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Nene Hilario

32-Year-Old    C,PF    Washington Wizards

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

14.2

REB

5.5

AST

2.9

STL

1.2

BLK

0.9

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

The book on Nene is mostly written at this point, and he unquestionably lived up to his reputation last year. Oft-injured and inconsistent, the Brazilian big man is a menace to opposing defenders when both healthy and at the top of his game. The Wizards got spurts of his bes...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  10/30/2014
HT: 6' 11"   WT: 260 lbs   DOB: 9/13/1982  College: Brazil
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #7 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nene Hilario Contract Information:

Agreed to terms on a five-year, $67-million deal with Denver in December 2011. Traded to Washington Wizards in March 2012.

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Nene has been suspended for one regular season game for leaving the bench area during an altercation in Monday's preseason game versus the Bulls, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Nene Hilario NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 55 23.9 9.6 5.9 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.0 50.3 66.0 1.7 1.9 4.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 7.0 2.5 3.9
2005-06 22 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
2006-07 23 64 26.8 12.2 7.0 1.2 1.0 0.9 0.0 57.0 68.9 2.0 2.3 4.7 0.0 0.0 4.6 8.1 3.0 4.4
2007-08 24 16 16.6 5.3 5.4 0.9 0.6 0.9 0.0 40.8 55.1 1.3 1.9 3.6 0.1 0.0 1.8 4.4 1.7 3.1
2008-09 25 77 32.6 14.6 7.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 0.0 60.4 72.3 1.9 2.4 5.4 0.1 20.0 5.6 9.2 3.5 4.8
2009-10 26 82 33.7 13.8 7.6 2.5 1.4 1.0 0.0 58.7 70.4 1.5 2.0 5.6 0.0 0.0 5.1 8.7 3.6 5.1
2010-11 27 DEN 75 30.5 14.5 7.6 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.0 61.5 71.1 1.8 1.9 5.7 0.1 20.0 5.4 8.7 3.8 5.4
2011-12 28 DEN 28 29.5 13.4 7.4 2.2 1.3 0.9 0.0 50.9 67.7 2.8 1.5 5.9 0.1 0.0 5.1 10.0 3.2 4.8
2011-12 28 WAS 11 25.8 14.5 7.5 1.7 0.5 1.2 0.0 60.7 65.7 1.7 1.8 5.7 0.2 0.0 6.2 10.2 2.1 3.2
2011-12 28 DEN/WAS 39 28.5 13.7 7.5 2.1 1.1 1.0 0.0 53.7 67.3 2.5 1.6 5.8 0.1 0.0 5.4 10.1 2.9 4.3
2012-13 29 WAS 61 27.2 12.6 6.7 2.9 0.9 0.6 0.0 48.0 72.9 2.3 1.7 5.0 0.0 0.0 4.7 9.7 3.2 4.4
2013-14 30 WAS 53 29.4 14.2 5.5 2.9 1.2 0.9 0.0 50.3 58.3 2.2 1.2 4.3 0.1 20.0 5.6 11.2 2.9 5.0
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Nene Hilario – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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Also Listed As:  #4 Center

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True Shooting Percentage

53.0%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Nene Hilario had a true shooting percentage of 53.0%.

