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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Mike D’Antoni said that Nene is "looking good" and "playing well" at training camp.

"He physically feels good, his body feels good," D'Antoni said. "He’s in shape, he’s at a good weight. Nene is one of the better players in the league -- one of the best centers in the league when he’s healthy, and he’s healthy." There has been some talk about Nene challenging Clint Capela for the starting role, but given his injury history and age, he will more than likely come off the bench. After averaging 9.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.5 blocks on 54 percent shooting for Washington last year, Nene is only on the radar in deeper formats.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 10:03 AM

Nene scored a game-high 19 points during an 86-69 win over Nigeria on Monday, adding seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 24 minutes.

He's looked outstanding in his home country, but it still might not be enough for Brazil to advance. If both Croatia and Spain pick up wins, the Brazilians would be left out of the quarterfinals. As for Nene, he's not expected to have a major impact with the Rockets next year with coach Mike D'Antoni limiting his minutes.
Aug 15 - 3:06 PM

Nene went off for 24 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and four turnovers on 11-of-17 shooting in 38.5 big minutes, but Brazil still fell to Argentina in double overtime by a 111-107 score on Saturday.

Washington fans are likely wondering where this version of Nene has been for the last several years, but that's a moot point now that he's taking off from Houston. No matter what the veteran big man does on the international stage, he's not a recommended target in fantasy leagues.
Aug 13 - 4:09 PM

Nene scored 11 points during Sunday's loss to Lithuania, to go with a game-high eight boards, two assists, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

Nene came up with some crucial boards late to help Brazil stay in the game, but ultimately, the 30-point deficit was too much to overcome for Team Brazil. Nene will be backing up Clint Capela at the center-spot in Houston this upcoming season, so he's firmly off the radar in standard fantasy leagues. Raul Neto put up 14 points, two assists, one triple, one steal and one turnover, but he too will be a non-factor in most leagues this upcoming season as the fourth-string point guard in Utah.
Aug 7 - 3:28 PM

Nene agreed to a one-year, 2.9 million deal with the Rockets on Wednesday.

The Rockets finally get some much needed depth at the five. Nene is going to be 34 in September and hasn't played more than 68 games in any season since 2010-11, so the Rockets won't be giving him minutes. He also played just 19.2 minutes per game last year, which seems like a fair expectation for next year.
Jul 6 - 2:05 PM

The Trail Blazers have shown "exploratory interest" in free agent Nene.

The interest is described as "nothing serious," and the odds of Nene coming to Portland would be nil if they reach terms with Festus Ezeli. Nene isn't planning to retire but his effectiveness has dwindled due to age and injuries in recent seasons, and he won't be worth drafting this fall.
Jul 4 - 2:45 PM

Nene, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, is reportedly not contemplating retirement.

The oft-injured big man has already begun training and he fully intends to suit up for Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games. Nene's numbers have been steadily trending in the wrong direction over the past three seasons, and he ended his 2015-16 campaign with meager contributions of 9.2 points, 4.5 boards and 1.7 assists per contest. He won't be a fantasy option regardless of where he winds up.
Jun 5 - 5:15 PM

Ramon Sessions, Marcus Thornton, Otto Porter, Jared Dudley and Nene will start against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Excluding Nene because of his age, all five should be busy tonight. We should see a lot of Kelly Oubre in this game as well. Sessions should have a nice night while Porter should take more shots than usual.
Apr 13 - 7:36 PM

Nene could be rested on Monday vs. the Nets.

The Wizards don't have anything to play for and will be without John Wall (knee), Bradley Beal (pelvis) and Markieff Morris (rest). Nene will be active, but he's too risky to use following this report.
Apr 11 - 7:10 PM

Nene scored 10 points on Tuesday vs. the Warriors with one rebound in 18 minutes.

Nene returned to the bench with Markieff Morris (calf) back in the lineup, so his minutes should be held in check moving forward. Unless you're in a deep league, his owners should move on.
Mar 30 - 1:41 AM

Nene started Sunday's game in place of Markieff Morris (calf), posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting with three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes.

The 33-year-old Nene isn't capable of playing big minutes on a routine basis these days, but he's worth a look whenever injuries bump him into the starting five. In his nine previous starts, he averaged 12.3 points on 55.2 percent shooting with 4.6 boards, 1.7 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.9 blocks.
Mar 28 - 12:00 AM

Nene will start Sunday's game in place of Markieff Morris (calf).

Nene is coming off a nice 19-point game and he draws a nice matchup vs. the Lakers, so he's worth a look for streaming value in most formats. There's risk involved, though, as Nene's playing time could take a hit if the Wizards go small with Jared Dudley at PF. Check back after the game to see how he fared.
Mar 27 - 9:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Tyler Ennis
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku