Nene

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  • Marquese Chriss
    F, Houston Rockets

    The Rockets have ruled Marquese Chriss (ankle), Isaiah Hartenstein (ankle) and Nene (old) out of Tuesday's exhibition game.

    Chriss and Hartenstein are missing a great chance to stake claim to the backup center job tonight as Clint Capela is also sitting out. Zhou Qi is the only healthy center going right now. Nobody here should be on fantasy radars until we get into the 18-team territories.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene
    C/F, Houston Rockets

    Nene (calf) has been ruled out of Monday's preseason contest.

    A situational backup center, Nene's presence or absence shouldn't be affecting many fantasy players out there.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene
    C, Houston Rockets

    Nene logged 14.6 mpg in 52 contests during the 2017-18 season.

    Nene isn't expected to do much more than that and we're not even sure that he could, if asked. He didn't crack the top-300 this season.

  • Nene
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Nene has now been upgraded to probable ahead of Tuesday's game against the Wizards.

    The big man has been dealing with back problems but should be ready to rock tonight. Usually he's no lock to play but the Wizards do employ two traditional centers, so it's possible that Nene gets some minutes here and there depending on game flow. He won't be a fantasy option either way, however.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Nene
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Nene, previously listed as doubtful, has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Tuesday's game.

    Nene is dealing with some back pain and the Rockets don't really need to push their veteran big man, though the upgrade is a good sign if nothing else. Of course, his presence also has zero bearing on fantasy leagues, and it probably won't change much in the rotation.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Chris Paul
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Chris Paul (hip,hamstring) and Nene (lower back) remain questionable to face the Spurs on Sunday

    Coach D’Antoni said he wasn’t sure if CP and Nene will play on Sunday vs. the Spurs and owners are pushing it if they need the production and hold Chris. Hopefully we’ll get an additional update tomorrow.

    Source: Adam Spolane on Twitter

  • Nene
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Nene (sore lower back) will not play on Friday against the Suns.

    This is likely a maintenance day for Nene, but will allow Tarik Black to get extra run off the bench. Black probably won’t be usable unless the Suns get get blown out really early and Clint Capela gets some in-game rest on the bench.

    Source: Mark Berman on Twitter

  • James Harden
    SG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden and Clint Capela are both probable for Friday's game.

    They rested on Tuesday against the Bulls though the team later backtracked and said that they were dealing with nagging injuries. Both of those things can be true, Rockets. They're going to play. Eric Gordon will still hold value off the bench while Nene was only ever worth streaming.

    Source: Houston Chronicle

  • Nene
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Nene drew the start on Tuesday with Clint Capela resting and was able to deliver 10 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in 21 minutes against the Bulls.

    Not bad from Nene, who can be a reliable source of low-end big man lines like this when the playing time is there. Of course, that's almost never the case in Houston this season, and the veteran can be left on all waiver wires accordingly. He's only worth looking at when Capela gets scratched, which could happen a few more times this season. Tarik Black posted seven points, five rebounds, a steal and a block in only 12 minutes off the bench, so clearly the Rockets weren't lacking for production from the center spot tonight.

  • Nene
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Nene will move into the starting lineup for the injured Clint Capela on Tuesday against the Bulls.

    Nene may be worth streaming in deeper formats but nothing beyond that. Tarik Black likely sees extended minutes, too.

    Source: Ben DuBose on Twitter

  • James Harden
    SG, Houston Rockets

    James Harden and Clint Capela will get the night off when the Rockets face the Bulls on Tuesday.

    That’s going to kill fantasy owners but it’s not too surprising given their comfortable standing atop the Western Conference. Eric Gordon and Gerald Green will handle Harden’s minutes while the Rockets will replace Capela with a much larger committee. Ryan Anderson and P.J. Tucker will get extra minutes if the team opts to go small while Nene, Tarik Black and potential callups Chinanu Onuaku or Zhou Qi will get time when they opt for a larger presence. Outside of Gordon and Green you’ll be rolling dice, though Nene would be next in line if we had to pick.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter

  • Ryan Anderson
    PF/C, Houston Rockets

    Ryan Anderson (hip) and Nene (rest) will both be available to play on Sunday vs. the Timberwolves. 

    Neither are fantasy relevant as Anderson and Nene are the 285th and 312th ranked players in fantasy over the past two weeks and each averaging under 20 minutes per game. The Rockets are a high-powered offense with a ton of weapons so neither one of them have the ball in their hands much anyway. They can be left on your wire. 

    Source: Fantasy Labs on Twitter

  • Clint Capela
    C, Houston Rockets

    Clint Capela has been ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Clippers.

    Capela was originally called probable for this game but this has obviously changed. Tarik Black will most likely draw the start, while Nene and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will help pick up the slack as well.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Joe Johnson
    SG/SF, Houston Rockets

    Joe Johnson (illness) and Nene (rest) will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Bucks.

    Johnson’s absence could open up minutes for Gerald Green who’s fallen out of the rotation. He could be worth streaming in deeper leagues but nothing more than that. Tarik Black should get some burn with Nene sidelined on the second night of a back-to-back.

    Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter