The Washington Wizards, winners of three straight games, may receive a boost Friday night against the Denver Nuggets. Nene, the team’s starting power forward, could return to face his former team after missing the Wizards’ past five games because of right plantar fasciitis.
“We’re going to look to see with him at shootaround tomorrow, and hopefully he can get some time tomorrow,” Coach Randy Wittman said. “But it all depends on, obviously, tomorrow and seeing how he feels. But it’s close.”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN