Nene Plans To Re-Sign With The Rockets; Eric Gordon Gets Maximum Contract Extension

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:42 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2019 11:42 PM UTC

Veteran center Nene Hilario will return for a fourth season with the Houston Rockets, who recently re-signed Eric Gordon.

<p>Kelly Iko, Rockets beat writer for The Athletic, reported that Nene plans to re-sign with the team and per Jonathan Feigen, beat writer for the Houston Chronicle, Eric Gordon agreed to sign a four-year, $76 million maximum contract extension.</p><p><a href=";book=Picks-Odds" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:728px;height:90px" /></a></p><p>While Nene Hilario is 36 years old, last season he proved that he can still provide quality minutes to an NBA team. He might have averaged just 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.0 minutes over 42 games for the Rockets last season but that's exactly what they would need from him because he will back up Clint Capela and Tyson Chandler.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Nene drops the hammer... twice! &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#Rockets&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— NBA (@NBA) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;November 23, 2017&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>There were younger options available with potentially more upside but Nene is a proven veteran and he gives the Rockets a consistent and reliable interior presence off the bench.</p><p><strong>Rockets Roster &amp; Starting Lineup </strong></p><p>*Notates expected starter</p><p>C: Clint Capela*, Tyson Chandler, Nene<br />PF: P.J. Tucker*, Isaiah Hartenstein, Dyonta Davis<br />SF: Eric Gordon*, Danuel House Jr., Gerald Green, Gary Clark<br />SG: James Harden*, Michael Frazier, William McDowell-White<br />PG: Russell Westbrook*, Austin Rivers, Chris Chiozza, Shamorie Ponds, Chris Clemons</p><p>It has been a busy offseason for the Rockets, they traded for Russell Westbrook, which will help keep them in the mix in a tough Western Conference that has an impressive amount of star power and they signed Clint Capela to a five-year $90 million extension.</p><p>The Rockets also re-signed Gerald Green, Austin Rivers and Eric Gordon to the previously mentioned four-year maximum contract extension (the fourth year is non-guaranteed, he will get if he makes the All-Star team or the Rockets win an NBA championship).</p><p>Gordon was one of six players to make 200 3-pointers each of the last three seasons. The others? Stephen Curry, James Harden, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson and Kemba Walker.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win The NBA Championship<br />(Courtesy of <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</strong></u></p><p>Los Angeles Clippers +390</p><p>Los Angeles Lakers +445</p><p>Milwaukee Bucks +635</p><p>Houston Rockets +725</p><p>Philadelphia 76ers +800</p><p>Golden State Warriors +1150</p><p>Utah Jazz +1300</p><p>Denver Nuggets +2000</p><p>Boston Celtics +2700</p><p>Portland Trail Blazers +4000</p><p>Brooklyn Nets +5000</p><p>Indiana Pacers +5000</p><p>Toronto Raptors +7000</p><p>New Orleans Pelicans +8000</p><p>San Antonio Spurs +8500</p><p>Miami Heat +9000</p><p>Dallas Mavericks +9000</p><p>Orlando Magic +22500</p><p>Sacramento Kings +25000</p><p>Atlanta Hawks +27500</p><p>Detroit Pistons +28500</p><p>Minnesota Timberwolves +30000</p><p>Oklahoma City Thunder +33000</p><p>Chicago Bulls +50000</p><p>Phoenix Suns +55000</p><p>Washington Wizards +100000</p><p>New York Knicks +100000</p><p>Memphis Grizzlies +100000</p><p>Cleveland Cavaliers +150000</p><p>Charlotte Hornets +200000</p>
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