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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
20-5 8-2 W2
13-12 7-3 L1
12-12 5-5 L3
12-12 5-5 L1
11-13 4-6 W1

2022 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 28.0 11.8 73.0 8.8 1.3

Top Nicolas Claxton News

  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Grabs 14 rebounds in loss

    Claxton provided nine points (4-5 FG, 1-6 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal over 38 minutes during Sunday's 103-92 loss to the Celtics.

    Claxton pulled down 14 rebounds Sunday, matching his highest total in a game this season. While he just missed a double-double Sunday, he's averaging one over his last seven games, as he's scored 12.3 points and grabbed 10.6 boards per game in that span. He missed five of his six free-throw attempts Sunday and has now made just 43.1 percent of his tries this year.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Falls just shy of double-double

    Claxton closed Friday's 114-105 win over the Raptors with 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and three blocks over 31 minutes.

    Claxton enjoyed an excellent shooting night and nearly registered his second double-double in three games. The Georgia product has attempted 10 or more field goals in only one of his last eight matchups, but he typically makes the most of his scoring chances, finishing in double figures in seven of those contests. Claxton has also been making his presence known on the defensive end of late, averaging 2.6 blocks over this eight-game stretch.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Posts double-double in win

    Claxton ended Monday's 109-102 win over the Magic with 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 36 minutes.

    Since missing the Nov. 20 game against the Grizzlies due to personal reasons, Claxton has been on a tear and continues to show why he won the starting center role. He's scored in double digits in each of his last five appearances, posting three double-doubles and recording multiple blocks four times in that span. Claxton has six double-doubles in November and is averaging 11.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game in the current month.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Hosts block party

    Claxton finished with 12 points (6-6 FG), 11 rebounds, one assist and five blocks over 28 minutes during Friday's 128-117 loss to the Pacers.

    Displaying a beautiful example of his peak value, Claxton was perfect from the field, logged his second consecutive double-double and matched his career high with five blocks Friday. Claxton's efficiency crafts a very solid fantasy floor.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Stuffs stat sheet Wednesday

    Claxton chipped in 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and one steal over 30 minutes during Wednesday's 112-98 victory over the Raptors.

    Claxton made his presence felt on both ends of the court in this huge win over Toronto, as he recorded a double-double, contributed on defense and missed only one of his seven shots from the field. Claxton has entrenched himself in the starting lineup when available, and the numbers back him up, as he's averaging 11.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game, with all three figures being career-high marks for him.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Will start Tuesday

    Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said that Claxton will be in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the 76ers, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Claxton will play and start Tuesday after missing Sunday's game due to illness. With Claxton and Ben Simmons confirmed to be starting, Royce O'Neale will likely head back to the bench.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Good to go Tuesday

    Claxton (illness) will be available for Tuesday's game versus the 76ers, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.

    Claxton will ultimately miss just one game due to his illness. He could retake his spot as the team's starting center, though Ben Simmons indicated earlier in the day that he anticipated starting again. So, it will be worth monitoring how the Nets' starting lineup shakes out Tuesday.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Dealing with illness

    Claxton is questionable for Tuesday's matchup against the 76ers due to a non-COVID illness, Chris Milholen of NetsDaily.com reports.

    Claxton missed Sunday's contest due to personal reasons and was initially left off the injury report for Tuesday. However, he was a late addition with an illness and is in jeopardy of missing a second straight contest. Yuta Watanabe (hamstring) is also questionable, so if neither big man is available, Markieff Morris, Day'Ron Sharpe and Kessler Edwards would be candidates for increased roles off the bench.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Not on injury report

    Claxton (personal) isn't on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Claxton was unavailable Sunday against Memphis due to a personal reason, but he rejoined the Nets on Monday and will be able to return to the court Tuesday. Over nine appearances since the start of November, he's averaged 11.0 points and 8.1 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Expected to play Tuesday

    Claxton (personal) is expected to play Tuesday against the 76ers, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Claxton didn't play Sunday against the Grizzlies due to a personal reason, but he's expected to rejoin the Nets on Monday and should be available following a one-game absence. The 23-year-old has had increased production early in the 2022-23 season, as he's averaged 11.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Not playing Sunday

    Claxton won't be available for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies due to a personal matter, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports.

