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Nene Hilario | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: None
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Nene came off the bench for 12 points, six rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes, hitting 5-of-11 shots in Tuesday's preseason win over the Sixers.
Kris Humphries got the start and Nene spent most of the night at center, which could hold true for the regular season. Humps had six points, six boards, two threes (what?) and a steal in the start, but a timeshare with Nene and Marcin Gortat isn't going to do him any favors this season. Oct 6 - 11:29 PM

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Nene ended up coming off the bench for the Wizards in Tuesday's preseason game.

It's early, as in the first preseason game, so we still don't know what the opening-night lineup will look like, but given that Nene came off the bench in the opener, he may have lost his job to Kris Humphries, who got the start tonight.
Oct 6 - 7:32 PM

There are conflicting reports about whether or not Nene will play for the Wizards in Tuesday's preseason game.

John Finger says he's out, while the television broadcast team says he's coming off the bench. If he sits, let's go ahead and call this a DNP-Old, in honor of Gregg Popovich.
Oct 6 - 7:10 PM

John Wall said that he heard Nene has been working to add a 3-point shot this summer.

The 32-year-old veteran attempted just five shots from beyond the arc last season, but the Wizards are hoping to play with a stretch four this season and Kris Humphries has also been working on his range. Nene would have a better chance of keeping his spot in the lineup if he does show some improvement this summer, but he's still too much of an injury risk to be considered in standard leagues. Expect the Wizards to use Otto Porter and Jared Dudley (back) at the four this season as well.
Aug 16 - 9:09 AM

Nene isn't likely to be moved before the start of the 2015-16 season.

The Nene trade rumors picked up around the time the team was believed to be in the mix for David West. Once West signed, the trade talk justifiably died. Nene has an expiring deal and could be a trade piece around the trade deadline.
Jul 24 - 6:47 PM

The Wizards are not actively shopping Nene.

It makes sense right now because they haven't even signed David West. If the Wizards do opt to deal Nene, they'd likely be looking at picking up another trade exception, which helped them land Jared Dudley yesterday. He has an expiring contract, so that could be a valuable piece before the trade deadline.
Jul 3 - 2:22 PM

If the Wizards sign unrestricted free agent David West, Nene could be available for a trade.

The Wizards are going to try and figure out a way to keep West and Nene, but it's not going to be easy. Nene would instantly be one of the best trade targets for teams who struck out in free agency. Expect the loser of the DeAndre Jordan sweepstakes to be the favorite here.
Jul 3 - 11:22 AM

The Wizards are not expected to trade Nene, two sources told CSN Washington.

Despite being an expiring contract, "there isn't serious interest" in Nene at this point. If he is eventually traded, it's more likely to come during the season and closer to the 2016 trade deadline. We're a long way from that point.
Jun 29 - 9:45 AM

Nene said he would be okay with coming off the bench next season.

Nene doesn't want to play any more center, and although he had a reduced role during the postseason, he didn't seem to mind a reserve role going forward. It may actually be in his best interests, as such a move would give him a better chance of staying healthy. The Wizards want to play smaller and faster more often last season, meaning Otto Porter could see increased time at the four.
May 18 - 12:59 PM

Nene had nine points, six rebounds and three steals on 4-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Nene appeared to have a game-winning rebound sewed up, but Al Horford swooped in from nowhere to steal it out of his hands and then hit a layup with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Hawks a thrilling 82-81 win to take a 3-2 lead over the Wizards. Nene didn't really do anything wrong on the play in question, but was simply outworked for the ball. The Wizards will hope for more from Nene on Game 6 in Washington on Friday.
May 13 - 11:15 PM

Nene snapped out of his funk on Saturday against the Hawks with 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

He didn't make a single attempt from the field in his previous two games and his defense wasn't great either. Nene was very comfortable as a passer and didn't turn the ball over either. If he's playing well in the post, it'll take some pressure off Bradley Beal. Expect Nene to get more run again on Monday.
May 9 - 8:22 PM

Nene, who went scoreless in 17 minutes on Sunday, finished the Wizards' Game 2 loss with two points, four rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and zero defensive stats.

His disappearing act was even more problematic with Marcin Gortat (10 points, nine rebounds) in foul trouble, eventually fouling out with five minutes left. Nene has yet to make a field goal in the series (a combined 0-of-9) and the Wizards desperately need him to get going, as reserve big men Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin can't consistently make up for a void of production at the starting PF spot.
May 5 - 10:53 PM

Nene said he's willing to accept a lesser role if it means greater success for the Wizards.

Nene has seen diminished touches and minutes in the playoffs as the Wizards have shifted to more of a flowing playing style. "Definitely it’s tough. That’s the reason it’s a sacrifice," Nene said after playing just 17 minutes in Game 1. "But you know the result is something much better than you look cool or look good. You need to do different things that you [do] not usually do, but you know that’s the right thing for the team." While Nene will still play a part in Washington's postseason run, he can't be expected to produce like the player fantasy owners have become accustomed to.
May 5 - 10:40 AM

Nene missed all four of his shots during Sunday's Game 1 victory over the Hawks, coming away with just three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 17 minutes of action.

Nene is banged up, playing through foot, shoulder, and ankle injuries, and that was perhaps the reason he struggled so mightily today. He has a tough matchup against Paul Millsap, and it looks like the Wizards will be going with a community approach to the power forward position for their second-round series. Drew Gooden played 14 minutes off the bench, putting up 12 points, five rebounds, and two 3-pointers, while Kevin Seraphin logged nine minutes of action, missing all three of his shots, and grabbing three rebounds. This three-way timeshare is something that should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 4:17 PM

Nene scored 12 points with 13 boards, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He was on the injury report for foot, shoulder and ankle issues, but you wouldn't know it based on his seven offensive boards and effective rim protection. Nene didn't play in five of the final seven games in the regular season to help him get ready for the postseason. He did mention earlier this week that his plantar fascia isn't healthy, so he'll be an injury risk going forward.
Apr 18 - 4:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
4Ish Smith
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
3Martell Webster
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Alan Anderson
4Kelly Oubre
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair