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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 scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists and one turnover against the Nuggets on Saturday.
After getting Friday off, he was outstanding in his game and had a handful of emphatic dunks. Nene will continue to get rest, so it's not like fantasy owners can trust him over a week stretch. Mar 19 - 1:13 AM

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

It's just rest on the front end of a back-to-bac set. With Nene out, that should mean Montrezl Harrell gets close to 20 minutes behind Clint Capela, who will have a tall task on his hands guarding Anthony Davis tonight.
Mar 17 - 7:12 PM

Nene is expected to rest on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

That's the first game of a back-to-back set, so coach Mike D'Antoni wants him fresh for Saturday's game vs. the Nuggets. The last time Nene missed a game on Mar. 8, Montrezl Harrell took his spot in the rotation and played 16 minutes.
Mar 16 - 1:12 PM

Nene came off Houston's bench on Sunday for 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting, six rebounds, three steals and one block.

The veteran picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday but that was more a precaution to get him some rest -- he played 19 minutes vs. the Bulls on Friday and logged 22 minutes tonight. Despite tonight's solid performance, it would take a few injuries to result in a fantasy-relevant role.
Mar 13 - 12:22 AM

Nene picked up a DNP-CD on Wednesday, but coach Mike D'Antoni expects him to return for Friday's game in Chicago.

Ryan Anderson (back) was inactive tonight, but it was Montrezl Harrell picking up extra frontcourt minutes while Nene rested due to a few minor ailments, according to D'Antoni. Even at full strength, the veteran isn't a fantasy asset while Clint Capela is healthy.
Mar 9 - 12:27 AM

Nene (rest) did not practice on Sunday.

Head coach Mike D'Antoni described Nene's absence from Sunday's practice as precautionary, so he'll likely be good to go for Monday's game against the Pacers. He's a non-option in standard leagues, though.
Feb 26 - 2:29 PM

Nene returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Wolves, scoring 11 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

He will draw the occasional start depending on the matchup, but he's also a candidate to rest on any given night. Nene is just a low-end streaming option on the nights that he enters the first unit.
Feb 26 - 12:00 AM

Nene will come off the bench on Saturday.

It'll be tough to count on Nene off the bench because there is always a chance he gets a night off. He's not a reliable fantasy option.
Feb 25 - 7:25 PM

Nene started at center for the Rockets on Thursday and had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and a block in 19 minutes.

The move was matchup-based in order for him to guard DeMarcus Cousins, while Clint Capela came off the bench. The Rockets won this one in a blowout and Capela had 15 points, eight boards and three blocks off the bench, so there's no reason to panic if you own him. And there's also no reason to make a move for Nene, as he should be back on the bench in the next one.
Feb 23 - 10:54 PM

Nene is starting at center vs. the Pelicans, with Clint Capela coming off the bench.

This is a matchup-based move, allowing Nene to face DeMarcus Cousins, and it shouldn't have a big impact on Capela's playing time. In six starts this season, the veteran Nene is averaging an uninspiring 12.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks.
Feb 23 - 8:08 PM

Nene could start against the Pelicans on Thursday in order to match up with DeMarcus Cousins.

Coach Mike D'Antoni has done this in the past, so this isn't a surprise. Even if Nene draws the start over Capela, he's not a great streaming option outside of very deep leagues. Capela should still get the bulk of the center minutes and this move will hopefully keep him out of foul trouble.
Feb 23 - 12:03 PM

Nene logged 20 minutes on Wednesday, his highest total in February, to finish with eight points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Clint Capela scored 12 points with two boards in 12 minutes, while Montrezl Harrell went scoreless in three minutes, and the Rockets' center spot continues to be a nightly merry-go-round. Houston came in with the league's best defensive rating in their previous five games but they gave up 117 points tonight, partly because they were both out-rebounded and outscored in the paint.
Feb 15 - 11:36 PM

Nene scored two points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 12 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

It was a three-way split at center for Nene, Montrezl Harrell and Clint Capela. Both Capela and Harrell both logged 18 minutes, but garbage time was a factor for Harrell. Nene isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 12 - 12:19 AM

Nene (shoulder) is available to play against the Suns on Saturday.

He had a shoulder issue keep him out on Thursday, but Nene should be fine today. He'll likely be splitting the backup minutes with Montrezl Harrell behind Clint Capela.
Feb 11 - 7:23 PM

Nene (shoulder) went through practice on Friday.

He did not play on Thursday, so practicing today sounds like it was more for rest over injury. If Nene is a go for Saturday against the Suns, Montrezl Harrell would lose minutes.
Feb 10 - 3:10 PM

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PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
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SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku