Nene Hilario (eye) out on Thursday for Rockets

Houston Rockets center Nene Hilario will not play in Thursday's game versus the Utah Jazz, as he deals with a scratched cornea.

What It Means:

Nene was labeled as a gametime decision earlier, but has now been confirmed as not playing tonight. This will likely lead to Tark Black getting more minutes at center off the bench on Thursday.

numberFire's models project Nene to average 8.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.6 minutes per game over the remainder of the season.