Craig Claxton
40-Year-Old GuardG
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Craig Claxton in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Agreed to a four-year deal worth $25 million in July 2006. Released by the Warriors in February 2010.
GFree Agent
February 6, 2010
The Warriors waived Claxton on Saturday, the Contra Costa Times reports.
ANALYSIS
On one hand, Claxton hasn't played all season. On the other, he has a $5.2 million expiring contract, which is always a valuable chip to hold as the trading season heats up before the February 18 trade deadline. In that sense, this move makes little sense, especially since it was done just to give D-League call-up Anthony Tolliver a spot on the roster.
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Claxton and Acie Law were traded to the Warriors in the offseason for Jamal Crawford. The Warriors have a lot of depth at point guard, so Claxton will have a tough time making the team.
Claxton entered training camp last season as the starting point guard, but never played a minute. Claxton has missed most of the last two seasons with knee and wrist injuries. Claxton played with the Hawks' summer league team and is trying to be the primary backup to Bibby. Expect stiff competition from several players for that role.
Claxton never fully recovered from knee injuries last year and never got the chance to lead the Hawks and their talented young wing players. The selection of Acie Law with 11th overall pick in the draft looms as an ominous sign for Claxton’s long-term role, but if healthy, he’ll be a capable floor-general who usually takes care of the ball. We’re not ready to anoint Law just yet, so keep an eye on Claxton’s role and playing time during preseason.
Maybe Atlanta management regrets passing on Chris Paul in last year’s draft. (Ya think?) Bringing in Paul’s running mate from Oklahoma City won’t fully address that gaffe, but it’s a step in the right direction. We love Claxton’s fit with this team; Speedy’s up-tempo style should mesh really well with Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams and company, creating lots of opportunities for breaks and open looks (and that means plenty of dimes). The only thing that prevents Claxton from moving up further on this list is durability; he’s a good bet to miss a bunch of games here and there.
Claxton is the more talented of the two Golden State point guards, but given the amount of cash the team threw at Derek Fisher, Fisher may get the job. He established himself as a floor leader for Golden State last season when given the opportunity to start because of an injury to Nick Van Exel. Fisher was signed to a six-year contract in the offseason and is expected to start at point guard, but Claxton will push him for playing time.
The signing of free agent Derek Fisher means Claxton will be begin the season as the primary backup at point guard. He posted good numbers both off the bench and as a starter in 2003-04. Claxton averaged 13.6 points, 5.3 assists and 1.97 steals in 29 starts, establishing himself as a floor leader and will be ready should Fisher falter.
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GGolden State Warriors
October 25, 2009
Claxton looks to be out of the Warriors' rotation for now as Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and C.J. Watson should get all the minutes at point guard.
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GAtlanta Hawks
June 25, 2009
Claxton and Acie Law IV were traded from Atlanta to Golden State on Thursday in exchange for Jamal Crawford, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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GAtlanta Hawks
Hamstring
April 13, 2009
Claxton (hamstring) will return to the Hawks for Atlanta's home finale against Miami, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
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GAtlanta Hawks
Hamstring
February 13, 2009
Claxton (hamstring) has been inactive for every game of the 2008-2009 season.
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GAtlanta Hawks
Hamstring
October 16, 2008
Claxton (hamstring) missed Wednesday's exhibition game against Phoenix.
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