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Nene Hilario NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 55 36.0 14.4 8.9 2.3 1.4 1.3 0.0 50.3 66.0 2.6 2.8 6.0 0.1 0.0 5.3 10.6 3.8 5.8
2005-06 22 1 36.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 24.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0.0 0.0
2006-07 23 64 36.0 16.4 9.4 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.0 57.0 68.9 2.7 3.1 6.3 0.0 0.0 6.2 10.8 4.1 5.9
2007-08 24 16 36.0 11.5 11.8 2.0 1.2 1.9 0.0 40.8 55.1 2.8 4.1 7.7 0.1 0.0 3.9 9.6 3.7 6.6
2008-09 25 77 36.0 16.1 8.6 1.5 1.4 1.4 0.0 60.4 72.3 2.1 2.6 6.0 0.1 20.0 6.1 10.2 3.8 5.3
2009-10 26 82 36.0 14.8 8.2 2.6 1.5 1.1 0.0 58.7 70.4 1.6 2.2 6.0 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.3 3.8 5.4
2010-11 27 DEN 75 36.0 17.1 9.0 2.3 1.3 1.1 0.0 61.5 71.1 2.1 2.3 6.7 0.1 20.0 6.3 10.3 4.5 6.3
2011-12 28 DEN 28 36.0 16.4 9.1 2.7 1.6 1.1 0.0 50.9 67.7 3.4 1.9 7.2 0.1 0.0 6.2 12.2 3.9 5.8
2011-12 28 WAS 11 36.0 20.2 10.5 2.4 0.8 1.6 0.0 60.7 65.7 2.4 2.5 8.0 0.3 0.0 8.6 14.2 2.9 4.4
2011-12 28 DEN/WAS 39 36.0 17.4 9.4 2.6 1.4 1.2 0.0 53.7 67.3 3.1 2.0 7.4 0.1 0.0 6.8 12.7 3.7 5.4
2012-13 29 WAS 61 36.0 16.6 8.8 3.8 1.2 0.8 0.0 48.0 72.9 3.0 2.2 6.6 0.0 0.0 6.2 12.9 4.3 5.8
2013-14 30 WAS 53 36.0 17.4 6.8 3.5 1.5 1.1 0.0 50.3 58.3 2.7 1.5 5.3 0.1 20.0 6.9 13.7 3.6 6.1
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Nene Hilario NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 21 55 1317 528 325 84 50 48 0 50.3 66.0 94 104 221 2 0.0 194 386 140 212
2005-06 22 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
2006-07 23 64 1715 783 449 77 62 58 0 57.0 68.9 127 150 299 1 0.0 294 516 195 283
2007-08 24 16 266 85 87 15 9 14 0 40.8 55.1 21 30 57 1 0.0 29 71 27 49
2008-09 25 77 2510 1123 598 108 95 101 1 60.4 72.3 147 183 415 5 20.0 428 709 266 368
2009-10 26 82 2761 1135 627 203 115 82 0 58.7 70.4 125 166 461 2 0.0 421 717 293 416
2010-11 27 DEN 75 2291 1091 571 149 84 73 1 61.5 71.1 134 145 426 5 20.0 402 654 286 402
2011-12 28 DEN 28 826 376 208 61 36 25 0 50.9 67.7 77 43 165 2 0.0 143 281 90 133
2011-12 28 WAS 11 284 159 83 19 6 13 0 60.7 65.7 19 20 63 2 0.0 68 112 23 35
2011-12 28 DEN/WAS 39 1110 535 291 80 42 38 0 53.7 67.3 96 63 228 4 0.0 211 393 113 168
2012-13 29 WAS 61 1659 766 407 177 55 37 0 48.0 72.9 139 101 306 1 0.0 285 594 196 269
2013-14 30 WAS 53 1560 754 294 153 64 47 1 50.3 58.3 117 65 229 5 20.0 299 594 155 266
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Nene Hilario NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 21 55 23.9 55.1 50.3 12.8 14.3 0.9 12.3
