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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 (right knee contusion) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Wolves.
He's back after a six-game absence. He's averaging just under 15 minutes per game this season and is rested quite often, so it's safe to leave him on the wire. If Nene takes his spot in the rotation back, that means Tarik Black will lose most of his minutes. Jan 18 - 11:59 AM

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Nene (right knee contusion) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. Minnesota.

Nene has missed each of the Rockets last six games due to the knee issue. However, it appears he has a chance to return to the lineup on Thursday evening. We should have an update on his status after Wednesday's practice.
Jan 16 - 6:35 PM

Nene (right knee contusion) won't travel with the Rockets for road games on Friday and Monday.

The earliest Nene could return is next Thursday's home game vs. the Wolves. Tarik Black (eye abrasion) will also miss at least one game, which should give guys like Clint Capela, P.J. Tucker and Ryan Anderson a bump in playing time.

Nene (right knee contusion) is listed as out in the game notes for Monday's game vs. the Bulls.

This will be his third game in a row on the shelf as the Rockets continue to play it safe with the veteran. He's averaging under 15 minutes in 27 appearances this season and has little to no fantasy value. Tarik Black and Clint Capela will get a small bump with Nene out.
Jan 7 - 1:36 PM

Nene (right knee contusion) is listed as out in the game notes for Saturday's matchup vs. Detroit.

Nene was unable to finish Wednesday's game and was sidelined for Thursday's loss to Golden State as well. Tarik Black and Clint Capela will continue to soak up a few additional minutes apiece.
Jan 5 - 2:43 PM

Nene (right knee) will not play vs. Golden State on Thursday.

The Rockets were going to hold him out in the second half of a back-to-back set anyway, but now he's dealing with soreness after bruising his knee on Wednesday. Tarik Black gains the most in his absence, with Clint Capela also getting a few extra minutes.
Jan 4 - 6:22 PM

Nene (bruised right knee) will not return vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

The Rockets are blowing out the Magic so this could just be a precaution. He was already expected to sit the second half of this back-to-back set on Thursday, and the knee injury confirms he won't be active. Expect Tarik Black and Clint Capela to gain a handful of minutes in his absence.
Jan 3 - 8:59 PM

Nene is expected to play on Wednesday and is likely out for Thursday night.

The Rockets get a back-to-back set, and sitting Nene in one of the two has basically been the plan all season -- he did play both games on Dec. 15-16.
Jan 3 - 5:37 PM

Nene returned from a rest day on Sunday with six points and two rebounds in six minutes off the bench.

Clint Capela (facial fracture) was back in the starting lineup, which inevitably makes Nene a dubious fantasy option. Tarik Black also supplanted Nene in the rotation after halftime, as the Rockets tried in vain to slow down Julius Randle, and there's simply no reason to trust Nene for fantasy purposes.
Jan 1 - 12:02 AM

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

On Wednesday, coach Mike D'Antoni said Nene can play in back-to-backs, but apparently Nene is not feeling 100 percent after playing 19 minutes on Thursday. Plus, Chris Paul being back is probably a factor here. With Clint Capela (heel) also out, this certainly puts Tarik Black on the board as a punt and it helps P.J. Tucker a lot because the Rockets can just start Ryan Anderson at the five.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Nene hit 5-of-9 shots for 10 points, four rebounds and two steals in just 19 minutes of Thursday's loss to the Celtics.

Nene started for Clint Capela (orbital/eye) and may do so again on Friday against the Wizards. He's not a fantasy juggernaut, but might be worth a punt play in DFS if Capela is out again on Friday night.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:10:00 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Nene can play in back-to-back sets, but that would likely limit him to time against physical centers.

He's going to start while Clint Capela (face, heel) is out and it sounds like he can play both Thursday against the Celtics and Friday against the Wizards. Besides Nene, Ryan Anderson will play to play even more while Tarik Black could be an option. If you want to stream Nene on a back-to-back in a deep league, it's not a terrible idea.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 02:31:00 PM

Nene Hilario finished with just three points in 17 minutes Friday night against the Clippers in a start.

Hilario was getting another start with Clint Capela (heel) on the shelf, but P.J. Tucker outplayed him and earned 32 minutes off the bench. While Nene might continue to start going forward, Tucker is the player you want in deeper fantasy leagues and for DFS purposes until Capela is healthy enough to return.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:52:00 AM

Nene started the first half of Wednesday's game and picked up four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes of action.

Clint Capela was out with a bruised left heel tonight, so Houston began the game with Nene in the middle. He was replaced by P.J. Tucker after halftime, though, and regardless of the situation Houston isn't going to push him -- he's averaging just 14.5 minutes and has seven DNPs sprinkled throughout the season.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Nene will start for Clint Capela (heel) against the Lakers on Wednesday.

Nene has not played more than 20 minutes all season, so he's probably going to see minutes in the teens today. Ryan Anderson should see some minutes at the five while Tarik Black could be asked to fill in for a couple stints. Nene will be a risky play in DFS.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 06:20:00 PM

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PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku