Nene Addresses Teammates, Team Looking to Move On

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Jeremy Hyman

After Wednesday night's loss in San Antonio, Nene had what he called a "frustration moment", as he made some comments to the press that sent off a few alarms. 

"Our young guys must take their heads out their butts and play the right way because I'm getting tired of this. I'm going to be honest. The way [the Spurs'] young players play, it's beautiful because they commit to do the right thing. They move. They cut. They help each other. It's amazing the way they play, simple basketball. I wish our young guys who think they know a lot of things, who think they are smart and they just got in the league. What make me mad, after a game like that, they look at stats."

Over the course of a season, these kind of things happen.  The Wizards had just lost their third and final game of a roadtrip and frustration had mounted. But, it's always best to address these issues right away and that's what the team did in order to avoid it lingering into the year and causing any distractions.   Sometimes these things can bring a group closer together and that's what the Wizards hope will come out of this. 

Nene indicated that he had a conversation with a few of the guys about his comments and apologized for making them public. "At the end of the day these are my teammates, my family. We go to war together, we need to grab each others hands and be together." - Nene

Nene's Full Interview


John Wall on Nene's comments, coming together as a team, and Saturday night's matchup against Kyrie Irving and the Cavs:

Randy Wittman on the state of the team, injury updates on Ariza and Harrington, and more:

Al Harrington on his sore knee, (which he expects to keep him out of Saturday night's #WizCavs game), Nene's comments and how he appreciated him talking with his teammates today:

On the injury front, Harrington indicated that he had an MRI on yesterday that revealed some inflammation in his knee and he will meet again with the doctor on Monday to devise a plan of action. He said he's unlikely to be available tomorrow night vs. Cleveland.

Randy Wittman indicated that he anticipated Trevor Ariza (hamstring) to be out for a few games, but was not sure of a timetable. He said there was some swelling in there and until that subsided they would then be able to get a better prognosis.

If both Ariza and Harrington miss tomorrow's #WizCavs game, the Wizards will be without four of their wing players, as Chris Singleton (foot) and Otto Porter (hip). are already out with ailments. Martell Webster is expected to step in to the starting lineup in Ariza's place.  

This could also mean more minutes for Glen Rice Jr., Garrett Temple, and some of the other guys on the roster who have yet to crack the regular rotation.

#WizCavs tips from Verizon Center at 7pm tomorrow.

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