Hawks request waivers on newly acquired veteran center Nenê
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.