Nene

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  • Nene
    C, Houston Rockets

    Nene (chronic adductor) will not be with the Rockets for training camp.

    Nene re-aggrivated an injury from last season but it doesn't seem to serious. He's a veteran and has already played in Houston's system so once he returns it shouldn't be hard for him to get caught up to speed. However, he doesn't hold much value in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Nene
    C, Houston Rockets

    Nene re-signs with the Rockets.

    After having doubts about returning to the Rockets this offseason, Nene has decided to sign up for another season. The 36-year-old will find himself behind Clint Capela and Tyson Chandler on the depth chart. It would be fun if Nene had another run of fantasy relevance at some point this season, but it is highly unlikely he becomes a factor.

    Source: Houston Rockets on Twitter

  • Nene
    C, Houston Rockets

    Per Kelly Iko of The Athletic, free-agent big man Nene plans to re-sign with the Rockets.

    Nene declined his player option a little over two months ago as he contemplated retirement. It looks like he'll give it another go with the Rockets, and will compete with Tyson Chandler for backup C minutes behind starter Clint Capela. Nene doesn't have much left in the tank and can be ignored in fantasy drafts.

    Source: Kelly Iko on Twitter

  • Nene
    C, Houston Rockets

    Nene has reportedly declined his $3.8 million player option and is now a free agent.

    At age 36, Nene played only 42 games for the Rockets last season for 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.0 minutes and is well past his prime. ESPN reported in early May that he was planning to talk to his family about possible retirement so that might still be on the table.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • 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