Nene Reportedly Signing 1-Year, $2.9 Million Deal With Houston

by July 06, 2016

Free agent center Nene is headed to Houston.

The big fella reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Rockets.

The 33-year-old suited up in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season.

Per the AP:

The Rockets and Nene came to agreement on Wednesday to help the team address the departure of center Dwight Howard. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.


Nene averaged 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 57 games for the Washington Wizards last season. When healthy, the Brazilian remains a formidable presence in the paint who can give the offensive-minded Rockets some needed toughness.


Howard left after three tumultuous seasons in Houston to sign with his hometown Atlanta Hawks.

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