2005-06 22 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 66.7 0.0 -3.0
2006-07 23 64 26.8 61.1 57.0 9.1 15.0 0.6 15.5
2007-08 24 16 16.6 45.9 40.8 11.7 16.3 0.7 7.8
2008-09 25 77 32.6 64.5 60.4 9.6 13.1 0.7 19.4
2009-10 26 82 33.7 63.1 58.7 16.5 10.2 1.6 19.7
2010-11 27 DEN 75 30.5 65.7 61.5 13.4 12.0 1.1 19.5
2011-12 28 DEN 28 29.5 55.4 50.9 12.8 16.1 0.8 16.0
2011-12 28 WAS 11 25.8 62.4 60.7 11.5 11.5 1.0 18.6
2011-12 28 DEN/WAS 39 28.5 57.3 53.7 12.4 14.9 0.8 16.7
2012-13 29 WAS 61 27.2 53.8 48.0 17.2 13.5 1.3 15.1
2013-14 30 WAS 53 29.4 53.0 50.4 15.6 11.9 1.3 14.9
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Nene Hilario 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 17 at IND                                
May 15 IND 31 15 6 2 0 0 1 7 12 1 2 0 0 1 5 3
May 13 at IND 24 4 4 4 2 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
May 11 IND 25 10 3 3 0 2 0 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
May 9 IND 34 8 3 0 0 2 3 3 14 2 6 0 0 1 2 2
May 7 at IND 36 14 5 2 0 1 1 7 14 0 4 0 0 0 5 2
May 5 at IND 32 15 6 2 0 2 2 6 16 3 4 0 0 1 5 4
Apr 29 at CHI 39 20 7 4 2 1 1 10 17 0 1 0 0 2 5 4
Apr 27 CHI                                
Apr 25 CHI 29 10 4 3 2 0 5 5 15 0 0 0 0 2 2 3
Apr 22 at CHI 40 17 7 3 1 1 1 8 13 1 4 0 0 0 7 6
Apr 20 at CHI 35 24 8 3 2 1 2 11 17 2 5 0 0 1 7 6
Apr 16 at BOS 22 12 3 3 0 0 2 5 6 2 4 0 0 1 2 2
Apr 14 MIA 24 18 4 2 1 1 5 8 12 2 4 0 0 1 3 2
Apr 12 MIL                                
Apr 11 at ORL 20 17 3 2 1 1 2 7 11 3 6 0 0 1 2 0
Apr 9 CHA 17 10 0 1 1 0 0 5 9 0 4 0 0 0 0 3
Apr 5 CHI                                
Apr 4 at NYK                                
Apr 2 BOS                                
Mar 31 at CHA                                
Mar 29 ATL                                
Mar 28 IND                                
Mar 26 PHO                                
Mar 23 at DEN                                
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Mar 21 at LAL                                
Mar 20 at POR                                
Mar 18 at SAC                                
Mar 15 BKN                                
Mar 14 at ORL                                
Mar 12 CHA                                
Mar 10 at MIA                                
Mar 8 at MIL                                
Mar 5 UTA                                
Mar 3 MEM                                
Mar 1 at PHI                                
Feb 27 at TOR                                
Feb 25 ORL                                
Feb 23 at CLE 21 8 4 4 1 1 2 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Feb 22 NOP 33 30 7 0 3 2 4 13 19 4 6 0 0 3 4 3
