The Hawks waived Nene (hip) on Thursday.
With the massive four-team, 12-player deal that was agreed upon earlier in the week officially approved by the NBA, the Hawks quickly parted ways with Nene, who was likely only included in the deal that sent Clint Capela (heel) to Atlanta for salary-matching purposes. Nene has been sidelined all season after a chronic left adductor injury bothered him prior to the Rockets opening training camp. The 37-year-old never resumed any on-court work with the Rockets prior to being dealt, so it's looking rather unlikely that he'll be ready to play at any point this season as he heads to the free-agent pool. Given his advanced age and lengthy injury history, Nene's 18-year NBA career could be over.
Hilario is being trading to the Hawks as part of a four-team deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.
Hilario is part of a massive deal that will send fellow teammate Clint Capela to Atlanta as well. The 37-year-old did not take the court once for Houston this season and it remains to be seen if a new home will spark a changed role for the veteran.
Nene (hip) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers.
The 37-year-old has been away from the team all season after he aggravated a chronic hip adductor injury shortly before the Rockets convened for training camp. With Houston offering few updates on Nene's rehab thus far, he's looking unlikely to make his 2019-20 debut until after the All-Star break.
Hilario (hip) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Spurs.
The Rockets have provided few updates on Nene since he suffered a setback with a chronic adductor injury prior to training camp. His absence looks like it'll stretch into the 2020 portion of the Rockets' schedule.
Hilario (hip) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Raptors.
Hilario has yet to play this season while working back from a chronic hip adductor issue. The veteran big man remains without a timetable for his return.
Nene (hip) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Pelicans and didn't travel with the team to New Orleans, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Nene has been away from the Rockets all season after suffering a setback with a chronic hip adductor issue shortly before training camp. Houston has yet to outline a timeline for Nene to even resume practicing with the club, so at this point, he appears unlikely to make his 2019-20 debut until at least December.
Hilario (hip) remains away from the Rockets, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
No timeline for the return of the veteran has been announced as he continues to recover from a left adductor strain. Even when healthy, Hilario isn't expected to be given a significant amount of minutes during his age-37 season.
Hilario (hip) has been ruled out for Thursday's season opener against the Bucks, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
Hilario has been away from the team since aggravating a chronic adductor injury shortly before training camp, so it's probably safe to rule him out for at least the first couple weeks of the regular season. A more concrete target date for Hilario's season debut should emerge once he's back practicing again, but the 37-year-old probably won't be in store for a consistent spot in the Houston rotation when he's ultimately cleared to play.
Nene re-injured his chronic adductor issue and won't be able to take part in the Rockets' training camp, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
The 37-year-old isn't expected to have a large role this coming season and this preseason injury seems like it could roll into the regular season. If that happens, Houston will likely look to players like Isaiah Hartenstein and Gary Clark for end-of-the bench minutes at center.
Nene is expected to re-sign with the Rockets, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.
Nene has been with the Rockets over the past three seasons, and he'll return for his age 36 campaign. That said, it's highly unlikely he'll be an every night player. He's played 94 combined games over the past two seasons, and Houston also brought in Tyson Chandler over the summer.
Hilario will decline his $3.8 million player option and become a free agent, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Hilario has spent the past three seasons as a reserve center for the Rockets, though his role has declined due to age. He appeared in just 42 games last season, seeing 13.0 minutes. Still, he's proven to be a quality veteran presence who can be productive when he's out on the court.
Hilario (rest) will be available for Friday's game against the Spurs, Alykhan Bijani of The Athletic reports.
With back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday, the veteran center was left on the sideline to rest. He will now be available off the bench Friday night, where he will likely play his usual limited role.
Hilario will sit out Tuesday's game at Atlanta and Wednesday's matchup at Memphis to rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
With back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday, it appears as though the Rockets will be giving the veteran two straight nights off to rest. Behind Clint Cappella, Kenneth Faried will likely see an increased role off the bench to fill in for Hilario on Tuesday, as well Wednesday
Hilario (DNP-Coach's Decision) did not see the court in Friday's 108-102 win over the Suns.
Hilario wasn't on the injury report after missing the last two tilts for rest purposes. Starting big man Clint Capela recorded a double-double in 33 minutes while Kenneth Faried received the remaining 15 minutes at center. As long as those two remain healthy, the 36-year-old Hilario can likely be avoided across all fantasy formats.
Hilario (rest) isn't on the injury report for Friday's game against Phoenix.
Hilario was held out of the last two contests for rest purposes, but it appears he'll be ready to roll Friday night. The big man hasn't contributed much of late, averaging 2.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in his previous five matchups off the bench.
Hilario will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets for rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
This comes as no surprise, as it was reported prior to Sunday's game that Hilario wouldn't play Monday. His absence shouldn't have much of an affect on the Houston rotation, as he's averaging just 13.1 minutes per game this season.
Hilario (rest) will play in Sunday's game against Dallas but will be held out of Monday's matchup with Charlotte, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hilario is expected to see extended playing time Sunday with Kenneth Faried (hip) ruled out, and he'll get the second half of the team's back-to-back off to rest. He's averaging 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds over his last four games.
Hilario (rest) will not plat in Wednesday's game against the Hornets but will return for Thursday's outing against Miami, Hunter Atkins of The Houston Chronicle reports.
This will be the second straight game the veteran big man will be inactive for due to rest purposes, and Kenneth Faried should see almost all of the reserve minutes at center as a result. Hilario should be a full go Thursday after having several days off.
Nene will be held out of Monday's game against the Hawks to rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The veteran has been active for three straight games, so the Rockets will shut him down Monday for load management purposes. Expect Clint Capela and Kenneth Faried, who will start together Monday, to see most of the minutes at center.
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.
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