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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 (foot) is available to play against the Suns on Thursday.
He was questionable for this game, but coach Mike D'Antoni said he will have his second-unit big man out there. He'll likely see a decent amount of time against Alex Len, but Nene doesn't have fantasy value because he will miss a lot of games this season. Nov 16 - 9:05 PM

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Nene (foot) is questionable to play against the Suns on Thursday.

He's basically questionable for every game, so there's little reason to adjust expectations on Nene here.
Nov 16 - 3:54 PM

Nene (sprained right foot) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Raptors.

This is the second straight game Nene has missed. Tarik Black will serve as Clint Capela's backup on Tuesday. Black logged 17 minutes off the Houston bench on Sunday, finishing with eight points and three rebounds.
Nov 14 - 11:50 AM

Nene will get the night off on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

He only played seven minutes on Saturday, but the Rockets will rest him anyways. In fact, he didn't even travel with the team. Tarik Black will hold down the fort as the backup center vs. the Pacers.
Nov 12 - 1:59 PM

Nene will rest on either Saturday or Sunday.

Clint Capela has been great, and the Rockets haven't been afraid to go small. Nene does make sense to use vs. Memphis, though. Houston plays the Pacers on Sunday.
Nov 11 - 7:34 PM

Nene (left Achilles soreness) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

Nene has been listed as questionable for the last few Houston contests, but has logged double-digit minutes off the bench in each game. It's safe to assume that will be the case once again on Friday night.
Nov 3 - 10:57 AM

Nene played 14 minutes and hit 2-of-2 shots for four points and one rebound in his return to action on Wednesday.

He missed a few games with an Achilles injury, but unless you're a big Rockets or Nene fan, you might not have even noticed he was gone.
Nov 2 - 12:54 AM

Nene (Achilles) is available for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

He was listed as questionable, though he did play on Saturday. Nene is averaging under 15 minutes per game, so this shouldn't impact most fantasy owners.
Oct 30 - 8:11 PM

Nene (Achilles) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the 76ers.

Nene played 15 minutes on Saturday vs. Memphis, so it's not clear if he suffered a setback or is just dealing with soreness. We'll assume it's the latter, but he belongs on the waiver wire anyways as long as Clint Capela is healthy. If he's out, look for Tarik Black to get the backup center minutes.
Oct 30 - 11:48 AM

Nene Hilario (Achilles) returned to action Saturday in Memphis, posting four points in 15 minutes off the bench.

Hilario was back as the backup to Clint Capela, but he didn't stick around after picking up four personal fouls in his brief time on the floor. His fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper formats due to his lack of big minutes and propensity for injury.
Oct 28 - 11:44 PM

Nene (Achilles) is active against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He'll back up Clint Capela and he could get around 10-15 minutes against the bigger frontline in Memphis.
Oct 28 - 6:38 PM

Nene (Achilles) is officially listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Memphis.

Coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters Friday that Nene would be a game-time decision on Saturday. Thus, we'll have to wait until D'Antoni speaks with the media approximately 90 minutes prior to tip-off to learn the final decision. Tarik Black (hip contusion) is also listed as questionable for Saturday's game.
Oct 28 - 12:03 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that Nene (Achilles) will not play Friday vs. the Hornets and will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

With Nene sidelined, Clint Capela is locked and loaded for another big night. Capela racked up 16 points, 20 boards and four blocks in 32 minutes in the Rockets previous game Wednesday night. Tarik Black (hip contusion) is expected to play on Friday and should log the majority of backup minutes at center.
Oct 27 - 12:47 PM

Nene (Achilles) is listed as out in the game notes for Friday's matchup with the Hornets.

This is only a game notes designation, so we'll still wait for official confirmation from Coach Mike D'Antoni. However, Nene was expected to miss this contest, so it's safe to assume he won't suit up. Tarik Black (hip contusion) is also listed as questionable for Friday, which means the Rockets may be extremely shorthanded at center on Friday night. Clint Capela was dominant (16 points, 20 boards and four blocks) in 31 minutes on Wednesday and will log 30-plus minutes again on Friday. Zhou Qi may also see extended playing time off the bench.
Oct 27 - 10:14 AM

Nene (Achilles) is not expected to play Friday vs. Charlotte.

Nene was unable play in Wednesday's victory over the Sixers and is unlikely to suit up on Friday as well. We should have confirmation after Friday's shootaround. Starting center Clint Capela exploded for 16 points, 20 boards and four blocks in 32 minutes on Wednesday. He will likely be asked to log extended minutes again on Friday and makes for a strong DFS play. Tarik Black backed up Capela and scored eight points in 12 minutes.
Oct 27 - 9:21 AM