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Nene
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Team: HoustonHeight: 6-11 Born: 9/13/1982
Position: F-CWeight: 250 Birthplace: Sao Carlos, Brazil
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 7th pick by Knicks (2002)


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June 30 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)04:5622:56 ET9:56 PM CTNaN:� - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached agreement with Nene on a four-year deal worth $15 million.
Analysis: The sides came to an agreement Friday shortly before the free agent market opened, ensuring that Nene would remain with a team that just acquired star point guard Chris Paul. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced.
May 8 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST19:11 UAE17:1111:11 ET10:11 AM CTNaN:� - Nene has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason with a left adductor tear.
Analysis: Nene left Sunday's Game 4 with a groin injury. This is a huge blow for the Rockets, who were getting 10.0 points per game from Nene off the bench as he shot an impressive 70.6 percent.
May 7 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET0:42 GMT8:42 5:42 PM MST7:42 PM EST4:42 UAE (+1)02:4220:42 ET7:42 PM CTNaN:� - Nene has left Game 4 against the Spurs due to a groin injury.
Analysis: He has been ruled out for the rest of this game. His long-term status isn't immediately known.
May 4 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST8:47 UAE06:470:47 ET11:47 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 10 points Wednesday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Houston Rockets fell to the San Antonio Spurs 121-96. Hilario pulled down one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 17:35 of playing time. He added one steal.
May 1 8:47 PM PT9:47 PM MT10:47 PM CT11:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)05:4723:47 ET10:47 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored seven points Monday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the San Antonio Spurs 126-99. Hilario pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 15:56 on the floor. He added one steal.
Analysis: Nene was ejected at the end of the third quarter after a verbal altercation with San Antonio's Dewayne Dedmon.
Apr. 25 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST6:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Nene scored 14 points Tuesday on 5-of-8 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 105-99. Hilario pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -1 in his 25:49 of playing time. He added one steal.
Analysis: Nene averaged 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds off the bench and shot an eye-popping 28 of 33 from the field as the Rockets won the series in five games.
Apr. 23 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST5:16 UAE (+1)03:1621:16 ET8:16 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 28 points Sunday on 12-of-12 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109. Hilario grabbed 10 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +24 in his 25:26 of playing time. He added one steal.
Analysis: Nene's 12-for-12 performance tied the NBA playoff record for most field goals without a miss.
Apr. 22 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored four points Friday, going 1 of 2 from the field, as the Houston Rockets fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-113. Hilario pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 14:52 of playing time. He added one block.
Apr. 19 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)04:0322:03 ET9:03 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored seven points Wednesday on 3-of-3 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-111. Hilario grabbed five rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 25:00 of playing time. He added one block and one steal.
Apr. 16 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 15 points Sunday, going 7 of 8 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-87. Hilario grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 18:47 on the floor. He added one block.
Apr. 12 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)04:2822:28 ET9:28 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored nine points Wednesday, going 4 of 7 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-118. Hilario grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -8 in his 16:48 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Apr. 7 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST5:46 UAE (+1)03:4621:46 ET8:46 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (finger) is not the injury report Wednesday, so expect him to play.
Analysis: He played only 13 minutes Friday against Detroit after totaling 33 points on 14-of-19 shooting in the previous two games.
Apr. 5 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST6:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 16 points Wednesday on 7-of-8 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Denver Nuggets 110-104. Hilario pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 24:21 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Analysis: Nene has totaled 33 points on 14-of-19 shooting in his last two games.
Apr. 2 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)05:0723:07 ET10:07 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 17 points Sunday on 7-of-11 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Phoenix Suns 123-116. Hilario grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 23:15 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
Mar. 31 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET4:10 GMT12:10 9:10 PM MST11:10 PM EST8:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 14 points Thursday on 6-of-8 shooting as the Houston Rockets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 117-107. Hilario grabbed seven rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 23:29 of playing time.
Mar. 28 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST2:01 UAE (+1)00:0118:01 ET5:01 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (rest) will be given the night off Friday at Golden State but will play in Houston's next two games against the Warriors and Portland, according to coach Mike D'Antoni.
Analysis: The veteran big man will be available as center Montrezl Harrell takes the next two games off for personal reasons, but then Hilario will be rested Friday for the second game of a back-to-back. He's averaged 12.3 points in his last four games.
Mar. 28 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)03:5721:57 ET8:57 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored six points Tuesday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Houston Rockets fell to the Golden State Warriors 113-106. Hilario grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 17:35 on the floor.
Mar. 26 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST2:21 UAE (+1)00:2118:21 ET5:21 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 17 points Sunday on 7-of-9 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-125. Hilario pulled down four rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -5 in his 25:55 on the floor. He added one block and two steals.
