Washington Wizards first half grades

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Feb 11, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Washington Wizards forward Nene (42) is guarded by Toronto Raptors guard

DeMar DeRozan

(10) and center

Jonas Valanciunas

(17) at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Wizards 95-93. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

When you think of the Wizards, you think of the talented backcourt with Beal and Wall. However, what puts this team over the top are their big men.

Although Nene’s numbers haven’t been all that impressive this year, one aspect of his game has stood out. The 13-year veteran has battled injuries throughout his career, as he has only participated in all 82 games once in his entire career. However, he has held his ground this year, missing less than ten games at the age of 32.

While his points per game (11.5) has been a little down compared to his career average (12.4), he is shooting 53% from the field, which is 13th-best in the league. However, other than that, his numbers have been on the decline compared to his previous seasons. However, at the age of 32, that is all but expected of you.

Grade: C+

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