• Nene will not be with Houston in training camp after re-injuring adductor

    USA Today "Veteran center Nene will not be with the Houston Rockets during training camp after re-injuring a chronic adductor strain, the team announced Friday before its annual Media Day. Nene’s absence leaves 19-year veteran Tyson Chandler and third-year big man Isaiah..." September 27

  • NBA won’t allow Rockets to use Nene’s contract as $10M trade chip

    Yahoo! Sports "This is a huge blow to Houston. The Rockets are now stuck with an over-the-hill center they can’t trade for value and can’t play much without triggering bonuses that’ll make him way overpaid. If they had known how this would turn out, they would’ve signed Nene..." September 20

  • NBA still mulling Nene’s Rockets contract, could interpret it as a ‘violation of the spirit of the rules’

    USA Today "The NBA league office has yet to approve the creative deal between the Houston Rockets and Nene, reports ESPN’s Bobby Marks. The re-signing of Nene to a new contract was announced by the Rockets on Friday, Sept. 6, but as of Thursday morning is still not posted on the..." September 19

  • Rockets' unique structure of Nene's contract gives them flexibility

    Yardbarker "The Rockets got creative with Nene‘s new contract, according to Jeff Siegel of Early Bird Rights, who reports (via Twitter) that the deal spans two years, with a non-guaranteed second season. Although Nene is only owed a minimum base salary in each of those two seasons, likely..." September 11

  • Nene plans to re-sign with Rockets

    USA Today "The Rockets will have yet another veteran option behind starting center Clint Capela, as 36-year-old Nene is reportedly planning to return to the team for a fourth season in Houston. The news of Nene’s return was first reported by The Athletic‘s Kelly Iko. With the..." September 03

  • Nene Declining 2019-20 Player Option With Rockets

    SLAM Online "Houston big man Nene is declining his 2019-20 player option with the Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 34-year-old saw action in 42 games for the team this season. Although Nene’s 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game don’t jump off the page, he’s an..." June 29