Nene has returned to the Washington Wizards, but he is unlikely to play against the New York Knicks on Thursday.
Nene had been in Brazil visiting his father, who is battling a serious illness.
“It was good to have him back,” Wizards forward Martell Webster said of Nene. “You could definitely see he had some pain in his eyes. You know him having to be down there with his family and his father going through what he has to go through. It’s good to have him back and we welcome him with open arms. Let him know we’re here for him. But it’s always good to have one of your family members back.”