Mar. 24 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST6:31 UAE (+1)03:3122:31 ET8:31 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 12 points Friday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 117-107. Hilario pulled down eight rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 19:25 on the floor. He added one steal.
Mar. 20 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST7:04 UAE (+1)04:0423:04 ET9:04 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored six points Monday, going 3 of 6 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the Denver Nuggets 125-124. Hilario pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 20:58 of playing time. He tacked on two steals.
Mar. 18 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3623:36 ET9:36 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 14 points Saturday on 6-of-12 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Denver Nuggets 109-105. Hilario grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 23:41 of playing time.
Mar. 17 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST2:20 UAE (+1)23:2018:20 ET4:20 PM CTNaN:� - Nene is being rested Friday.
Analysis: He is expected to play Saturday.
Mar. 15 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST7:07 UAE (+1)04:0723:07 ET9:07 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 10 points Wednesday on 5-of-7 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Los Angeles Lakers 139-100. Hilario grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 13:50 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Mar. 12 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4823:48 ET9:48 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 12 points Sunday on 6-of-10 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-112. Hilario pulled down six rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 21:45 on the floor. He added one block and three steals.
Mar. 10 6:49 PM PT7:49 PM MT8:49 PM CT9:49 PM ET2:49 GMT10:49 7:49 PM MST9:49 PM EST6:49 UAE (+1)03:4921:49 ET8:49 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored eight points Friday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Houston Rockets defeated the Chicago Bulls 115-94. Hilario grabbed six rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +9 in his 18:45 on the floor. He added one steal.
Mar. 6 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE05:1523:15 ET10:15 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored nine points Monday on 4-of-6 shooting as the Houston Rockets fell to the San Antonio Spurs 112-110. Hilario pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 19:04 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 4 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE05:1923:19 ET10:19 PM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 11 points Saturday, going 4 of 5 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Memphis Grizzlies 123-108. Hilario grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 15:39 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Mar. 2 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CTNaN:� - Nene Hilario scored 16 points Wednesday, going 6 of 7 from the field, as the Houston Rockets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 122-103. Hilario grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 22:01 on the floor. He tacked on one steal.
Feb. 27 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST8:38 UAE05:3823:38 ET10:38 PM CTNaN:� - Hilario scored 15 points Monday on 4-of-7 shooting as the Houston Rockets fell to the Indiana Pacers 117-108. Hilario pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 19:20 on the floor. He added one block.
Feb. 9 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST2:37 UAE (+1)23:3717:37 ET4:37 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (shoulder soreness) is available to play Saturday against the Suns.
Analysis: The veteran big man didn't play Thursday in Charlotte, though it seems like that was more for precautionary reasons.
Feb. 3 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST2:27 UAE (+1)23:2717:27 ET4:27 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (groin) will practice Monday and is expected to be ready for Tuesday's game against Orlando.
Analysis: The veteran should return to his role as a big off the bench after sitting out Friday's win over Chicago.
Jan. 27 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST8:01 UAE05:0123:01 ET10:01 PM CTNaN:� - Nene had a season-high 21 points on 10-of-13 shooting and six rebounds Friday at Philadelphia.
Analysis: He's scored in double figures in three straight games, averaging 16.7 on 74.1 percent shooting with 5.7 boards. Nene started in place of Clint Capela on Friday, but that was just to match up with Joel Embiid.
Jan. 25 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST2:30 UAE (+1)23:3017:30 ET4:30 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (rest) will not play Wednesday at Boston.
Analysis: Nene, who was also given the night off Friday for some rest, was coming off a solid showing Monday at Milwaukee, scoring 17 points and grabbing seven boards. The point and rebound totals were each one off season highs.
Jan. 20 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST2:33 UAE (+1)23:3317:33 ET4:33 PM CTNaN:� - Nene (rest) will not play Friday against the Warriors.
Analysis: The 34-year-old had not missed a game since Dec. 10. Nene no longer has much fantasy value, often playing fewer than 20 minutes off the bench.
Dec. 20 7:35 PM PT8:35 PM MT9:35 PM CT10:35 PM ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST7:35 UAE (+1)04:3522:35 ET9:35 PM CTNaN:� - Nene had 10 points and seven rebounds Tuesday in a loss to San Antonio in his first start of the season.
Analysis: Nene's playing time surely will increase with starting center Clint Capela sidelined at least four weeks after an MRI revealed he has a small fracture on his left fibula.
July 6 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST21:35 UAE19:3513:35 ET12:35 PM CT16:35 - The Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with Nene on a one-year, $2.9 million deal.
Analysis: Nene averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season. When healthy, the Brazilian remains a formidable presence in the paint who can give the offensive-minded Rockets some needed toughness.

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