Claxton had 10 points (5-7 FG, 0-3 FT), 10 rebounds and two blocks in Tuesday's win over the Bulls.
The Nets continue to roll with Blake Griffin as their starting center, while Claxton has emerged as the primary backup ahead of veteran DeAndre Jordan. Claxton's 23 minutes Tuesday were his most in any game since April 18 -- his final game before he missed a stretch of eight straight contests between April 20 and May 2.
Claxton (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) recorded two rebounds and no other statistics in five minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 124-118 loss to the Bucks.
Per Malika Andrews of ESPN.com, Nets head coach Steve Nash said prior to Tuesday's contest that Claxton would likely be used sparingly while needing more time to ramp up from his recent COVID-19-related absence, but the second-year center surprisingly picked up some run in a competitive contest. That said, Claxton was only on the court for a brief stint, and his minutes are expected to remain low while he gets his conditioning in order after having not played in any of the previous eight contests. The Nets appear comfortable proceeding with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan as their primary options at center for the time being.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) is not listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Bucks.
Claxton hasn't seen the floor in two weeks due to the league's health and safety protocols. Though Claxton's available to play Sunday, coach Steve Nash said he doesn't plan to play the rookie, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) is back in the gym but is about a week away from playing, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Claxton hasn't played since April 18 and needs more time to get his legs under him. Once he's able to see the court, he should see minutes in the low-to-mid 20s.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Friday against the Trail Blazers, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
The 22-year-old will be sidelined for the seventh straight contest due to the league's health and safety protocols. Claxton should be considered game-to-game, with his next chance to play coming Sunday against the Bucks.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Thursday's game at Indiana, Chris Milholen of Nets Daily reports.
Claxton remains in the league's health and safety protocols and will miss his sixth consecutive contest. The Nets are evaluating him on a game-to-game basis, so there's a slight chance he could be available for Friday's home matchup against Portland.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) will not play in Tuesday's game against Toronto, Billy Reinhardt of Nets Daily reports.
Both Claxton and Alize Johnson remain in the league's protocols and will miss at least one more contest as the Nets begin a four-game week. Tuesday will mark Claxton's fifth consecutive absence.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) is out Sunday against the Suns, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Claxton will miss a fourth straight game due to protocols. DeAndre Jordan should continue seeing extra minutes as a result.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) is out Friday against the Celtics, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
Claxton will miss a third straight game due to protocols. DeAndre Jordan should continue seeing significant minutes.
Claxton (COVID-19 protocols) is out Wednesday against the Raptors, Billy Reinhardt of NetsDaily.com reports.
Claxton will miss a second straight game due to the health and safety protocols. In his absence, DeAndre Jordan, Jeff Green and Blake Griffin remain candidates to see extra minutes at center.
Claxton has entered the league's health and safety protocols and will not play Tuesday night against New Orleans, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Both Claxton and Reggie Perry are in the league's protocols, so it's possible both players could be looking at a multi-game absence. Claxton has been a mainstay in the Nets' rotation since late-February, and he'd played 20-plus minutes in four straight games entering the week. With LaMarcus Aldridge stepping away from the NBA last week, expect DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and Jeff Green to handle most of the workload at center.
Claxton will move to the bench for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
After making his first career start Tuesday at Minnesota, Claxton will shift back to the bench while DeAndre Jordan gets the nod at center to combat Joel Embiid. Claxton should still see a sizable role off the bench with LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and Blake Griffin (rest) out.
Claxton will start Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
Claxton will receive the first start of his career while LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) is on the sidelines Tuesday. Though he's starting, Claxton will figure to split time with Blake Griffin and possibly DeAndre Jordan as well. The 21-year-old hasn't done much in a bench role lately, averaging just 2.4 points per game in his last five outings, but he could be in line for better numbers with the increased workload.
Claxton managed three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and three assists across 14 minutes during Thursday's 111-89 win over the Hornets.
Claxton scored in single digits for the fourth time across the last five games as his workload appears to be taking a slight dip. On the bright side, Claxton at least remained in the rotation Thursday, while DeAndre Jordan was a healthy scratch. The 21-year-old clearly has potential, but consistent production from him is going to be asking a lot with this type of small workload.
Claxton totaled 16 points (8-10 FG), nine rebounds and one blocked shot across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 116-112 victory over Portland.
Claxton led all reserves in scoring Tuesday while falling one rebound shy of his first career double-double. The second-year center has scored 16 points in each of his past two games, going 15-for-20 from the field and tallying four blocks over that span.
Claxton had 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 FT), three rebounds and three blocks in Sunday's win over the Wizards.
The second-year big man is still holding down a consistent role off the bench, with Sunday marking his third straight game playing at least 20 minutes. Eventually, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant could commandeer a chunk of Claxton's workload, but for the time being he's a player worth monitoring in deeper formats. Claxton has racked up 10 blocks over his last five games.
Claxton had six points (3-3 FG), four rebounds and two blocks in 16 minutes in Monday's win over the Knicks.
Claxton has now played double-digit minutes in eight straight games, settling into a consistent role as the primary backup to DeAndre Jordan at center. The second-year big has a block in seven of those contests and multiple blocks in four.
Claxton has averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals in 15.0 minutes in five games since making his season debut Feb. 23.
After missing the first 32 games of the season due to right knee tendinopathy, Claxton has given the Nets' second unit a shot in the arm since returning to action. Though he's been held between 13 and 17 minutes in each of his outings to date, Claxton has filled out the stat sheet nicely during his limited run while converting at a 69 percent rate from the field. Unless Nets head coach Steve Nash elects to limit the playing time of top center DeAndre Jordan, however, Claxton may struggle to see his role expand from this level. Even if Jordan's role isn't reduced, the Nets will still have fewer minutes overall to go around in the frontcourt when Kevin Durant (hamstring) and Jeff Green (shoulder) return to action after the All-Star break.
Claxton finished with 17 points (7-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in 17 minutes during Monday's 124-113 victory over the Spurs.
Claxton thrived in limited minutes and is certainly beginning to make some noise in fantasy circles. At this stage, he should be viewed as more of a deep-league addition or an elite stash in standard formats. As soon as the Spurs began utilizing the pick-and-roll, Claxton was removed from the game, so there are clearly a couple of trust issues here. That said, he is generally viewed as a future piece for the Nets, so his playing time should be monitored closely moving forward.
Claxton produced 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 FT), four steals, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist across 15 minutes Thursday in the Nets' 129-92 win over the Magic.
Claxton was once again held under 20 minutes in what was his second appearance of the season, but the 21-year-old dazzled on both ends of the court during his time on the floor. The eventual returns of Kevin Durant (hamstring) and Jeff Green (shoulder) could prevent Claxton's playing time from picking up dramatically from here, but the second-year big man could have a case for cutting into DeAndre Jordan's role as the starting center.
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