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Nic Claxton
Nic Claxton
Position: -
Born: 04/17/99
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Brooklyn absolutely loves Nic Claxton. I was told he wasn’t going anywhere before the trade deadline to give you an idea how much they like him. To get him, it sounded like he’d have to be in a package that was for a star. When they got James Harden, they were able to keep him, which gives you a bit of a glimpse into how much they value him. As he continues to get stronger and put on weight, this is a guy that can potentially be the long-term starting center for the Nets. He’s everything you want in a big man in today’s NBA. He can handle the ball, block shots, and is a good offensive rebounder.
After getting outplayed by Tristan Thompson two days earlier, Claxton came off the bench with a career-high four blocks and finished a plus-14 in just eight minutes. “That’s what he does,” James Harden said. “He’s active. He protects our rim. He rebounds the ball. Offensively, he sets screens, and he finishes around the basket. He did exactly his job. Only playing eight minutes, but he’s always ready. “Great job for Nic. It’s only eight minutes, I’m sure he wanted to play more but overall goal is to win, and tonight was big for us.”