Nene PF/C WAS 5 days ago

Nene said he is willing to come off the bench next season, the Washington Post reports.

Coach Randy Wittman told the media during Monday's exit interviews that the team would utilize smaller and faster lineups next season. Such changes will likely require Nene to spend more time at center or simply spend more time on the bench. Marcin Gortat should be getting the majority of the center minutes next season, and after the team showed a willingness to use Paul Pierce and Otto Porter at power forward, it's possible Nene could be moved exclusively into a bench role next season.

Nene PF/C WAS 2 weeks ago

Hilario, who had been virtually invisible through the first two games, led the Wizards with 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-7 FT), grabbing seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes Saturday.

In his last four appearances, Nene had totalled 18 points, before exploding in Game 3. In fact, he had yet to hit a single field goal in all of Round 2 before Saturday, and despite his big night in Game 3, using him in playoff fantasy leagues is fraught with danger, as he is averaging just 7.6 points and 6.0 rebounds.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (ankle) notched a double-double in the Game 1 win over the Raptors on Saturday, recording 12 points (6-13 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 21 minutes.

Hilario's minutes were capped with coach Rady Wittman employing smaller lineups. After sitting the entire fourth quarter, Hilario snagged five of his 13 rebounds in overtime.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (ankle) will start Saturday's game against the Raptors.

He was banged up down the stretch, but the Wizards will have all their key pieces in the starting lineup for Game 1 of their first round matchup. Hilario will matchup against Tyler Hansbrough to start the game.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (ankle) took part in Thursday's practice, J. Michael of CSN reports.

This is great news for the Wizards after Nene sat out the final two games of the regular season. His ankle injury was never considered serious, but the team obviously wants him as close to 100 percent as possible for the start of the postseason. Barring a setback Friday, Nene should be expected to start Saturday's opener in Toronto.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (ankle) will sit out of Wednesday's regular season finale against Cleveland, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Hilario has been limited down the stretch, including an ankle injury that sidelined him Tuesday. The added rest should boost his chances at returning to the lineup when the postseason begins, but Kris Humphries will fill in for Hilario on Wednesday.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario has a right ankle injury and will miss Tuesday's game, CSN Washington's J. Michael reports.

The Wizards will use Tuesday's game as an opportunity to rest Hilario, as it's the first game of a back-to-back to finish the season. Consider him questionable for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Cavs. Kris Humphries and Drew Gooden will see increased minutes Tuesday.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (rest) returned to the court in limited fashion Friday against the Nets after just 19 minutes on the court. He concluded the game with six points, two rebounds, and two assists.

Hilario was back on the court but it doesn't appear that the Wizards are overly serious about playing him for extended minutes. This means that he'll be a hard player to justify owning as he takes it easy before Washington's playoff campaign.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario (rest) will return Friday against the Nets, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Nene rested the previous three games while dealing with a minor shoulder injury, but he'll return Friday as the Wizards tune up for the playoffs. They'll be without John Wall, however, who will rest for the second straight game.

Nene PF/C WAS 1 month ago

Hilario will not play Wednesday against the 76ers.

Both Nene and John Wall will be rested against lowly Philadelphia, marking the third straight absence for the former. The Wizards are preparing Nene for a playoff run, but the big man also said he's dealing with a shoulder issue.