Nene confident in return from foot ailment

Nene confident in return from foot ailment
December 18, 2013, 9:00 am
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Wizards all smiles as they prepare for Nets

Washington Wizards forward Nene (left) talks with teammate Marcin Gortat (right) during the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 92-79.

(Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK -- Nene took the court again Wednesday morning for the second time in a row and fully practiced, and unless there's an 11th-hour flare up with his right foot, he'll play tonight vs. the Brooklyn Nets (CSN, 7:30). The team, however, still calls him a game-time decision. 

Nene has missed the last four games with soreness. His absence has made it difficult for Marcin Gortat, who has had to take on some of his duties playing in the high post and facilitating. 

"We're talking about my Achilles. I just been doing everything I could to feel better. I've seen progress," Nene said. "I feel much, much better. It's a step. A day-by-day step and reduce the pain. I'm ready to go."

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With Bradley Beal and Martell Webster back in the lineup, that leaves Al Harrington (right knee) as the only missing piece from the roster. Glen Rice (right wrist) is with the team but appears unlikely to play after hurting himself in a postgame celebration in Monday's 102-101 win at the New York Knicks.