WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Wizards forward Nene has returned to practice after being sidelined six weeks with a sprained knee.
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.
The Wizards have typically struggled in the past when Nene has been hurt, but they managed to go 12-9 without him and clinch the team's first playoff berth since 2008.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Celtics vs. Cavs Game 4 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers bounce back after an embarrassing loss when they host the Boston Celtics tonight in Game 4 at...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Game 4 Pick Will the Golden State Warriors continue their dominance of the San Antonio Spurs when they meet up in Game...
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Cavs Game 3 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers show any mercy to the Boston Celtics when the two meet in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Spurs Game 3 Pick As the Western Conference Finals shift to the home of the San Antonio Spurs, will they be able to hang with the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the series tonight...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Celtics Game 2 Pick Will the Cleveland Cavaliers cruise to another big win when they face the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight at...

NBA Team Pages