Randy Wittman had to shake things up so he started Nene again and played him 36 minutes in Monday's win at the Chicago Bulls.
Nene's minutes restrictions ended Monday as the 7-footer started for the Wizards for the first time in more than a month.
On paper, the Bulls look like an ideal matchup but they're on a five-game winning streak and one win from reaching .500 heading into Monday's game.
Clearly, the New Year hasn't gone according to plan for the Wizards, who fell to 2-5 in January following Saturday's wild home loss to the Houston Rockets.
How athletic is Nene? Athletic enough to steal an Indiana pass and take it the length of the court for a dunk. Watch the replay here.