Hilario (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Rockets didn't provide an exact reasoning behind Hilario's absence, but it's likely just a night off for rest for the veteran big man. He'll likely return for Friday's game against the Raptors, but in the meantime, look for Tarik Black to operate as the team's backup center behind Clint Capela.
Hilario will return to availability Monday against the Jazz after sitting out Sunday's game against the Nuggets to rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. No real news here, as Nene has been rested on one half of back-to-backs for most of the season. He played 16 minutes in a win over Minnesota on Friday and should be expected to see a similar workload Monday as the backup to Clint Capela.
Hilario will not play in Sunday's game against the Nuggets due to rest purposes but will play Monday in Utah, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. With the Rockets playing a back-to-back set in high altitude Sunday and Monday, Houston will yet again take a cautious approach with the veteran big man. Without Hilario, Tarik Black could be in line to see additional minutes off the bench at center.
Hilario had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-3 FT) and two rebounds in 14 minutes during Tuesday's 126-108 win over the Timberwolves. Hilario earned the least amount of playing time among the nine Rockets who saw the floor. However, Tarik Black was a healthy scratch while new addition Brandan Wright was held out as well. Hilario could have a hard time maintaining his current load of minutes (14.9 per through 39 appearances in 2017-18). He was already only useful in the deepest fantasy leagues, and now that Wright figures to cut into Hilario's minutes it's unclear what we can expect from the 35-year-old veteran going forward.
Hilario (knee) is available for Thursday's game against the Timberwolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. Hilario has missed the last six games due to a knee injury, but his return Thursday will give the Rockets some much-needed depth in the frontcourt, especially with Trevor Ariza suspended for the next two contests. Hilario will likely take back the minutes Tarik Black has seen in his absence recently.
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