Nene and A.J. Price, who sat out the Wizards’ 96-88 loss to the New York Knicks, fully practiced Saturday but will be game-time decisions.
The Wizards, who have lost two in a row after stringing together three consecutive wins, face the Philadelphia 76ers at Verizon Center on Sunday (CSN, 6 ET).
Nene, who injured his right (shooting) shoulder in Monday’s 90-84 win at the Toronto Raptors, also missed Wednesday’s 96-95 loss to the Detroit Pistons.
He scrimmaged after the practice as he battled with backup center Kevin Seraphin.
As Seraphin attempted to dribble his way into the paint, Nene pulled the chair from under him by backing off. Seraphin fell to the court and it led to the game-winning shot by Nene from about 16 feet. He played without a support on it though the shoulder was immediately wrapped with ice.
“He was better (Friday) than he was (going into) Detroit. He did some conditioning and work today on the floor. He was better today than he was yesterday. Does that spell definitely he’s going to play? I can’t say that. We’ll have to see after the work he put in today where we are tomorrow."
Price has been solid in backing up John Wall at point guard. Price shot 8-for-13 in the last two games in which he played. He couldn't play vs. the Knicks because of a thigh contusion.
Garrett Temple will assume the role if Price isn't able to play.
"He's been out on the floor, cardio, running, playing," Wittman said of Price's practice Saturday. "We'll have to evaluate him tomorrow, too."
If Nene isn't able to play, it will be Trevor Booker or Chris Singleton to get the call. Each has started in his place.