On This Date in NBA History: September 13, Nene Hilario was Born

Apr 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Washington Wizards center Nene (42) drives up to the net during the third quarter against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 120-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

1982 – Happy 31st birthday to Washington Wizards forward/center Nene Hilario who was the seventh overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was chosen by the New York Knicks, but traded immediately to the Denver Nuggets. Nene was selected to the All-Rookie First Team for the 2002-03 season. The Brazilian big man has one of the best effective field goal percentages in basketball history.

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