Nicolas Claxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 83 / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/17/1999 (23)
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Nicolas Claxton News
Upcoming restricted free agent forward/center Nicolas Claxton will be available over the summer. While Brooklyn would certainly love to keep him on the roster, the franchise may not be willing to match a full mid-level exception offer of $10.5 million. The Rockets have recently surfaced as a team looking to add another big man, especially one capable of supporting Alperen Sengun, so adding Claxton makes perfect sense. The 23-year-old averaged 8.7 points, 5.6 boards, and 1.1 blocks throughout 47 games in 2021-22. However, regardless of where he suits up this season, he isn't expected to be a consistent contributor, although he should have more than a few fantastic shows during the year.
Brooklyn Nets forward/center Nicolas Claxton is coming off the best season of his young career. He finished the 2021-22 campaign by averaging 8.7 points, 5.6 boards, and 1.1 blocks. Still, with free agency on the horizon, the 23-year-old could find himself on another team this upcoming season. However, the Nets appear determined to match any offers for Claxton, who is a restricted free agent. While the former Georgia Bulldog hasn't been the most consistent option for Brooklyn, the team is still looking to keep him moving ahead, especially considering how much he's developed playing alongside Kevin Durant. Nonetheless, Claxton could see a regular role in the starting lineup this season, but for fantasy managers to benefit, he'll need to stay healthy, which has been a problem.
Brooklyn Nets forward Nicolas Claxton will receive a spot start versus the Utah Jazz on Monday. Normally, Andre Drummond (illness) starts, but he's sidelined due to a non-COVID related illness. Claxton typically is a reliable streaming option whenever he's in the starting five. It's a tough matchup, so possibly he has less value than normal, but is still worth a look as a streaming option on Monday.
Brooklyn Nets center Nicolas Claxton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Wizards as he continues to battle a tight left hamstring. Claxton is likely to remain among Brooklyn's starting five when healthy, but Thursday's acquisition of Andre Drummond figures to keep his minutes ceiling in check. With LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) ruled out vs. Washington as well, Blake Griffin and Day'Ron Sharpe are worth looks in the DFS market due to the Nets' thin frontcourt rotation for the time being. Claxton's next chance to suit up comes Saturday against Miami.