Fans might not always be convinced, but NBA general managers know stuff. They certainly have insight into the teams and players they compete against.
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.
From his Duke background to his 3-point marksmanship to his making the charge call eminently prominent in the game of basketball, Shane Battier is one of the NBA's most polarizing players.