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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

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Nene logged 20 minutes on Wednesday, his highest total in February, to finish with eight points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Clint Capela scored 12 points with two boards in 12 minutes, while Montrezl Harrell went scoreless in three minutes, and the Rockets' center spot continues to be a nightly merry-go-round. Houston came in with the league's best defensive rating in their previous five games but they gave up 117 points tonight, partly because they were both out-rebounded and outscored in the paint. Feb 15 - 11:36 PM

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Nene scored two points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 12 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

It was a three-way split at center for Nene, Montrezl Harrell and Clint Capela. Both Capela and Harrell both logged 18 minutes, but garbage time was a factor for Harrell. Nene isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 12 - 12:19 AM

Nene (shoulder) is available to play against the Suns on Saturday.

He had a shoulder issue keep him out on Thursday, but Nene should be fine today. He'll likely be splitting the backup minutes with Montrezl Harrell behind Clint Capela.
Feb 11 - 7:23 PM

Nene (shoulder) went through practice on Friday.

He did not play on Thursday, so practicing today sounds like it was more for rest over injury. If Nene is a go for Saturday against the Suns, Montrezl Harrell would lose minutes.
Feb 10 - 3:10 PM

Nene (shoulder) is not expected to play against the Hornets on Thursday.

Technically, he is available to play in this game. Nene just got over a minor groin injury, so this is something new. With him out, Montrezl Harrell should be looking at minutes in the low 20s behind Clint Capela. Trez is only worth a look in deep leagues while Capela should be owned everywhere. Both also become more appealing DFS plays. Daily Slant: Clint Capela was already a strong DFS play before this news, but this further solidifies his viability. He's been seeing roughly 30 MPG over his last three and has been contributing about a fantasy point per minute over that span, and given his current price tag, that kind of return is more than enough. The Hornets also allow the 4th most FPPG to the C position. Montrezl Harrell also becomes a deep-GPP punt play as he should see between 18-25 minutes of court time, but he's very boom-or-bust off the bench.
Feb 9 - 5:46 PM

Nene returned from a groin injury on Tuesday and hit 6-of-8 shots for 13 points, three rebounds and a steal in just 18 minutes.

He's a constant injury/rest concern and hasn't been putting up gaudy numbers when he actually plays. He was solid tonight, but is far from reliable. He's a much better flier in DFS than a season-long roster player, and his injuries could start to pile up as the season progresses. But as long as he's somewhat healthy, guys like Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell are going to suffer. If you're holding either one, it's time to let go, as Harrell got a DNP tonight, and Dekker played just 18 minutes.
Feb 7 - 10:46 PM

Nene (groin) will practice on Monday and will play on Tuesday vs. the Magic.

The Rockets have really ramped up Clint Capela's workload lately, so Nene doesn't have much fantasy appeal right now. With Nene active, Montezl Harrell may not see the floor.
Feb 6 - 1:54 PM

Nene (groin) will not play against the Bulls on Friday night and Clint Capela will also start.

They are listing him as out for a groin injury, so this looks like it's more than rest on a back-to-back set. That means Clint Capela could be close to his 31 minutes from last night, which was the most he's played since returning from injury. Montrezl Harrell will pick up the scraps and could be in the 18-24 minute range tonight.
Feb 3 - 6:24 PM

Nene is available off the bench behind Clint Capela against the Hawks.

That suggests the Rockets will roll with their three-center rotation, which has really cut back the output of Montrezl Harrell. Capela is still worth owning in standard leagues, but Nene and Harrell cancel each other out a bit.
Feb 2 - 6:31 PM

Nene (shoulder, groin) will be available to play Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Nene is a little banged up, but he'll have the opportunity for limited minutes off the bench tonight. That doesn't make him a realistic fantasy target, though.
Jan 31 - 6:29 PM

Nene was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Wizards on Sunday.

Such is life for the 14-year veteran, who was coming off a very nice 21-point game on Friday. He's too inconsistent for use in season-long leagues, at least while Clint Capela and Montrezl Harrell are around.
Jan 29 - 8:42 PM

Nene will shift to a bench role with Montrezl Harrell starting on Sunday.

The veteran looked great on Friday, putting in 21 points in 27 minutes, but his role has been inconsistent all season. He just as likely to play 20 minutes as he is to pick up a DNP tonight.
Jan 29 - 5:34 PM

Nene started and looked awesome during a win over the 76ers on Friday, making 10-of-13 from the field for 21 points with six rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes.

He was huge in pick-and-roll with easy buckets all night thanks to James Harden. More impressively, he scored 15 of those points with Joel Embiid as his primary defender. Nene will be rested throughout the year, so he'll be really tough to add in most leagues here.
Source: ESPN Stats
Jan 28 - 1:28 AM

Nene is starting in place of Clint Capela on Friday vs. the 76ers.

Nene is returning from a day of rest, but he's starting simply to match up with Joel Embiid. Nene is not a reliable fantasy asset, while Capela's owners can leave him in active lineups in season-long leagues.
Jan 27 - 7:40 PM

Nene (rest) will not play against the Celtics on Wednesday night.

It's just a day off for the veteran. Clint Capela played 22 minutes on Monday and should see a similar amount of run in this game tonight. Montrezl Harrell also should be in that neighborhood for that playing time, which makes both of them interesting plays in a great matchup today. Capela is the better player to own.
Jan 25 - 6:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Tyler Ennis
4Bobby Brown
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3K.J. McDaniels
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Montrezl Harrell
3Nene Hilario
4Chinanu Onuaku