Hilario totaled four points (2-4 FG), three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 17 minutes during Wednesday's 121-11 loss to the Timberwolves. Hilario has averaged 16.0 minutes per game across four appearances here in February, his highest allotment of the season. However, with Clint Capela (thumb) expected to return for the team's next game (Feb. 21 against the Lakers), Hilario will be buried on the depth chart behind Capela and Kenneth Faried.
Hilario will be held out of Friday's game against Denver to rest but will be ready to play Saturday against Utah, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Although Hilario was taken off Houston's injury report earlier in the day, the Rockets have announced that they'll rest the big man during the front end of their back-to-back. He's expected to take the court for Saturday's matchup in Utah, however. Kenneth Faried and P.J. Tucker could see a heavier workload with Hilario getting the night off.
Nene (rest) is off the injury report ahead of Friday's contest against the Nuggets, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports. There was some noise about Nene potentially being rested Friday. However, that appears not to be the case. In January, the veteran averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.8 minutes.
Nene is questionable for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The veteran has periodically been given rest this season, and he might not play Friday. That said, the expectation is that Nene will be available Saturday against the Jazz.
Hilario (rest) isn't listed on the Rockets' injury report ahead of Friday's game versus the Raptors. As has often been the case during his tenure with Houston, Hilario was held out in the Rockets' most recent game Wednesday in New York for maintenance purposes after he logged minutes in each of the team's preceding four contests. Hilario has entered the starting five on two occasions since Clint Capela (thumb) was shut down, but his path to a top-unit role (and playing time in general) is more muddled following the recent addition of Kenneth Faried. Faried should garner the majority of minutes at center in most of the Rockets' games moving forward, keeping his fantasy ceiling far higher than Hilario's.
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