For Nene to be absent isn't all that unusual for the Wizards.
The big man sat out 21 games last season and admits he's still not at full strength because of a sore left foot and knees.
Each time it looked like John Wall had a stiff test ahead of him, it didn't come to fruition.
Even without Derrick Rose (left knee) and Joakim Noah (groin), the Chicago Bulls have too much of everything for the Wizards, who lost their second consecutive preseason game.
There's a new twist on the injury front for the Wizards entering Saturday's preseason game vs. the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro (NBATV, 5 p.m. ET).