Nene out again with bruised left heel

DENVER -- Nuggets big man Nene is sitting out against the Sacramento Kings because of a bruised left heel.

It is the second consecutive game Nene has missed because of the injury. Denver coach George Karl said Wednesday that Nene is improving and could return this weekend, when the Nuggets hit the road for games at New Orleans and San Antonio.

Nene has averaged 13.8 points in five games this season.