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Eduardo Najera | Center/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (41) / 7/11/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 235
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (38) / HOU

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Eduardo Najera, a 12-year NBA veteran, announced his retirement on Tuesday.
Najera's playing days are over, but he'll immediately transition into a new role as the head coach and part owner of the Texas Legends in the D-League. The gritty forward finished his career with averages of 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, and the admiration of virtually everyone he ever played for, with, or against. Tue, Aug 21, 2012 04:18:00 PM

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Updating a previous item, Eduardo Najera is reportedly considering retirement, according to Peter Vecsey of the New York Post.

We're taking this with a grain of salt considering it was just reported late on Wednesday night that Najera was fully healthy and had been drawing interest as an unrestricted free agent, but it wouldn't be too surprising if he walked away from the game. Najera, 36, averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Bobcats last year.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 09:37:00 AM

Eduardo Najera is fully recovered from a fractured frontal bone in his forehead, and the Nets, Rockets, and Wolves are interested in his services according to Yahoo! Sports' Mark Spears.

We wouldn't be surprised to see a team pick him up, and likewise we wouldn't be surprised if this was an agent-side report trying to drum up interest. Najera is about as beat up as anybody in the association and has no fantasy value.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:47:00 PM

Eduardo Najera had surgery to repair a fractured frontal bone in his forehead on Saturday, and he is expected to miss the rest of the season.

Najera was fortunate to avoid any brain injuries, and he should be fine for next season.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 07:56:00 PM

Eduardo Najera (head injury) was able to fly back to Charlotte with his teammates, but he will not play on Saturday and is likely out for the rest of the season.

Najera has a fractured 'frontal bone' and could be out a while, but it's fantastic news that he didn't suffer any brain trauma. There are few classier veterans in the league today.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012 03:44:00 PM

Eduardo Najera underwent a CT scan after suffering a fractured frontal bone on Friday night, and the scan showed no brain trauma.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Najera. We will continue to update you as soon as we know more.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 11:48:00 PM

Eduardo Najera was taken to the hospital on Friday night after fracturing the frontal lobe in his forehead and will have tests done immediately.

We will update you on the results of the tests as soon as we know more. Najera went scoreless in two minutes of action before exiting.
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 09:50:00 PM

Eduardo Najera returned from a knee injury on Wednesday, playing 19 minutes and finishing with two points and eight rebounds.

Najera may get some run down the stretch, but the youth movement needs to happen in Charlotte immediately, and Najera is not young.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 03:43:00 AM

Eduardo Najera will miss another week with an inflamed right knee.

This saves us from having to mention him before every Bobcats game, which is nice since he's not a relevant fantasy player.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 12:43:00 AM

Eduardo Najera (inflamed right knee) missed his second straight game on Saturday.

The Bobcats are in a sorry state and Najera's hard-nosed veteran presence couldn't hurt, but he's not worth fantasy owners' attention.
Sun, Mar 25, 2012 10:44:00 AM

Eduardo Najera (knee) is "definitely" out for Friday against the Bucks.

Najera has had on and off knee issues all season long. Najera played just five minutes in his last game and we're marking him day-to-day for the time being. He is not a fantasy asset in any league.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 01:35:00 PM

Eduardo Najera (knee) returned to action on Thursday, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench.

Najera is old, broken-down, and playing on a team that will lean toward playing their youth. He's waiver wire fodder.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 11:41:00 PM

Eduardo Najera (knee), who didn't play on Monday, is a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Najera had picked up some playing time with Boris Diaw in the doghouse, but his age has caught up with him and his knee is flaring up once again. If Najera can't play, Diaw will likely be activated, but it remains to be seen if he actually gets into the game.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 01:44:00 PM

Eduardo Najera (knee) will not play in Monday's game against the Hornets.

Najera had been seeing real burn since Boris Diaw's deactivation and now his 35-year-old body is paying for it in the form of a sore knee. If Najera can't go, the Bobcats will activate Boris Diaw, but it is unknown if he will play or not.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 01:13:00 PM

Eduardo Najera played 18 minutes in his second game of the season, scoring six points (two 3s) and grabbing four rebounds.

It's important to note that D.J. White was out with a knee injury, but Najera is a tough veteran with 3-point range and Paul Silas may very well use him 15-20 minutes off the bench.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 08:40:00 PM

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