Feb 19 at ATL 31 10 6 2 1 0 5 3 9 4 6 0 0 1 5 4
Feb 18 TOR 34 17 5 2 0 0 2 8 17 1 5 0 0 1 4 4
Feb 12 at HOU 30 21 1 1 1 0 2 9 12 3 9 0 0 0 1 6
Feb 11 at MEM 36 17 4 3 3 1 2 7 13 3 3 0 1 1 3 4
Feb 9 SAC 35 18 5 5 2 3 1 6 13 6 7 0 0 2 3 3
Feb 7 CLE 34 13 8 5 4 0 2 6 10 1 4 0 0 2 6 3
Feb 5 SAS 38 12 7 3 2 1 3 4 14 4 6 0 0 0 7 3
Feb 3 POR 31 13 7 1 2 1 1 5 15 3 4 0 0 0 7 2
Feb 1 OKC 27 17 5 1 1 0 3 8 12 0 2 1 1 2 3 5
Jan 29 at LAC 26 14 8 6 2 0 4 7 15 0 1 0 1 2 6 4
Jan 28 at GSW 35 16 7 2 2 1 3 7 15 2 2 0 0 2 5 3
Jan 25 at UTA 33 19 6 2 0 1 1 9 16 1 2 0 0 3 3 3
Jan 24 at PHO 33 18 8 2 1 1 6 8 15 2 4 0 0 5 3 3
Jan 22 BOS 34 17 9 3 1 1 2 7 14 3 5 0 0 3 6 3
Jan 20 PHI 23 7 5 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 8 0 0 1 4 3
Jan 18 DET 35 14 4 3 0 1 4 5 9 4 10 0 0 0 4 2
Jan 17 CHI 35 10 7 4 1 2 4 3 15 4 6 0 0 1 6 3
Jan 15 MIA 34 19 4 9 2 2 1 6 15 7 9 0 0 0 4 3
Jan 13 at CHI 36 19 5 5 2 2 3 9 14 1 6 0 0 1 4 4
Jan 11 HOU 27 8 10 6 1 1 0 3 10 2 6 0 0 4 6 5
Jan 10 at IND 29 12 5 4 1 1 1 6 15 0 3 0 0 1 4 4
Jan 8 at NOP 27 11 4 3 1 1 4 4 6 3 5 0 0 0 4 3
Jan 7 at CHA 15 7 6 1 0 0 2 3 9 1 2 0 0 1 5 3
Jan 5 GSW 25 14 4 4 0 0 4 6 9 2 2 0 0 0 4 3
Jan 3 TOR 20 15 4 0 0 1 4 4 9 7 8 0 0 1 3 0
Jan 1 DAL 24 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 7 0 2 0 0 2 1 6
Dec 30 at DET 28 11 6 5 0 0 1 5 9 1 2 0 0 0 6 3
Dec 28 DET 19 7 5 3 2 0 3 2 4 3 4 0 1 1 4 1
Dec 27 at MIN 22 13 5 0 0 0 2 4 10 5 8 0 0 1 4 3
Dec 21 at BOS 23 13 8 5 2 1 0 4 6 5 6 0 0 1 7 3
Dec 18 at BKN 23 17 3 2 2 0 1 6 10 5 7 0 0 0 3 1
Dec 16 at NYK                                
Dec 14 LAC                                
Dec 13 at ATL                                
Dec 9 DEN                                
Dec 6 MIL 25 10 2 2 2 1 0 5 8 0 4 0 0 0 2 1
Dec 2 ORL 31 14 6 1 1 3 2 5 12 4 5 0 0 0 6 3
Nov 30 ATL 36 13 12 3 1 1 2 4 12 5 6 0 0 1 11 3
Nov 29 at IND                                
Nov 27 at MIL 35 9 8 1 1 0 2 2 6 5 6 0 0 2 6 1
Nov 26 LAL 37 30 2 5 2 0 1 13 22 4 6 0 0 0 2 2
Nov 23 NYK 35 8 7 3 1 1 1 4 10 0 2 0 0 1 6 4
Nov 22 at TOR 37 10 10 4 0 2 4 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 3
Nov 20 at CLE 38 24 8 6 1 1 1 10 16 4 4 0 0 1 7 5
Nov 19 MIN 35 20 5 4 1 1 2 7 12 6 6 0 0 1 4 4
Nov 16 CLE 37 24 7 2 1 2 3 9 16 6 9 0 1 1 6 4
Nov 13 at SAS 25 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
Nov 12 at DAL 33 14 7 3 3 0 6 3 7 8 14 0 0 4 3 3
Nov 10 at OKC 25 14 7 6 0 1 0 5 6 4 10 0 0 3 4 3
Nov 8 BKN 35 20 8 3 1 1 2 8 12 4 7 0 0 2 6 4
Nov 6 at PHI 29 10 5 2 1 2 1 4 10 2 2 0 0 2 3 4
Nov 3 at MIA                                
Nov 1 PHI                                
Oct 30 at DET 30 12 3 1 1 1 0 4 6 4 7 0 0 1 2 4

