Nene (HOU) “(uhh) Nene?” nike

(Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
(Scott Halleran/Getty Images)


roxPower Forward: 6’11, 250 lbs; 16th year, Brazil

 NBA Role: offensive-minded four man • Salty DOG

Nene: a seasoned power forward outta Brazil who’s never been easy to deal with down low; not as imposing as a back to the basket scorer anymore, though Nene remains pretty efficient from midrange & around the rim; known to punish smaller defenders on the block (for a few seconds) before unveiling baby hooks/runners in lane; not gonna shut anyone down – at this stage, you can maximize Nene if he’s in an exclusively scoring role; fits in well under Mike D’Antoni* – still very agile up front; can Nene can keep up w/ the modern era and start hitting threes? (*sigh*); birth name: Maybyner Rodney Hilario

*Nene’s impact could also come behind the scenes – MDA should pair Nene w/ Clint Capela, Montrezl Harrell & HOU’s other young bigs so the Brazilian can (help) teach them how to play stronger down low

Signature Shot: turnaround hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 77


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 12 points/game, 6.3 rebounds/game, 55% FG
  • Avg. career-high 14.6 points/game (2008-09)