Nene won't be available to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons because of a shoulder injury, according to the team. Nene aggravated his right shoulder during a win against the Toronto Raptors on Monday, and it has not been announced who will replace him in the starting lineup, according to Bullets Forever's Mike Prada.
Nene has season averages of 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for Washington, which enters the outing against the Pistons on a three-game winning streak.
The loss of Nene will give the Wizards a more standard lineup against the Pistons, who themselves are down a big man as rookie center Andre Drummond recovers from a back injury. Detroit has been starting Greg Monroe at center to go with Jason Maxiell, but the loss of Drummond has hurt the depth.
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