HoopsHype Nene rumors

November 6, 2013 Updates

Almost a week after he limped out of the Palace of Auburn Hills with a strained left calf, Nene was back at practice, running the floor and taking set shots afterward. Nene’s status for Wednesday’s game against the surprising Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center remains unclear but the Brazilian big man hopes that he will be available. “All those things are going to be in the coach’s hands and in the trainer’s hands to decide if I got to go or not. I think I can help now. How? We’ll see,” Nene said. “I’m going to try, see how things are going. If I feel something sharp, I need to stop. That’s what the doctor said. If I feel something sharp, I need to stop. But I feel okay after practice.” Washington Post

November 5, 2013 Updates

Michael Lee: Randy Wittman said Trevor Booker will be available vs PHI but Nene will probably still be a GTD based on how his leg responds #wizards Twitter @MrMichaelLee

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Last summer, Nene decided to stay away from basketball to let his body heal and received a negative backlash when Brazil went winless in the FIBA Americas tournament in Venezuela. “If people want to boo because of the national team and those things, they should boo me,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “Because I really thought this was a summer that Nene needed to take off for his body. The summer before he played, he had plantar fasciitis, and played through it. His body needed a recovery. And when you play 100 games, alright, like we do and you get to a point in your career where your body breaks down a little bit, you’ve got to let it recover. That’s what I wanted him to do. So if Brazil wants to be mad, don’t be mad at Nene, be mad at me.” Washington Post

October 13, 2013 Updates

“It’s amazing,” Nene said of the love he has received and given back since returning to his native Brazil. “You don’t need to a lot. Simple gestures here, you can change people’s day or a kid’s life. In my way here, I just try to spend time with them as much as I can. Sign and take pictures. For me, that’s nothing. That’s my job, but that makes a huge impact on their life.” Washington Post

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