Nicolas Claxton
Nicolas Claxton
21-Year-Old ForwardF
Brooklyn Nets  NBA  
Brooklyn Nets
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 10/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Claxton was selected by the Nets with the first pick in the second round of the 2019 Draft. The 6-foot-11, 215-pound center spent two seasons at Georgia. Last year, he earned Second Team All-SEC (Coaches) honors, averaging 13.0 points (46.0 FG%, 28.1 3P%, 64.1 FT%), 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals across 31.6 minutes. Appearing in four summer league contests, Claxton posted 5.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. Claxton has clear upside as a defender, and it's possible he develops an outside shot. However, he was just 26-for-86 (30.2 percent) from deep in his 65 college appearances and hit only 61.1 percent of his 257 free-throws. With Brooklyn, Claxton is firmly behind the likes of DeAndre Jordan and Jarrett Allen in the center rotation, and the rookie will probably only see real action if there is an injury. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.2 million contract with the Nets in July of 2019.
Personal Bio

Nicolas Devir Claxton was born in 1999 in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the son of University of Georgia alums Charles and Nicole Claxton. Nicolas also attended Georgia for two years. Like his son, Charles played collegiate ball for the Bulldogs, earning both freshman All-SEC honors. He also briefly played for the Boston Celtics during the 1995-96 season. Before attending Georgia, Nicolas Claxton was a high school student at the Legacy Charter School in Greenville. Claxton was the fourth player in Legacy history to score more than 1,000 career points (1,163). He has also represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in various international competitions and was eligible to do so because his father was born in St. Thomas. Claxton's nickname is "Clax". Fans can follow the 6-foot-11 Bulldog product on Twitter at @_claxton33 and on Instagram @nicolasclaxton.

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Claxton got his feet wet in international basketball competition as a teenager when he played for the United Stated Virgin Islands team. He averaged 10.6 points and 11.8 rebounds in the Centrobasket Under-15 Championship in 2014. Two years later, he helped the Virgin Islands place seventh in the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship by averaged 12.0 points and 7.2 rebounds. The 6-8 forward chose Georgia over Baylor and South Carolina (where he played high school basketball). He started just five games a freshman, but developed into a star as a sophomore. During the 2018-19 season, he led the Bulldogs with 13.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks and started in all of Georgia's 32 games. The lanky forward collected eight double-doubles and led Georgia in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals. He helped Georgia knock off rival Georgia Tech in December with 13 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and six blocks. Claxton was named to the 2019 All-SEC Second Team and became the 36th Georgia player to become an NBA Draft pick.

Undergoes shoulder surgery
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
Out For Season
June 24, 2020
Claxton will miss the resumption of the 2019-20 season after undergoing arthroscopic labrum repair surgery on his left shoulder Wednesday, Anthony Puccio of reports.
The 21-year-old appeared in one of Brooklyn's final 19 games prior to the shutdown, spending most of his time in the G League. Still, the injury hurts the team's frontcourt depth as it looks to secure its place in the playoffs. Claxton is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp for the 2020-21 campaign.
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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in the 2nd round (31st pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Brooklyn Nets
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Recalled by parent club
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
March 9, 2020
Claxton will join Brooklyn ahead of Monday's game against the Lakers.
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Drops 34 in G League
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
March 4, 2020
Claxton produced 34 points (10-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 6-7 FT), nine rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes during Wednesday's game against Delaware.
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Leads way off bench
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
February 25, 2020
Claxton generated 19 points (8-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and four blocks in 22 minutes during Monday's win over Greensboro.
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Double-doubles in win
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
February 22, 2020
Claxton generated 21 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist in 19 minutes during Friday's win over Lakeland.
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Heads to G League
FLong Island Nets   G League (Nets)
February 19, 2020
Brooklyn assigned Claxton to the G League's Long Island Nets on Wednesday, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.
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