- Pro basketball player from Brazil
Nene off Brazil's Olympic team
Nuggets team doctor Steven Traina sent a letter Friday to the Brazilian Basketball Confederation explaining Nene required more time to recover after treatment for testicular cancer and other injuries.
"This has been a difficult season for me," Nene said. "Not only on the technical side, but the emotional as well."
Nene's absence is another blow to the Brazilians, already without injured Cleveland Cavalier Anderson Varejao.