Denver Nuggets forward Nene is out of Friday's game against the
Washington Wizards with a bruised right heel. Nene previously
missed three games with a bruised left foot.
Coach George Karl said he expects Nene to play against former
teammate Carmelo Anthony when the Nuggets visit the New York Knicks
on Saturday night.
Kosta Koufos will start in Nene's place and Timofey Mozgov will
return to the starting lineup. Mozgov started the first 14 games,
but missed Wednesday's game in Philadelphia with a strained
Rudy Fernandez, who's missed the last two games with a strained
right Achilles, is expected to play against Washington, Karl
Denver is playing four games in five nights.