Nene

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  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    NenĂª is planning on retiring at the end of the season.

    NenĂª has played 17 seasons in the NBA for the Nuggets, Wizards and Rockets. He said he will be talking to his family after the season ends about his possible retirement. He was the first Brazilian player to last more than one season in the NBA. He's played in four games in the playoffs this season averaging nine minutes per game, and still has at least two games left in his career. While he was never an All-Star, he was an impact player for a long time, including some big moments in the playoffs, and we wish him well in retirement.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene came off the bench for 12 minutes in Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Thunder.

    Nene only played in 42 games this season and that's mainly because he's an insurance policy for the Rockets at center. He was useful in spurts when Clint Capela dealt with his thumb injury, but was never fantasy relevant as his impact is much greater in reality. Nene finishes with top-380/350 value in 8/9-cat leagues.

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene (old) is expected to play on Tuesday but rest on Wednesday.

    That's what Mike D'Antoni hinted, at least. Things could change depending on Kenneth Faried's availability but either way Nene isn't a fantasy option.

    Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene will be available to play on Wednesday against the Grizzlies but will only be used in emergency situations.

    The Rockets will give the veteran both legs of the back-to-back off, though he may need to play a couple minutes if other Rockets get into foul trouble. There's no fantasy impact here.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will give the night off to Nene for their upcoming back-to-back games in Atlanta and Memphis on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Kenneth Faried should be busy tonight as the Rockets are looking to preserve Nene for the playoffs.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will give Nene the night off on Wednesday for some rest.

    This comes as no surprise as the 36-year-old big man has seen a lot of rest days this season. Kenneth Faried, who came back from injury in their last game, should be able to eat up all the backup frontcourt minutes he can handle tonight.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene will sit Wednesday's game against the Hornets for rest purposes but will be available for Thursday against the Heat.

    With Clint Capela back and Kenneth Faried likely returning to the bench, Nene's utility was already limited. There's no fantasy fallout from this.

    Source: Hunter Atkins on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene will miss Friday's game vs. the Nuggets but will play on Saturday vs. the Jazz.

    This is the front end of a back-to-back set for the Rockets so the aged Nene will get the night off. Kenneth Faried is rolling now so this doesn't really have any fantasy implications.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene is uncertain to play in Friday's game with the Nuggets because he's playing on Saturday against the Jazz.

    The Rockets might not want their veteran playing in both legs of the back-to-back so Nene could be sitting tomorrow night. His absence won't affect fantasy leagues outside of managers in extremely deep formats that might want to see some more minutes headed to Isaiah Hartenstein behind Kenneth Faried.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    The Rockets will be starting Nene at center on Monday vs. the Sixers.

    This is a matchup-based decision. They're counting on his 36-year-old body to hold up for at least a few minutes here and there to annoy a young and athletic Joel Embiid. He won't likely see much time, especially with Kenneth Faried available to spare him in this game.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene scored two points with three rebounds in Monday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Nene started this game, but only logged 14 minutes as the 36-year old's body can only handle so many minutes. Coach D'Antoni threw out Isaiah Hartenstein (zero points, four rebounds and one assist) and Marquese Chriss (zero points and two rebounds) but each big only logged seven minutes apiece. None of these players can handle rotation minutes as they all have flaws that are easily exploitable so they can all be left on the wire. Gary Clark played 26 minutes and scored eight points with two triples, a steal and a block but is still not a reliable fantasy option.

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene will start at center on Monday night but is only going to see 18-to-20 minutes, with Marquese Chriss and Isaiah Hartenstein splitting the backup minutes.

    This is going to be a very tough spot to mine for fantasy value. Nene might be able to grind out some cheap double-doubles but if he's playing with that sort of minutes restriction he's not going to be an option outside of very deep leagues. Chriss has the best stat set and is the upside flier of the bunch, though Hartenstein was playing ahead of him earlier in the year. The Rockets should be looking to the trade market with Clint Capela (thumb) set to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene (rest) isn't playing on Sunday but should be available for Monday.

    The veteran is getting the day off on the front leg of a back-to-back. His absence won't really affect the fantasy landscape at all, though it would've at least given Mike D'Antoni a body to throw at Nikola Vucevic.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene will not play on Wednesday night but will be available on Thursday.

    The Rockets won't put the veteran through a full back-to-back. Isaiah Hartenstein is going to back up Clint Capela against the Wizards tonight.

    Source: Craig Ackerman on Twitter

  • Nene - C/F - Houston Rockets

    Nene (calf) will make his season debut on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

    Aside from bumping rookie Isaiah Hartenstein from the rotation, there’s not a whole lot of fantasy implications here but we’re glad Nene is back.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter