Hawks request waivers on newly acquired veteran center Nenê

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              FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, Houston Rockets' Nene looks on during break in play against the Minnesota Timberwolves during an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. The Hawks have requested waivers on center Nene, one day after he was acquired from Houston as part of a four-team trade. The Hawks on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, also acquired center Clint Capela from the Rockets in the four-team trade involving 12 players. In the deal, Atlanta sent guard Evan Turner and a conditional 2020 first-round pick to Minnesota and a 2024 second-round pick to Houston.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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The Atlanta Hawks have requested waivers on center Nenê, one day after he was acquired from Houston as part of a four-team trade.

The Hawks on Wednesday also acquired center Clint Capela from the Rockets in the four-team trade involving 12 players. In the deal, Atlanta sent guard Evan Turner and a conditional 2020 first-round pick to Minnesota and a 2024 second-round pick to Houston.

The 37-year-old Nenê has not played this season due to a left adductor strain.

The 6-foot-11 Nenê, from Brazil, has averaged 11.3 points and 6 rebounds in 18 seasons with Denver, Washington and Houston. He set career highs by averaging 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds with Denver in the 2008-09 season.

He started in only two of 42 games with Houston last season, averaging 3.6 points per game.