It appeared that the Wizards wouldn't have Nene for the second game in a row as they play the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center on Saturday (CSN, 7 p.m. ET).
Nene, however, is in the starting lineup despite having had a sore right Achilles.
Al Harrington (right knee) was inactive again.
Nene was replaced in the starting lineup by Jan Vesely in Friday's 93-73 loss at the Indiana Pacers. Vesely failed to attempt a field goal or score a point as the offense stagnated.
The Hawks won't have Kyle Korver (rib contusion) or Lou Williams, who is being held out because of minute restrictions.