Maybyner Rodney Hilário aka Nene and his one ball, will be playing with the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night in New Jersey. I've been ignoring Nene for the last few days because quite frankly I cared more about the players who left than the players that arrived.
It is hard to believe that this is Nene's 10th season in the league after being drafted 7th overall in the 2002 NBA Draft. Remember Jan Vesely was picked 6th this year. Wow look at all the top 10 draft picks we have!
Nene has been averaging around 14 points, 7 boards, and 1 block per game at this point in his career which is quite pedestrian. The thinking with Nene is he will bring some non-knuckleheadedness to this struggling basketball team.
Kevin Seraphin has been playing quite well since McGee has left and Nene is going to take away some of the youngster's playing time. I wouldn't be surprised if the upper management opted to give Seraphin some key minutes over Nene however.
Another likely outcome is that Nene gets hurt again (Josh Howard style) after infusing some energy and excitement into the team. He has only played in every game for 1 out of 10 seasons.
Again the key to this story is that JaVale McGee is gone...