Report: Rockets, Nene agree on a one-year deal

Free agent center Nene Hilario agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The contract is worth $2.9 million.

Nene, 33, spent the past four-and-a-half seasons with the Washington Wizards, where various injuries prevented him from playing more than 67 games. Last season, Nene averaged 9.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per 19.2 minutes over 57 games. He missed 19 games with a strained left calf.

With Dwight Howard gone, the Rockets needed to add depth at the center position. Clint Capela is expected to start next season, and Nene will likely fill in as the second or third option in the rotation.

Marcelo Villa

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