The center played just one minute before leaving the game, scoring four points off the bench.
Nene is no longer the high-impact player he was during his peak seasons with the Denver Nuggets. He topped out with a 20.4 player efficiency rating in the 2010-11 season, according to Basketball Reference. The veteran post presence still provides solid production on a per-minute basis, though.
The 34-year-old Brazil native has accumulated an extensive injury list in recent years as he appeared in no more than 67 games over the last six seasons. He's dealt with thigh, groin, shoulder and finger problems throughout the current campaign.
If the latest ailment forces him to miss more time, Sam Dekker should see the biggest uptick in frontcourt playing time behind Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson. It could also lead to more chances for Montrezl Harrell as part of the rotation.
After averaging 13.6 points per game during the first-round series win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, it's clear Nene could have a significant impact when playing well. At the very least, he brings stability with usually 15 to 20 minutes a night.
A lack of depth inside could lead to problems if he is forced to miss more time.