Nenê with the Wizards on March 24, 2012
|No. 42 – Washington Wizards|
|Born||September 13, 1982
São Carlos, Brazil
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lb (113 kg)|
|NBA Draft||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|Denver Nuggets (2002 - 2012)
Washington Wizards (2012 - present)
Nenê (born Maybyner Rodney Hilário; September 13, 1982) is a Brazilian basketball player. He is a forward-center for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has also played for the Denver Nuggets from 2002 until 2012. He legally had his named changed to Nenê in 2003.
He was drafted with the 7th overall pick by the New York Knicks in the 2002 NBA Draft. Right after he was draft, the Knicks traded Nenê along with Marcus Camby and Mark Jackson to the Denver Nuggets for Antonio McDyess and a 25th draft pick (Frank Williams). On January 14, 2008, Nenê had a testicular tumor removed at a Denver hospital.
On March 15, 2012, the Nuggets traded him to the Washington Wizards in a three-way trade that also involved the Los Angeles Clippers. JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf were sent to the Nuggets from the Wizards, Nick Young went to the Clippers from the Wizards and the Wizards also received Brian Cook from the Clippers.
References[change | change source]
- "No More Hilario for Nenê". Denver Nuggets. http://www.nba.com/nuggets/news/nene_namechange_030806.html. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "Knicks blockbuster may be the tip of iceberg". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/nbadraft/story?id=1399527. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "Nuggets' Nene has testicular tumor removed, biopsy to determine if cancerous". ESPN. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3197423. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
- "Wizards acquire Nuggets' Nene". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7692050/washington-wizards-acquire-nene-three-team-trade. Retrieved 2014-04-19.