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Nene - C, 6'11, 250
Houston Rockets - Signed as a free agent in July 2016
       Date of birth: 09/13/1982
       Country: Brazil
     Drafted (NBA): 7th pick, 2002
     Out of: Vasco da Gama (Brazil)
  NBA Experience: 15 years
  Hand: Right

2002 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 7th overall by New York.
2002 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by New York, along with Mark Jackson and Marcus Camby, to Denver in exchange for Antonio McDyess, the draft rights to Frank Williams (#25) and a 2003 second round pick (#30, Maciej Lampe).
23rd July, 2002 NBA Signed four year, $9,348,529 rookie scale contract with Dennver. Included team option for 2005/06.
29th October, 2004 NBA Denver exercised 2005/06 team option.
20th July, 2006 NBA Re-signed by Denver to a six year, $60 million contract. Included early termination option after 2010/11 season.
30th June, 2011 NBA Exercised early termination option.
14th December, 2011 NBA Re-signed by Denver to a five year, $65 million contract.
15th March, 2012 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Denver to Washngton in exchange for JaVale McGee and Ronny Turiaf from Washington and a 2015 second round pick from L.A. Clippers (not conveyed; cash sent instead).
19th July, 2016 NBA Signed a one year, $2,898,000 contract with Houston.
6th July, 2017 NBA Re-signed by Houston to a three year, $10,954,440 contract. Included player option for 2019/20.
When: Where:
1999 - June 2002 Vasco de Gama (Brazil)
June 2002 - March 2012 Denver Nuggets (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2016 Washington Wizards (NBA)
July 2016 - present Houston Rockets (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

C, 6’11, 250lbs, 34 years old, 15 years of experience

Nearly stayed healthy, until the end. Shot his best true shooting percentage since 2011, as well as his best PER since that time, and posted his best block rate since 2012. Very solid season as a backup, physical and skilled, still with plenty left to offer. Although he is now to be a free agent, he would be a very good candidate to bring back and do the same thing once again. If he can stay healthy, of course.

Player Plan: Expiring $2,898,000 contract. A useful player who, if no cap space is pursued, can hopefully be re-signed for the $3,477,600 his non-Bird rights can pay him, although it is duly noted that this would be a discount. Failing that, if the cap room route is gone done, Nene is a room MLE candidate. It is of note that Harrell and Onuaku are waiting in the wings, however.

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