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Nene has been suspended for one regular season game for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Monday's preseason game versus the Bulls, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Nene was rested by coach Randy Wittman for Monday's game, but will still be disciplined for his action during a run-in between teammate Paul Pierce and Bulls' center Joakim Noah. As a result, Nene will miss Washington's season opener against the Heat, which should allow Kris Humphries to start at power forward in his Wizards' debut.

Nene PF/C WAS 13 Days

Nene sat out Monday's preseason opener for the Wizards due to a coach's decision, play-by-play man Glenn Consor reports.

Nene is healthy and fine. The Wizards are simply playing it safe with their habitually injured big man. Kris Humphries was given the start at power forward in Nene's absence. Unless a report comes out that specifies that Nene has an injury, prospective fantasy owners shouldn't worry too much at this point. With it being early in the preseason, the Wizards likely just want to avoid putting any extra wear on his tires, and Nene's absence gives them a chance to get a better look at their offseason acquisitions.

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Nene has committed to playing for the Brazilian national team this summer in the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Nene received national criticism for sitting out the FIBA Americas Tournament, despite the fact he was nursing a sore left foot. His injury history is well documented, only playing a full 82-game season once and missing 29 games this year with an Achilles and knee injury. Still, Nene feels a deep sense of responsibility in representing his country. "I have responsibility," he said. "I have a lot of children who look for me, so I need to do the right thing."

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Nene has been slumping in the Wizards' second-round series vs. Indiana, averaging 10.2 points on 35.9 percent shooting, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30 minutes per game.

His lackluster play is a stark contrast with the first round, when he torched Joakim Noah and the Bulls, and coach Randy Wittman has trimmed Nene's minutes to the mid-20s over the past two games. His 5-of-14 shooting at the charity stripe hasn't helped his cause and Washington can only hope that he finds a groove during another potential elimination game on Thursday.

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Nene suffered a sprained ankle in the first quarter of Wednesday's loss and returned in the second quarter, finishing with 14 points, five boards, two assists and one block in 36 minutes.

He didn't look to roll his ankle too badly and he just needed to be re-taped. Nene isn't the most durable player in the league and perhaps his ankle swells up on him, but he should be ready for Game 3 on Friday night.

Nene PF/C WAS 6 Months

Nene went to the locker room in the first quarter of Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers due to an apparent left ankle sprain.

He suffered a left MCL sprain in March, so this is to the same leg. Nene stepped on George Hill's foot and it caused his ankle to turn. There should be an update coming from the team soon. Drew Gooden will look to step it up and build off his impressive double-double in Game 1.

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Nene returned from his suspension on Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 10-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes.

The Wizards' veteran PF was rested and he once again tormented Joakim Noah with his mid-range jumpers, passing and ability to bully his way into rebounding position. The Wizards' speedy five-game series win gives Nene plenty of time to rest before taking on the winner of the Pacers vs. Hawks series in the second round.

Nene PF/C WAS 6 Months

Nene will return from his one-game suspension for Tuesday's Game 5.

Nene said that he was "in ecstacy" while watching the Wizards' spirited Game 4 effort, which resulted in a victory that gave Washington a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Bulls have struggled to control Nene in the series and he's looked fine while playing heavy minutes, so he could be in for another big night on Tuesday.

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Nene has officially been suspended for Sunday's Game 4 for grabbing Jimmy Butler's neck, head-butting him and attempting to throw him down.

It's debatable whether Nene actually head-butted Butler, but he definitely went overboard with his actions and appeared to take a swing once the two were separated, so the suspension comes as no surprise. It's a crushing blow for the Wizards, but on the plus side Marcin Gortat seems to have avoided punishment for leaving the bench during the brief fight. Gortat and Trevor Booker will both see their roles increase in Game 4, while guys like Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin may also be called upon in Nene's absence.

Nene PF/C WAS 6 Months

Nene was ejected in the fourth quarter of Friday's game for an altercation with Jimmy Butler.

They were lightly touching each other after a basket, then all of the sudden Nene literally went face to face with Jimmy. He touched Butler's head and the two got into it, but no punches were thrown. Nene finished with 10 points, four boards, three assists, two steals and five turnovers. He'll likely get a fine and it wouldn't be a total shock to see him get suspended.