HoopsHype Nene rumors


May 19, 2015 Updates

“As much as I love Nene, and I think Nene understands this too, I would love to play with a stretch-four, with a guy who shoots the ball from the three-point line,” Gortat said. “Because that automatically gives me room under the basket to operate and gives me more opportunity to play pick-and-rolls and roll to the paint where the paint is open.” Washington Post

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The big men’s play helped the Wizards overcome a combined 12-for-36 shooting performance by John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce, who was playing his first game in Brooklyn since the Nets declined to keep him on last summer. “Me and Nene, we believe we are some of the most dominant big men in this league,” Gortat said. He added of Nene, “The guy’s a beast, an offensive beast.” New York Times

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Nene participated at the Wizards’ shootaround Wednesday morning. He indicated the knee is sore, but pain in his right foot remains the bigger issue. He said the plan is for him to continue playing the limited role off the bench he did against the Denver Nuggets on Friday and Celtics on Sunday. He logged 18 minutes Friday and 16 minutes Sunday. Washington Post

December 5, 2014 Updates

The Washington Wizards, winners of three straight games, may receive a boost Friday night against the Denver Nuggets. Nene, the team’s starting power forward, could return to face his former team after missing the Wizards’ past five games because of right plantar fasciitis. “We’re going to look to see with him at shootaround tomorrow, and hopefully he can get some time tomorrow,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “But it all depends on, obviously, tomorrow and seeing how he feels. But it’s close.” Washington Post

December 3, 2014 Updates

After Monday's 107-86 blowout of the Miami Heat on Monday, the Wizards (11-5) had a light session and Nene participated partially, but this isn't the first time this has happened. Last week he practiced partially before being held out of the next practice because of fasciitis, a soft-tissue injury that's difficult to treat and makes the heel sore, too. He has missed four consecutive games and is unlikely to suit up for Wednesday's home game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (CSN, CSNwashington.com and NBC Sports Live Extra, 6:30 p.m. ET). "Progressing. He practiced," coach Randy Wittman said Tuesday. "Like I've said, it's day-to-day. I anticipate [Nene playing) at some point here soon so we'll see." CSNWashington.com

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Jason Lloyd: #Cavs starting lineup remains unchanged. Wizards' Nene (plantar fascitis) still out tonight. Beal starting for first time since wrist injury Twitter @JasonLloydABJ

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