Last night old man Nene cashed in on a productive, mostly-healthy season in Houston by agreeing to a four-year, $15 million free agent contract to stay with the Rockets. $15 million over four years isn’t a lot of money for a good two-way backup who played significant minutes for one of the best teams in the NBA!
Yeah, we already blogged a Russ highlight from last night’s 105-103 OKC win over Houston. But who’s going to complain about a second one? You? Nah.
The Wizards, now in the midst of a 1-7 skid, got beat last night by a Bulls team that was without Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, and Derrick Rose. The Wiz are a goddamn mess right now, but nobody had a worse night than Nene.
Wizards big man Nene has been suspended for Game 4 against the Bulls after this altercation with Jimmy Butler. Early in the fourth quarter of the Bulls win over Washington, Nene head-butted Butler, then grabbed him around the head and neck, and the two had to be pulled apart by referees and teammates. Nene was…
Last night in overtime of the Wizards-Bulls game, Kirk Hinrich went to the line with 2.4 seconds left, the score 101-99, and a chance to tie the game. But he missed! How could this be? Last night, we thought it was because he was a clutch gene-free, low-motor choke artist. But today, we may have our answer.
Don't look away. Just sit back, and let your brain go quiet.
The NBA Closer is written by Matt McHale, who is seriously glad it's Friday. When he's not checking out NBA mascots - but only for laughs, not in "that way" - you can find him taking a siesta at Basketbawful. Enjoy!
Mmmm, beefy. On a night in which the Denver Nuggets thrashed the Dallas Mavericks 118-105 to move…