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Nene Hilario: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nene sat out Monday's preseason opener for the Wizards due to a coach's decision, play-by-play man Glenn Consor reports.

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Nene averaged 14.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks over 29.4 minutes in 53 regular season games during the 2013-14 campaign.

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Nene was held to eight points (3-14 FG, 2-6 FT) with three rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes in the Game 3 loss to the Pacers on Friday.

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Nene scored 14 points (7-14 FG, 0-4 FT) to go with five rebounds and two assists in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to Indiana.

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Hilario returned from a one-game suspension to score 20 points (10-17 FG) to go with seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 39 minutes Tuesday as the Wizards eliminated the Bulls from the postseason.

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Nene (suspension) will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Bulls, the Washington Post reports.

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Nene has been suspended for Sunday's Game 4 against the Bulls, CSN Chicago reports.

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Nene finished with 10 points (5-15 FG) to go along with four rebounds, three assists, and two steals before getting ejected after 29 minutes in the Game 3 loss to the Bulls on Friday.

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Hilario was ejected in the fourth quarter after exchanging words with the Bulls' Jimmy Butler, the Bulls report.

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Hilario put up 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 FT) to go with seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 40 minutes as the Wizards downed the Bulls in overtime Tuesday.

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Hilario broke free from his minutes limit in the start Sunday by finishing with 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-5 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes during Game 1.

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Nene will start at power forward Sunday, the Washington Post reports.

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2013-14

Nene was plagued with injuries over the last two seasons, missing a total of 48 games due to various injuries. In his 2012-13 campaign, the Brazilian veteran averaged solid numbers with 12.6 points (48 percent from the field, 73 percent from the line), 6.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.9 steals in 27 minutes per game. His scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage rates were the lowest Nene had achieved over the past five years, and it was evident that injuries to his knee and foot limited his ability to contribute in his first full season with the Wizards. With news that Nene has been recovering well in the offseason, it is possible for him to have a comeback season as a solid fantasy contributor. Though the Wizards' frontcourt is loaded with role players such as Trevor Booker, Jan Vesley, Emeka Okafor, Kevin Seraphin and Al Harrington, Nene is most likely the focal point down low, as he just signed a massive contract in the 2011-12 season. If Nene can remain healthy for the entire season, he could be considered a sleeper pick in many fantasy formats.

2012-13

After signing a massive $67-million contract with the Nuggets prior to the 2011-12 season, it looked like Nene would be one of the center pieces of the team in the post-Carmelo Anthony era. Instead, he was sent to Washington prior to the trade deadline. Nene�s production was nearly identical in both of his stops last season, finishing with averages of 13.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks � all numbers that are right in line with his production over the previous three seasons. The main black mark against Nene last season was his inability to stay healthy, as he played in just 39 of 66 games. He dealt with an array of lower-body issues all season and was hampered by plantar fasciitis late in the year. The plantar fasciitis was an issue during his Summer Olympic stint with Brazil, so the condition still warrants monitoring. While the health issues are an obvious concern, Nene is actually in a good position to post some of the best numbers of his career with the Wizards. Washington has numerous young pieces to build around in the backcourt (John Wall, Bradley Beal) and wing (Jan Vesely), but Nene and Emeka Okafor figure to be the two featured pieces down low. If Nene is healthy enough to average 35 minutes per game, we could be looking at one of his most productive seasons stat-wise. Of course, that�s a big if.

2011-12

Nene continued to go about his business in 2010-11, quietly being one of the most consistent all-around fantasy contributors at the center position. Despite playing just over 30 minutes per game on a deep Denver squad, the 29-year-old Brazilian matched his personal-best scoring mark of 14.6 points per game. His offensive strength comes from an extremely efficient attack, nailing 61.5 percent of his shots from the floor and 71.1 percent of his freebies. He also chipped in as a steady producer on defense with 7.6 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. One of the biggest worries with Nene earlier in his career was his tendency to get hurt, but after three consecutive seasons with 75 or more appearances, he has shaken his injury-prone label. Nene will be a free agent once the NBAs labor situation resolves. Its currently uncertain where he might land, but after three straight effective seasons in Denver, he should have plenty of suitors. His destination will factor into his overall value, but regardless of where he lands, Nene proved last year he could still produce while being part of a crowded roster.

2010-11

It's been great seeing what Nene can do while finally healthy over the past two years, and his ability to contribute in so many categories is rare. He's one of a few centers who averaged both a steal and a block per game last season, and the 2.5 apg are nothing to sneeze at either. Still, let's not forget he missed a total of 165 games from 2006-2008, which makes him quite risky as a potential third round pick. He's also not much of a free throw shooter (career 67.2%), and even during his impressive last two seasons, he averaged a modest 7.75 rpg. Denver also added Al Harrington to the mix during the offseason, so with Chris Andersen and Kenyon Martin also there, the Nuggets' frontcourt is quite crowded. Nene has downside.

