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Nene Hilario | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 250
College: None
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Nene said he would be okay with coming off the bench next season.
Nene doesn't want to play any more center, and although he had a reduced role during the postseason, he didn't seem to mind a reserve role going forward. It may actually be in his best interests, as such a move would give him a better chance of staying healthy. The Wizards want to play smaller and faster more often last season, meaning Otto Porter could see increased time at the four. May 18 - 12:59 PM

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Nene had nine points, six rebounds and three steals on 4-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Nene appeared to have a game-winning rebound sewed up, but Al Horford swooped in from nowhere to steal it out of his hands and then hit a layup with 1.9 seconds remaining to give the Hawks a thrilling 82-81 win to take a 3-2 lead over the Wizards. Nene didn't really do anything wrong on the play in question, but was simply outworked for the ball. The Wizards will hope for more from Nene on Game 6 in Washington on Friday.
May 13 - 11:15 PM

Nene snapped out of his funk on Saturday against the Hawks with 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 30 minutes.

He didn't make a single attempt from the field in his previous two games and his defense wasn't great either. Nene was very comfortable as a passer and didn't turn the ball over either. If he's playing well in the post, it'll take some pressure off Bradley Beal. Expect Nene to get more run again on Monday.
May 9 - 8:22 PM

Nene, who went scoreless in 17 minutes on Sunday, finished the Wizards' Game 2 loss with two points, four rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and zero defensive stats.

His disappearing act was even more problematic with Marcin Gortat (10 points, nine rebounds) in foul trouble, eventually fouling out with five minutes left. Nene has yet to make a field goal in the series (a combined 0-of-9) and the Wizards desperately need him to get going, as reserve big men Drew Gooden and Kevin Seraphin can't consistently make up for a void of production at the starting PF spot.
May 5 - 10:53 PM

Nene said he's willing to accept a lesser role if it means greater success for the Wizards.

Nene has seen diminished touches and minutes in the playoffs as the Wizards have shifted to more of a flowing playing style. "Definitely it’s tough. That’s the reason it’s a sacrifice," Nene said after playing just 17 minutes in Game 1. "But you know the result is something much better than you look cool or look good. You need to do different things that you [do] not usually do, but you know that’s the right thing for the team." While Nene will still play a part in Washington's postseason run, he can't be expected to produce like the player fantasy owners have become accustomed to.
May 5 - 10:40 AM

Nene missed all four of his shots during Sunday's Game 1 victory over the Hawks, coming away with just three rebounds, one steal and two turnovers through 17 minutes of action.

Nene is banged up, playing through foot, shoulder, and ankle injuries, and that was perhaps the reason he struggled so mightily today. He has a tough matchup against Paul Millsap, and it looks like the Wizards will be going with a community approach to the power forward position for their second-round series. Drew Gooden played 14 minutes off the bench, putting up 12 points, five rebounds, and two 3-pointers, while Kevin Seraphin logged nine minutes of action, missing all three of his shots, and grabbing three rebounds. This three-way timeshare is something that should be avoided in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 4:17 PM

Nene scored 12 points with 13 boards, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday.

He was on the injury report for foot, shoulder and ankle issues, but you wouldn't know it based on his seven offensive boards and effective rim protection. Nene didn't play in five of the final seven games in the regular season to help him get ready for the postseason. He did mention earlier this week that his plantar fascia isn't healthy, so he'll be an injury risk going forward.
Apr 18 - 4:16 PM

Nene (shoulder, ankle, foot) will start vs. the Raptors on Saturday.

Nene missed the last two games of the season, and he is still probably not 100 percent. Paul Pierce is expected to see some time as the stretch four, so Nene's minutes will likely be held in check for the time being. The good news is that Nene will be going up against Tyler Hansbrough to start the game.
Apr 18 - 12:18 PM

Nene (shoulder, ankle, foot) practiced on Thursday, and head coach Randy Wittman said that he will play when the Wizards kick off their series against the Raptors on Saturday.

It is worth noting that Randy Wittman has told Paul Pierce to be prepared to play some power forward, so it sounds like Wittman may try and limit Nene's minutes if he's not as effective as he could be. Various injuries clearly hurt Nene's production this season, as he put in his worst averages in a Wizards' uniform with 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.0 steal per game.
Source: Ben Standig
Apr 16 - 5:03 PM

Nene (shoulder, ankle) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

He continues to get rest and did say he's also dealing with a plantar fascia issue. Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin benefit.
Apr 15 - 6:42 PM

Nene (shoulder, ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pacers.

Drew Gooden will slide into the starting lineup tonight, but with averages of just 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds as a starter, he's not a great option in most leagues.
Apr 14 - 6:46 PM

Nene's shoulder and ankle injuries didn't prevent him from scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds on Sunday, marking his second double-double of the season.

The Wizards are clearly gearing up for the playoffs, as they decided not to rest Nene and John Wall (ankle) even though the Hawks were resting their entire starting lineup. That said, it wouldn't be surprising to see the No. 5 seed Wizards give Nene a night off either Tuesday (at the Pacers) or Wednesday (at the Cavaliers).
Apr 12 - 8:55 PM

Nene returned to the lineup on Friday with six points, two rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes.

He did have a minor ankle tweak, but it doesn't look like a major concern. Nene will likely rest one more time before the playoffs, so keep him on the wire.
Apr 10 - 10:35 PM

Nene (shoulder) will play Friday vs. the Nets.

Nene will return from a three-game absence, sending Drew Gooden back to the bench. Gooden can be dropped in all leagues with this news, and both Kevin Seraphin and Kris Humphries' minutes will likely take a hit with Nene back in the fold.

Nene (shoulder) was a full participant during Friday morning's shootaround.

For now, we'll be considering Nene questionable for Friday's game against the Nets. If he's unable to go, Drew Gooden would have the opportunity to start, with Kevin Seraphin and Kris Humphries logging extended minutes off the bench. Seraphin can be viewed as a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues, but none of these guys offer a lot of upside, and this situation should be avoided in standard leagues.
Apr 10 - 12:35 PM