Sunday , Jun , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Nene Won’t Play in Olympics

Denver Nuggets forward Nene will not play for Brazil in Olympic qualifying next month.

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." [Cleveland Plain Dealer]