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Nene
PPG RPG APG
14.2 5.5 2.9
Team: WashingtonHeight: 6-11 Born: 9/13/1982
Position: F-CWeight: 267 Birthplace: Sao Carlos, Brazil
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Knicks (2002)


Latest News
Apr. 11 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)05:2223:22 ET10:22 PM CT2:22 - Nene scored 17 points on Friday night in just his second game back after missing more than a month of action because of a sprained knee.
Analysis: The Washington big man has scored in double-figures in both games since returning and should be ready to go when the playoffs tip off next week.
Apr. 8 12:45 PM PT1:45 PM MT2:45 PM CT3:45 PM ET19:45 GMT3:45 12:45 PM MST2:45 PM EST23:45 UAE21:4515:45 ET2:45 PM CT18:45 - Nene plans to ease himself back when he returns Wednesday from a knee injury. He expects to see limited minutes when Washington hosts the Charlotte Bobcats in a pivotal game in Eastern Conference playoff seeding.
Analysis: Nene returned to practice this week for the first time spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Feb. 23. Nene said Tuesday his whole body is sore and he needs to get back to his "old condition." He has five games to return to full basketball shape in time for the playoffs.
Apr. 7 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST21:41 UAE19:4113:41 ET12:41 PM CT16:41 - Nene has returned to practice after being sidelined six weeks with a sprained knee.
Analysis: Nene practiced Monday for the first time since he was injured Feb. 23 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Randy Wittman said Nene did ''almost'' everything the Brazilian would do in a regular practice. The coach said he would wait to see how things go on Tuesday before deciding whether Nene plays Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, a pivotal game for playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference.
Feb. 23 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CT3:30 - Wizards forward Nene has a sprained MCL in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.
Analysis: Nene was injured in the third quarter of Sunday night's win at Cleveland. The Wizards said Monday that an MRI revealed the extent of the injury. The loss of Nene is a severe blow to Washington's hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Feb. 22 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CT3:24 - Nene matched a career high with 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting in Saturday's victory over New Orleans.
Analysis: It was a rare offensive explosion for Nene, who was coming off a 10-point, 3-for-9 shooting performance three days earlier.
Dec. 10 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST9:19 UAE06:190:19 ET11:19 PM CT3:19 - Brook Lopez and Nene are both playing, giving the Brooklyn Nets and Washington Wizards their full complement of big men
Analysis: Nene has missed the last four games with right foot tendinitis. Washington coach Randy Wittman didn't say if he would start or how much he would play.
Nov. 29 8:13 PM PT9:13 PM MT10:13 PM CT11:13 PM ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST8:13 UAE05:1323:13 ET10:13 PM CT2:13 - Nene returned Saturday with 13 points and 12 boards.
Analysis: Nene sat out Friday due to a sore right Achilles tendon.
Nov. 26 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CT2:03 - Nene scored a career-best 30 points in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Analysis: Nene is averaging 19.3 points over his last six games while hitting 53.3 percent of his shots.
Nov. 2 10:27 PM PT11:27 PM MT12:27 AM CT1:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:271:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Nene returned to action and had 10 points in Wednesday's 116-102 win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nene had been dealing with a sore calf.

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