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Nenê with the Wizards in 2012
Personal information
Born (1982-09-13) September 13, 1982 (age 39)
São Carlos, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career 1989–present
Position Center / Power forward
Number 31, 42
Career history
1989–2002 Vasco da Gama
2002–2012 Denver Nuggets
2012–2016 Washington Wizards
2016–2020 Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003)
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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.

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