bradley Beal, who just finished his own rookie campaign, the answer is tall and can shoot threes.
Nene will play the first true home game of his NBA career next October when the Washington Wizards face the Chicago Bulls in a preseason tilt in Brazil.