2009-10

Nene is one of the quickest centers in the league and possesses a high basketball IQ. He doesnt try to do things that are outside of his role on the team. He has good hands, takes smart shots and can hit the mid-range jumper. Nene had the second best field-goal percentage in the league last year (60.4), trailing only Shaquille ONeal. He played in 77 games, starting in all but one of them. The previous four seasons, Nene played in only 158 of a possible 328 games. He tore the ACL in his right knee in the first two minutes of Denvers first game of the 2005-2006 season and was forced to miss the final 81. Nene experienced a mild breakout season in 2006-2007, but succumbed to testicular cancer, a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and a right groin strain that limited him to 16 games in 2007-2008. After a healthy campaign in 2008-09, those injuries appear to be behind him. Hell be a top ten contributor in field-goal percentage and provides good value in points, rebounds and blocks. Nene hits a respectable number of his free throws and doesnt hurt you in any categories like Dwight Howard with his poor free-throw percentage and frequent turnovers.

2008-09

Hilario was limited to just 16 games last season after battling cancer as well as injuries. While the cancer issue can be chalked up to horrible luck, the injury issues have been a consistent theme throughout his career. Its unfortunate because hes been fairly productive when on the court, capable of averaging more than a steal and block per contest. Hilario saw his value get a major boost when the Nuggets basically gave Marcus Camby away to the Clippers, opening up major minutes in the middle. Hilario appears to be the teams starting center, and with Camby no longer taking all the rebounds, theres some upside here. If he can stay healthy.

2007-08

Nene returned from knee surgery with a bang last season, setting new career highs in per game scoring (12.2), field-goal percentage (57) and rebounding (7.0), despite playing fewer minutes (26.8) than in his first two seasons. Nene always had excellent size and strength, but until last season he didnt do a great job of using that to his advantage. His improved numbers were mostly due to more aggressive inside play and improved polish on his post moves. Hes the best interior scoring threat on the Nuggets, but once Allen Iverson joined Carmelo Anthony last season there were fewer shots to go around for everyone. Also, Kenyon Martin may return from his own knee issues this summer, further cutting into Nenes minutes. Nene still has the potential to become a roto impact player, but his team circumstances make it more likely that he will instead remain a solid role contributor.

2006-07

Nene got only three minutes into his 2005-06 campaign before going down for the season with a torn ACL. The Nuggets are convinced that his knee has recovered, though, having signed him to a $60 million extension this offseason. Nene has all of the physical tools to be a dominant center, standing 6-11 and a solid 268 pounds with good quickness and jumping ability, but through his first three years he has been a solid but average 11 points, six rebounds player that is more likely to impact defensively with quick hands (1.4 spg career) than by defending the rim (.7 bpg). The Nuggets currently have a crowded big-man rotation that also features Marcus Camby, Kenyon Martin, and Joe Smith, so it is hard to imagine that Nene will be able to dramatically improve upon his career averages even if his knee is fully healthy.

2005-06

The focus of several trade rumors both last year and this past summer Nen remains a Nugget and should remain a key player in George Karls rotation. His prime weaknesses remain his limited low post game and his free-throw shooting but he is the first front-court player off the bench, shoots a high percentage from the field, and can man both the C and PF positions which should make him center eligible in most fantasy leagues. The arrival of Eduardo Najera last season did cut into Nens minutes slightly but we dont see that being a major problem. In most leagues Nen wont be worth a pick-up unless Camby or Martin go down with injuries and even then his limited offensive game will limit his worth. Our projections for 2005-06 are 8-10 points, 5-7 boards, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block in 23-28 minutes a night.

2004-05

Despite a fantastic 2nd season Nene' will undoubtedly lose his starting spot to newcomer Kenyon Martin. However, that doesn't mean you should expect a major drop off in production because aside from backing up Martin he'll more than likely spend some quality minutes at the five spot behind Camby as well. We expect to see him getting close to 30 minutes a night and averaging 8-10 points, six boards, two assists, and a steal while reducing his turnovers and improving his free throw % (68% last season).

2003-04

Nene, who legally changed his name from Maybyner Hilario over the summer, enters his second season with the Nuggets primed to do some damage up front. He'll most likely start at PF but could easily fill in at C if called upon to do that. Expect him to get 30-35 minutes a night with an average stat line of 11-13 points, 6-8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal a game. Though he shouldn't be on your short list of good PF's to take in the early rounds he should make for a very solid back-up especially if he's earmarked as a C/F in your league.