Through all of the injuries and other ups and downs, Nene has progressed this season and Camby has been a big part of that. The RMN has a story about how Camby has taken Nene under his wing and helped him through out the season.
Once Nene gets rid of the rust and feels comfortable with the knee and Kenyon is able lift his arms and regain his conditioning, this team will have the best big man depth of any team outside of San Antonio (assuming Duncan is healthy)Wednesday at Utah, the power forward started his first game since Feb. 13. He had perhaps the worst outing of his career, scoring one point on 0-for-3 shooting and committing five fouls and four turnovers.
"He was a little embarrassed," Camby said. "He told me that was the first time that he had scored only one point."
So the Nuggets center sought to cheer up Nene.
"I told him there are going to be nights like that because he'll be in the league a long time," Camby said. "We always talk. . . . He has a lot of trust in me. I just tried to tell him he'll be all right. He was coming off a pretty bad injury and he'd start to pick it up and play good basketball."
Nene admitted he's still temperamental at times. But he said, overall, he's doing a better job of not dwelling on bad games.
"I'm learning to put it behind me," Nene said. "It's a new day."
Having Camby talk to him at the end of the old day has helped.