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Wizards' Nene considered retirement?

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04:07 PM ET 04.15 | The plantar fasciitis that Washington Wizards big man Nene dealt with this season was bad enough at one point that he says retiring was a consideration. Though he still managed to play through the pain and get into 61 games during his second season in Washington, the Brazilian veteran described his 11th season in the NBA as a struggle after the team announced he'll sit out the final two games. "How tough? Tough enough to think about the end of my career? Yeah, that???s how tough it was,??? he said. ???It was so hard to play the way I did it. I thought to end my career because it???s so painful, my body can???t support." Considering the Wizards owe Nene a hefty $39 million over the next three years, one has to imagine his health is a top priority going forward. The 30-year-old averaged 12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for Washington this season.

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April 15, 2013  04:58 PM ET
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stop being a martyrno one believes for a second that you'd simply walk away from 40 mil

Or you have to be related to Sprewell.

April 15, 2013  05:22 PM ET

When BRoy retired (the first time), did he leave all his money on the table, or did he get it all then retired? Just wondering what benifits if any one gets from retirement.

April 15, 2013  05:23 PM ET

When BRoy retired (the first time), did he leave all his money on the table, or did he get it all then retired? Just wondering are there any advantages from retiring.

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April 15, 2013  06:34 PM ET

If Nene felt like retiring while dealing with that injury, I can imagine this season as being Kobe's last.

April 16, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Rather than sign with a contender, you re-upped with the nuggets, got traded to the wizards now you wanna mention retirement?
What a complete goof....complete idiot!

April 16, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

When BRoy retired (the first time), did he leave all his money on the table, or did he get it all then retired? Just wondering are there any advantages from retiring.

I believe they get paid that's why the team that had him last still owns his rights.

April 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

You're Still Playing, Bro?

 
April 16, 2013  09:26 AM ET

It's plantar fasciitis not a torn Achilles get some damm inserts and **** up wuss!

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