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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
51-31 7-3 W1
51-31 6-4 W2
48-34 8-2 L1
44-38 6-4 W4
37-45 7-3 W2

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 20.7 8.7 67.4 5.6 0.9
Post Season 24.5 10.5 79.2 6.3 1.5

Top Nicolas Claxton News

  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Returning to Brooklyn

    Claxton and the Nets agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Claxton's role has increased each season with Brooklyn. Last year, he averaged 8.7 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 20.7 minutes. He also saw 24.5 minutes per game in the Nets' four playoff games, averaging 10.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals. The Nets' roster appears primed to undergo major change with Kevin Durant requesting a trade, but unless the team gets a center in return or makes a move in free agency, Claxton should again be in line for a bigger role.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Shows offensive spark in first half

    Claxton finished Saturday's 109-103 loss to the Celtics with 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 21 minutes.

    Claxton and Bruce Brown kept the Nets in this game thanks to an excellent first half. Claxton proved to be more effective than Andre Drummond, and he made some key plays in the interior, including a commanding tip-in dunk. Claxton will continue to benefit from less attention as the Celtics defense continues to key on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Another strong performance

    Claxton notched 13 points (6-8 FG, 1-5 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal in 31 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 loss to Boston.

    Claxton came off the bench but played 14 more minutes and outproduced Andre Drummond, who drew the start. Over his last three games, the lefty big man has averaged 13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2.0 assists in 27.7 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Strong performance in win

    Claxton notched 13 points (6-6 FG, 1-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and five blocks over 29 minutes during Tuesday's 115-108 victory over the Cavaliers.

    Claxton saw 29 minutes to Andre Drummond's 19, as the former was doing a better job countering the athleticism of Evan Mobley while contesting shots around the basket in general. It remains to be seen which center will have the better playoff campaign, and their workloads may change on a game-to-game basis.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Flirts with double-double

    Claxton posted nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and one steal over 27 minutes during Tuesday's 118-105 victory over the Rockets.

    Claxton has seen his role diminish greatly since the acquisition of Andre Drummond, but the lefty big man still garners a sizable role off the bench and is capable of producing solid numbers. Over his last 12 appearances, the third-year center has averaged 9.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 22.4 minutes per game. During that stretch, Claxton is shooting a ridiculous 75.0 percent from the field, but he's attempting just 5.7 shots per game.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Shifts to bench

    Claxton will come off the bench for Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

    With Andre Drummond returning to the starting lineup after a one-game absence due to a non-COVID illness, Claxton will move back to a reserve role. The 22-year-old is averaging 8.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 blocks across 20.7 minutes per game this season.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Strong performance in start

    Claxton closed with 15 points (7-8 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 114-106 win over the Jazz.

    With Andre Drummond (illness) sidelined, Claxton made his first start since Feb. 4 and didn't disappoint in a tough matchup against Rudy Gobert. As a starter this season, the lefty big man has averaged 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 assists in 22.9 minutes per game. However, regardless of whether he's starting or not, Claxton has carved out a sizable role for the Nets in March, playing 20-plus minutes in eight of 10 appearances, including seven in a row.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Running with first unit

    Claxton is starting Monday's game against Utah, Chris Milholen of reports.

    Claxton replaces Andre Drummond (illness) in the starting lineup, marking his first start since Feb. 4, also against Utah. He ended up logging only three boards in five minutes during the contest before exiting with a hamstring injury but has since returned to health after missing eight of 10 games to end the month of February.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Double-doubles off bench

    Claxton had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 24 minutes during Tuesday's 150-108 win over Orlando.

    Claxton has played 20-plus minutes in four straight games and has scored in double figures in back-to-back contests. The third-year big man also grabbed his most rebounds since Feb. 2 en route to notching his fourth double-double of the campaign. He appears to have solidified a backup role to Andre Drummond after being sidelined for the majority of February due to a hamstring injury.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Back in rotation Monday

    Claxton accumulated two points (1-2 FG, 0-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one block over 12 minutes during Monday's 133-97 loss to the Raptors.

    Claxton was back in the rotation Monday but saw action only during the fourth quarter with the Nets already waiving the white flag. Despite a couple of bright moments this season, Claxton has been a disappointment when it comes to fantasy value. The recent arrival of Andre Drummond only complicated things further and so for now, Claxton can be ignored in all standard leagues.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Can't crack rotation in return

    Claxton (hamstring) didn't see the court Monday in the Nets' 109-85 win over the Kings.

    Though Claxton was upgraded to available Monday following a five-game absence, head coach Steve Nash still elected to stay away from him in the blowout win. Claxton has occasionally posted impressive stat lines while starting in 15 of his last 19 appearances, but the trade-deadline addition of Andre Drummond plus LaMarcus Aldridge's return Monday from an ankle injury complicates Claxton's path to consistent minutes. The 22-year-old is still likely to factor into the rotation once the hamstring issue is further in the rear-view mirror, but the playing time of each of the Nets' top three centers could vary game by game based on matchup.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Greenville, SC
Age: 23
School: Georgia
Experience: 3