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Nene Mar-2012.jpg
Nenê with the Wizards in 2012
Personal information
Born (1982-09-13) September 13, 1982 (age 40)
São Carlos, Brazil
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career1989–present
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number31, 42
Career history
1989–2002Vasco da Gama
20022012Denver Nuggets
20122016Washington Wizards
20162020Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

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.[1]

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).[2] On January 14, 2008, Nenê had a testicular tumor removed at a Denver hospital.[3]

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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "No More Hilario for Nenê". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  2. "Knicks blockbuster may be the tip of iceberg". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  3. "Nuggets' Nene has testicular tumor removed, biopsy to determine if cancerous". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
  4. "Wizards acquire Nuggets' Nene". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.

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