Player Page

Nene Hilario | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / NY
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Nene was a perfect 12-of-12 from the field during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Thunder, scoring 28 points to go with 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one turnover in 25 minutes off the bench.
The 28 points were a playoff career-high for Nene, and his 12 makes without a miss tied an NBA playoff record. He was crucial to the Rockets pulling out the win tonight with James Harden struggling for most of the game, and in general, he's played very well through this first-round series with averages of 13.5 points and 6.5 boards while knocking down an insane 92.0 percent of his shot attempts. Apr 23 - 6:35 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Nene had another productive game on Wednesday with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

The Rockets were scuffling along in the first quarter but Nene gave them a welcome jolt of energy and scoring, and he's been simply amazing vs. the Thunder all season long. Fellow big man Clint Capela was also effective with seven points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes, whereas Montrezl Harrell racked up a DNP-CD.
Apr 19 - 10:58 PM

Nene made 7-of-8 field goals to score 15 points vs. the Thunder on Sunday, adding five rebounds (three offensive), one block, and zero turnovers in 19 minutes.

"When he is healthy, Nene is one of the best centers in the league," coach Mike D'Antoni said prior to tip-off. He looked plenty healthy tonight, and continued a season-long trend of tormenting the Thunder -- in four regular-season matchups he averaged 14.3 points on 76.7 percent shooting. With a rock-bottom price in DFS, he's worth considering as a punt play.
Apr 17 - 12:36 AM

Nene scored nine points with two rebounds, one steal and one block against the Wolves on Wednesday.

It'll be interesting to see how Nene fits in against the Thunder. He's seen his minutes limited throughout the season, but Clint Capela has also earned some added run. Nene was effective against OKC this year, averaging 14.3 points, 3.8 boards and 1.3 assists in 19.5 minutes per game. He'll be a risky DFS play off the bench.
Apr 13 - 12:37 AM

Nene (fingers) said that he will play Wednesday vs. the Timberwolves.

Nene may be able to return from his two-game absence tonight, but he won't be on the floor enough to make a difference in most leagues with Clint Capela (rest) also back in action.
Apr 12 - 5:14 PM

Nene (fingers) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

He's spent the past two games on the sidelines with the finger issue, but it looks like he'll be good to go for Houston's regular-season finale. With Nene back in action as Clint Capela's primary backup, Chinanu Onuaku might not even get on the court.
Apr 11 - 3:39 PM

Nene (fingers) will miss the next two games of Houston's road trip.

That means he won't play on Sunday vs. the Kings or Monday vs. the Clippers, so a return for the regular-season finale on Apr. 12 is possible. Nene had his fingers bent back in Friday's loss to Detroit, so it doesn't sound serious. He finished with eight points, six rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes.
Apr 7 - 10:42 PM

Nene will start at center Friday night vs. the Pistons.

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Clint Capela (rest) is being given the night off. Nene has started seven games this season and is averaging 11.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.2 minutes in those seven contests.
Apr 7 - 6:37 PM

Nene returned from a rest day to finish Sunday's road victory with 17 points (7-of-11 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), five rebounds and two steals in 23 minutes.

The veteran gets sporadic rest days, which makes sense given his lengthy injury history and the fact that he's 34 years old. He gives Houston an interesting wrinkle at both ends of the court, and has had some nice games lately, but he's not reliable enough to own.
Apr 2 - 11:50 PM

Nene is not expected to play on Friday against the Warriors.

He played 23 minutes against the Blazers on Thursday, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds and four assists. This will be planned rest for Nene, so there should be some Montrezl Harrell in the second unit.
Mar 31 - 1:10 AM

Nene hit just 1-of-6 shots off the bench to finish with six points, three boards and two assists in 18 minutes of Tuesday's 113-106 loss to the Warriors.

Nene played tonight and is expected to play again on Thursday at Portland, but will then be rested on Friday at Golden State. Not that his absence will have any fantasy impacts, other than making Clint Capela look even better in that one.
Mar 28 - 11:27 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Nene (rest) will play Tuesday vs. Golden State and Thursday at Portland, but will not play Friday at Golden State.

Montrezl Harrell (personal) will be away from the team for the next two games, but will be back by Friday. With Nene resting that night, he'll serve as Clint Capela's backup.
Mar 28 - 6:40 PM

Nene scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with four rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 26 minutes off the bench.

Nene has actually been a sneaky top-75 player in standard 9-cat leagues over the past month with averages of 11.3 points, 5.5 boards, 1.0 steal and just 0.6 turnovers per contest on 63.1 percent shooting. That being said, he's really not much more than a low-end guy to own in deep roto-leagues.
Mar 26 - 7:10 PM

Nene scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one turnover against the Nuggets on Saturday.

After getting Friday off, he was outstanding in his game and had a handful of emphatic dunks. Nene will continue to get rest, so it's not like fantasy owners can trust him over a week stretch.
Mar 19 - 1:13 AM

Nene (rest) will not play against the Pelicans on Friday night.

It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-bac set. With Nene out, that should mean Montrezl Harrell gets close to 20 minutes behind Clint Capela, who will have a tall task on his hands guarding Anthony Davis tonight.
Mar 17 - 7:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Bobby Brown
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku