HoopsHype Nene rumors


May 20, 2014 Updates

The 31-year-old Nene only played 53 games this season, with injuries to his right Achilles’ tendon and left knee causing him to miss at least 20 games for the third consecutive season. Unlike those other campaigns, Nene enters the offseason with no serious ailments after helping the Wizards go on their deepest postseason run in nine years. “There is a lot of physical, a lot of pound, you never know how your body is going to feel tomorrow, but you always try to do your best,” Nene said. “Injuries are part of this business in this position. Sometimes they say, ‘Man, you been injured a lot.’ For sure, it’s a shock. It’s a shock sport. Some things happen.” Washington Post

April 26, 2014 Updates

Fans giddy about the results in Chicago took to sports-talk radio and Internet message boards to discuss the Wizards’ road to the Eastern Conference championship series. First, the Wizards have to work on playing it cool after falling into the Bulls’ trap. “We had scuffles all three games, basically,” Wittman said. “We have to make sure we don’t lose our composure, where we get thrown out of the game like that. It doesn’t matter who. We just can’t afford that.” True, but Nene is as savvy as any veteran in the league. He knows better. “We have to do a better job,” Wittman continued. “It’s very emotional. It’s a very emotional game and [a] tough game. But you have to be able to maintain so you don’t lose your cool [and] get thrown out. That’s the main thing you have to learn from this.” Washington Post

April 25, 2014 Updates

Nene and Jimmy Butler got into a heated scuffle during the fourth quarter of Game 3 at the Verizon Center Friday night after the Wizards forward elbowed Butler while running back on defense following a made basket. Nene initiated a head-butt with Butler and the Wizards forward grabbed the back of Butler’s neck before the two were separated by teammates and officials. Nene was ejected from the game and Butler received a technical for his part in the altercation. beyondthebuzzer.com

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