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Nene
PPG RPG APG
8.1 3.9 0.9
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)


Latest News
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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