It wasn't until after the All-Star break that Drew Gooden began to surge. He started the season opener and led the Wizards with 18 points when Nene was out with a suspension.
Only when the Wizards went with a smaller lineup during the postseason did Otto Porter get the time and flourish after a regular season in which he was hit or miss.
The shots buried by Paul Pierce in a first-round series sweep of the Toronto Raptors, the Game 3 winner at the buzzer vs.
Unfortunately for Nene, the lasting memory of him in a Wizards uniform will be of Game 5 vs. the Atlanta Hawks when his man, Al Horford, stormed in for the winning putback at the buzzer.
Otto Porter turned 22 Wednesday, the age matching his Wizards jersey number.