Despite being sent from a playoff contender to one of the worst teams in the league, Nene is excited about providing the Washington Wizards with a boost.
The New Jersey Nets, meanwhile, continue to falter despite making a major acquisition last week as well.
Nene is expected to make his Wizards debut as visiting Washington and New Jersey both try to avoid a sixth defeat in seven games Wednesday night.
Just three games ahead of NBA-worst Charlotte, Washington (10-34) acquired Nene from Denver along with Brian Cook and a future second-round pick in exchange for JaVale McGee, Ronny Turiaf and Nick Young in a three-team trade Thursday. Despite being short-handed, the Wizards managed to defeat New Orleans 99-89 that night - their only win during their current six-game trek.
While Cook scored three points in limited minutes during Sunday's 97-92 loss at Memphis, Washington could finally reap the full benefits of its deal with Nene expected to play. The Brazil native, who played in...