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Nene Hilario | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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 had four rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 12 minutes off the bench during Wednesday's 102-82 win vs. the Wolves.
Houston sporadically benched Nene throughout the season and he played more than 20 minutes just three times all year, including one game vs. Minnesota. He played solid defense and helped limit Karl-Anthony Towns to just five points, but also went scoreless himself -- with microscopic usage and limited minutes, Nene obviously can't be trusted in any fantasy scenario. Apr 19 - 12:13 AM

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Nene will not play on Wednesday against the Kings.

With Nene and Clint Capela out, Tarik Black should see some big minutes tonight.
Apr 11 - 9:10 PM

Nene returned from a rest on Tuesday and hit 2-of-5 shots and 3-of-7 free throws for seven points, eight rebounds and a steal in 15 minutes.

He has no fantasy value, but could see a few more minutes after Ryan Anderson went down tonight with a sprained ankle that he wasn't able to return from.
Apr 3 - 11:12 PM

Nene (back) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Wizards.

Nene's back has been bothering him lately but it looks like he'll get some run tonight. He's still not worth touching in DFS.
Apr 3 - 5:18 PM

Nene (back) is questionable to play Tuesday against the Wizards.

Whether he plays or not is irrelevant in fantasy hoops.
Apr 2 - 4:10 PM

Nene (back) will not play vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

Nene has dealt with some back pain lately, but this could also just be another maintenance day for the veteran. Tarik Black and Ryan Anderson should pick up a few more minutes.
Apr 1 - 2:24 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he was uncertain if Nene (back) would play Sunday vs. San Antonio.

Nene did not play Friday, but started in place of Clint Capela on Tuesday and finished with 10 points, seven boards, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes.
Mar 31 - 9:34 AM

Nene (back pain) is out for Friday night against the Suns.

We could see a little Tarik Black or more Ryan Anderson at the five spot.
Mar 30 - 6:02 PM

Nene started at center for Clint Capela (rest) on Tuesday and had 10 points, seven boards, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes.

Capela's just resting, but the Rockets aren't going to be caught for the No. 1 seed in the West, meaning some of the starters could continue to rest down the stretch. But Nene's an old man in this league and it's hard to imagine him playing enough minutes to make a fantasy difference on most nights.
Mar 27 - 11:00 PM

Nene will replace Clint Capela (rest) in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Bulls

Nene has started three games this season and is averaging just 5.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 20.6 minutes over those three starts. Ryan Anderson will also see an uptick in minutes with Capela sidelined.
Mar 27 - 6:26 PM

Nene will play on Sunday against the Hawks.

This is likely because of Ryan Anderson resting tomorrow. Nene likely won't play more than minutes in the teens even if Clint Capela gets a night off.
Mar 24 - 10:38 PM

Nene didn't leave the Rockets' bench on Sunday.

Presumably he was a DNP-CD for rest purposes, but it's getting harder to tell these days -- after being explicitly rested last Wednesday, Nene played just four minutes vs. Toronto on Friday. There's no reason to own Nene in any league.
Mar 11 - 9:58 PM

Nene (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game in Milwaukee.

This will be Nene's standard rest day on the second night of a back-to-back, and with Ryan Anderson (hip) and Brandan Wright (knee) also unavailable, Clint Capela could be logging heavy minutes tonight. Nene will be back in action for Friday's game in Toronto.
Mar 7 - 6:37 PM

Nene was back in action after a rest on Monday and hit 3-of-6 shots for nine points, five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 20 minutes off the Rockets bench.

He was forced into action with Clint Capela, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Brandan Wright all out, but Capela was just sick, so he shouldn't be out long. Nene has no fantasy value.
Feb 27 - 12:00 AM

Nene (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's game in Denver.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so the 35-year-old will get his standard rest day. Brandan Wright is expected to make his Rockets' debut tonight, but we wouldn't expect much with Clint Capela healthy. Nene has zero fantasy value.
Feb 25 - 6:35 PM

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2Bobby Brown
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SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
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SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Vince Edwards
4Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
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C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
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5Chinanu Onuaku