Nene is still being called a game-time decision by the Wizards, but he is expected to play for the first time in six games tonight vs.
The departure of Trevor Ariza, the Wizards' best one-on-one defender, left a sizable hole in a defense that had been top 10 in scoring the last two seasons.
The Wizards are 12-5 heading into Friday's matchup with the Denver Nuggets where they can end this four-game home-stand with a perfect record.
Even though Nene didn't have the sort of practice that was anticipated to test his sore right foot Thursday, there's a chance he could be on the court for Friday's home game vs.
One more victory and the Wizards will complete this four-game home-stand with a perfect record after Wednesday's win vs. the Los Angeles Lakers 111-95.