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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 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

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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

Nene (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's game vs. the 76ers.

Drew Gooden has been playing well in Nene's absence, even averaging 2.0 triples over his past five games, and he's worth a look for short-term value. Kris Humphries and Kevin Seraphin also get a boost with Nene sidelined, but he's resumed practicing and could return as soon as Friday in Brooklyn.

Nene (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday and his status is up in the air vs. the 76ers.

Nene did practice the past two days and traveled with the team to Philly, but it looks like he is in danger of picking up another DNP tonight. Nene's shoulder is still sore, and he is starting to look doubtful to suit up. If Nene doesn't play, Drew Gooden will be the primary beneficiary while Kevin Seraphin and Kris Humphries will play more as well. Check back for an update closer to tip-off.

Nene (rest) practiced for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.

The big man will join the Wizards on their trip to Philadelphia in advance of Wednesday's game against the 76ers and is looking likely to suit up. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but it looks like Drew Gooden, Kris Humphries, and Kevin Seraphin will see a dip in their playing time against the Sixers.

Nene practiced on Monday.

He rested the last two games and the Wizards may be preparing for Nene to be back. Drew Gooden has ben terrific lately, scoring 16 points in a win against Memphis on Saturday. Nene is likely going to rest at some point in the future, so give Gooden a look on those days.
Apr 6 - 3:25 PM

Nene (personal) will not play vs. the Grizzlies on Saturday.

The Wizards are going to play it safe with Nene heading into playoffs, so it's possible that he misses more time. Nene can be dropped in most leagues, while Drew Gooden will likely draw another start and is worth a look in deeper leagues. Kevin Seraphin and Kris Humphries get a small boost to their value as well.
Apr 4 - 6:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Ramon Sessions
3Will Bynum
4Garrett Temple
SG1Bradley Beal
2Rasual Butler
3Martell Webster
SF1Paul Pierce
2Otto Porter
PF1Nene Hilario
2Kris Humphries
3Drew Gooden
C1Marcin Gortat
2Kevin Seraphin
3DeJuan Blair