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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
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Nene is not on the injury report for Saturday's game against the Mavs.
He does want to play, but this would be his first time on both games of a back-to-back. Nene will come off the bench, so we won't get a 100 percent answer on this. Clint Capela is fine regardless, but Montrezl Harrell is a question mark for minutes. Dec 10 - 5:17 PM

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Nene will play on Friday and wants to play on Saturday.

The Rockets are on a back-to-back set and have been limiting Nene. Montrezl Harrell has been solid, so it makes sense to rest Nene tomorrow. Clint Capela is having a big season and isn't affected here.
Dec 9 - 6:34 PM

Nene (rest) will be available on Monday vs. the Celtics.

He's been rested in the last two games, but it's going to be interesting to see if he keeps his spot in the rotation with Montrezl Harrell playing very well off the bench. Nene belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Dec 5 - 6:25 PM

Nene (rest) will not play again on Friday night against the Nuggets.

Wow, he's getting back-to-back nights off. This likely has a lot to do with Montrezl Harrell playing very well on Thursday, so maybe it's possible rotation change, too. Nene can be dropped in most leagues while Harrell could have another nice game. Harrell would only be worth a look in deep leagues.
Dec 2 - 9:03 PM

Nene (rest) will not play on Thursday against the Warriors.

It's scheduled rest and he'll be all set for Friday against one of his former teams, the Nuggets. With Nene out for Thursday, there should be some backup minutes for Montrezl Harrell, who has been battling a calf issue lately. Clint Capela's fantasy ceiling also goes up with this news.
Dec 1 - 2:35 PM

Nene (rest) is expected to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He rested on Thursday in the second half of a back-to-back. The Rockets have rested Nene in both of their back-to-back sets, so expect that to continue. He'll back up Clint Capela with Montrezl Harrell (calf) out tonight.
Nov 19 - 2:56 PM

Nene (rest) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

It's the second night of a back-to-back set for the aging big man. With Nene out, that should get Montrezl Harrell in the rotation behind Clint Capela tonight. Capela is also slightly safer to use in DFS tonight.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Nene out, not only is Clint Capela a strong DFS target, but it also opens up opportunity for a guy like Montrezl Harrell to contribute. In the only B2B set the Rockets have played this year, Harrell recorded a double-double (17pts, 10reb, 3blks) in 27 minutes with Nene also sitting that game. Harrell figures to carry a minuscule GPP ownership and is minimum priced on most sites, so give him a look in large-field tournaments. Capela is an elite value target that can be utilized confidently in any format.
Nov 17 - 5:12 PM

Nene returned from a game off for rest and played 12 minutes on Saturday, finishing with just two points, five rebounds and a block.

Nene had a couple decent games before getting the night off on Wednesday, but he's old enough that he shouldn't be counted on in fantasy leagues. You can do better off your waiver wire.
Nov 5 - 10:22 PM

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

He played a season-high 25 minutes on Tuesday, so it seems like this was the plan all along. With Nene out, we'll likely see more of Montrezl Harrell behind Clint Capela.
Nov 2 - 6:07 PM

Nene played a season-high 25 minutes and made all four of his field goal attempts, including a 3-pointer, for a season-high 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and a block on Tuesday.

Nene has gotten a little better each time out thus far, but he's probably close to maxing out. As long as Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson are healthy, Nene is a fantasy afterthought.
Nov 1 - 8:54 PM

Nene came off Houston's bench on Sunday for 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting with two boards and one assist in 22 minutes vs. the Mavericks.

The veteran center recently dealt with a bruised right thigh, but it didn't cost him any time. Starting center Clint Capela finished with four points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 26 minutes, and Nene may have played more minutes tonight due to concerns about the 'Hack-a-Capela' approach (which Mike D'Antoni cited after Friday's game vs. Dallas). Either way, most owners should ignore Nene while Capela is healthy.
Oct 30 - 11:14 PM

Nene Hilario (bruised right thigh) is probable to play Friday night vs. Dallas

Nene came off the bench to play 22 minutes in the Rockets season-opening loss to the Lakers. Nene's fantasy value this season is limited, due to his role as a reserve behind starting center Clint Capella.
Oct 28 - 1:04 PM

Nene (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's exhibition game against the Mavericks.

It's just a rest day for the veteran. Montrezl Harrell and Chinanu Onuaku should pick up some extended minutes in his absence tonight, but none of these guys can be considered standard league targets.
Oct 19 - 2:02 PM

Nene and K.J. McDaniels are starting for the Rockets on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

Houston's center position is anything but decided, and there is still a chance that Nene could lay claim to his spot in the first unit.
Oct 15 - 6:30 PM

Nene looked great in his first live-game action with the Rockets, posting 12 points on 4-of-4 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, with four rebounds, and two assists in just 14 minutes.

Nene came off the bench and is expected to support Clint Capela this season, though Mike D'Antoni has yet to announce his starting center. Even if he manages to earn the starting job, the 15-year veteran Nene is unlikely to see more than 20-24 minutes a night. D'Antoni has raved about him, and vowed to run some offense through him on the high post, but Nene is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Oct 2 - 10:51 PM