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Nene Hilario | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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 (calf) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.
His calf injury just won't go away and he could miss more time. With Nene out, that's more run for Marcin Gortat. Back in October, Gortat said he is putting Jahlil Okafor on his "list" going forward and this is his first chance. We could see nice game out of the Polish Hammer tonight. Feb 5 - 5:20 PM

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Nene was ejected from Saturday's game vs. the Rockets after picking up two technical fouls.

He was going at it with Dwight Howard and both players were tossed on the same play. Nene moved to the bench in favor of Jared Dudley in this one, and that's likely going to be a permanent switch. Nene finished with 10 points, two boards, two assists, one block and one steal and is only on the radar in deeper leagues.
Jan 30 - 10:14 PM

Nene will come off the bench against the Rockets on Saturday.

The big lineup is not working at all, so coach Randy Wittman is going to break it up. Nene probably won't play much on a back-to-back and he's hurt too often to have solid value.
Jan 30 - 7:52 PM

Nene piled up 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting with six boards, five steals and two turnovers in 21 minutes as a starter on Wednesday.

The veteran made the most of his restricted playing time, taking advantage of a banged up Miami team that lost Hassan Whiteside in the first half. Nene has at least one steal in six consecutive games but his overall value is too skimpy to bother picking him up in 12-team leagues, whether or not he continues to start.
Jan 20 - 10:56 PM

Nene will return to the starting five for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat, sending Jared Dudley back to the bench.

Nene isn't really capable of logging much more than 20 minutes per game, so the way that he enters the game doesn't really alter his non-existent fantasy status in standard formats. Washington will be without Drew Gooden and Kris Humphries tonight, so Dudley should have no problem seeing his playing time in the 30s.
Jan 20 - 6:55 PM

John Wall praised Nene for his recent play with Marcin Gortat (knee) out of the lineup.

"We know what we can get when Nene is healthy, his pressure defensively, his physicality, rebounding the ball, being able to score in the post, make jump shots, pass the ball," Wall said. "It's just great when he's out there." Nene has stepped up over his last three games, averaging 11.3 points, 4.0 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks. If Gortat is unable to return on Saturday, Nene is worth a look in deeper leagues if you need a big.
Jan 16 - 9:16 AM

Nene earned another start in place of Marcin Gortat (knee) on Wednesday, finishing a home victory with 12 points (5-of-7 FGs, 2-of-3 FTs), two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks.

The veteran big man remains on a minute-limit but he made the most of his 25 minutes tonight, and his defense was a key reason the Wizards held on for the victory. Gortat is day-to-day with an infection but it could easily keep him out a few more games, giving Nene some temporary appeal in deeper formats.
Jan 13 - 11:02 PM

Nene played 20 minutes against the Bulls on Monday with 14 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

He was very good despite having a hard minutes cap tonight. Nene's calf injury has kept him out for most of the season, but now he's getting over a right tricep injury. He's hurt too often to be added in most leagues.
Jan 11 - 10:58 PM

Nene will start for Marcin Gortat (knee) on Monday.

He has a hard minutes cap and it'll likely be in the teens. Nene is not a reliable option and it's a little tough to project what the Wizards will do at center tonight. There should be some DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden tonight.
Jan 11 - 7:22 PM

Nene (tricep) will be on a tight minutes limit on Monday against the Bulls.

He played 12 minutes in each of his last two games, so expect him to be in the 12-15 neighborhood tonight. Against a team like the Bulls, it's tough to go small, so there should be some minutes going to DeJuan Blair and Drew Gooden, assuming Marcin Gortat (knee) can't go.
Jan 11 - 6:43 PM

Nene (triceps) will try to play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He isn't 100 percent, but the Wizards may not have a choice but to play him because Marcin Gortat is doubtful to play with a knee injury. Even if Gortat misses time, Nene is still only on the radar in very deep leagues.
Jan 11 - 1:08 PM

Nene is dealing with a strained right triceps and will not play on Saturday vs. the Magic.

Nene just can't seem to stay healthy. He has played in a total of 14 games this season and just recently returned from a nagging calf injury. With Kris Humphries (knee) also out, expect to see a lot of small ball on Saturday with Jared Dudley at the four. Drew Gooden could play a couple more minutes as well.
Jan 9 - 6:25 PM

Nene is expecting to play around 12 minutes vs. the Raptors on Friday.

The frontcourt is getting crowded with Drew Gooden (calf) set to return on Friday, but Nene is going to have a limited role for the foreseeable future anyways. You would have to be in a ridiculously deep league to trust Nene in your lineups.
Jan 8 - 12:07 PM

Nene (calf) logged 12 minutes in his long-awaited return on Wednesday, scoring seven points with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He looked good while exceeding the 10-minute limit he mentioned before the game, but at this stage of his career Nene isn't a fantasy asset. His already sketchy role will be further complicated once Drew Gooden (calf) and Kris Humphries (knee) get back on the court.
Jan 6 - 11:31 PM

Nene (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game vs. the Cavs.

Nene was a full participant during shootaround, and already said that he fully intends to play and Washington could certainly use him with Kris Humphries (knee) sidelined. The being said, Nene hasn't taken the floor since Nov. 27, so he'll likely have a very light workload and won't be worth deploying in almost any league.
Jan 6 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Gary Neal
SF1Otto Porter
2Jared Dudley
3Kelly Oubre
4Alan Anderson
PF1Kris Humphries
2Nene Hilario
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2DeJuan Blair