    Claxton is expected to rejoin the Nets on Monday and will likely return to the lineup Tuesday against the 76ers, but he'll be in store for his first absence of the 2022-23 campaign to close out the weekend while he tends to the personal matter. The Nets could turn to Ben Simmons to make his first start of the season in place of Claxton, but no decision has been announced. Regardless, Simmons, Markieff Morris and Day'Ron Sharpe look to be the main candidates to fill minutes at center while Claxton is away from the team.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Good to go Tuesday

    Claxton (eye) will be available for Tuesday's game versus the Kings, Alec Sturm of NetsDaily.com reports.

    Claxton indicated after Sunday's contest that he intended to play Tuesday, and he was listed as probable on the injury report, so all signs pointed to the outcome. He should continue in his starting role at center.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Officially probable

    Claxton (eye) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

    Claxton was forced out of Sunday's game against the Lakers due to a left eye contusion, but he said after the loss that he expects to play Tuesday. Over his last eight appearances, he's averaged 12.6 points and 9.5 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Intends to play Tuesday

    Claxton (eye) said after Sunday's 116-103 loss to the Lakers that he expects to play Tuesday against the Kings, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

    Claxton exited Sunday with a left eye contusion, but head coach Jacque Vaughn said after the game that the center wasn't diagnosed with a concussion. Although he'll likely continue to be evaluated ahead of Tuesday's game, he doesn't appear to be dealing with a particularly significant injury. Claxton finished Sunday with eight points (4-4 FG, 0-2 FT) and five rebounds in 16 minutes.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Won't return to Sunday's game

    Claxton won't return to Sunday's game against the Lakers due to a left eye contusion, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.

    Claxton went to the locker room in the first half of Sunday's matchup but started the second half for the Nets. However, he was unable to finish the third quarter and will be unavailable down the stretch. Prior to his departure, he recorded eight points (4-4 FG, 0-2 FT) and five rebounds in 16 minutes. Whether he'll be available Tuesday in Sacramento remains to be seen.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Grabs 14 rebounds in win

    Claxton closed with 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-5 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal across 32 minutes during Saturday's 110-95 victory over the Clippers.

    Claxton established his presence on the boards early, racking up five first-quarter rebounds and also blocking John Wall on a driving layup attempt. The Nets big man added another three rebounds in the second quarter, giving him eight at the half to go along with five points on 2-of-3 shooting. He was a bit more aggressive from the field in the second half, knocking down four of six shots for eight points while also grabbing another six rebounds to give him his fifth double-double of the season. Claxton also recorded a game-high three blocks in the contest.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Records fourth double-double

    Claxton chipped in 10 points (5-8 FG), 14 rebounds, one assist, one block and three steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 96-94 loss to the Mavericks.

    Claxton's competition at center is thinning out, as Day'Ron Sharpe and Markieff Morris aren't playing enough to be relevant. He's averaging close to a double-double currently, with 12.2 rebounds and 9.3 rebounds over 11 games.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Ekes out double-double Tuesday

    Claxton logged 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 108-99 loss to Chicago.

    The fourth-year center cobbled together his third double-double of the year while leading Brooklyn in rebounding on the night. Claxton remains a complementary piece on the Nets' roster, but he's on track for a career-best campaign, averaging 11.9 points, 8.8 boards and 2.1 blocks through eight contests.

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  • Nets' Nicolas Claxton: Strong two-way effort

    Claxton finished Monday's 116-109 victory over the Pacers with 19 points (9-11 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and four blocks across 31 minutes.

    Claxton came close to recording his third double-double of the campaign by just one rebound, but he was also extremely efficient since he missed just two shots from the field. As if that wasn't enough, the big man also posted a season-high mark in assists while tying his season-best output in blocks. He's averaging 10.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game across his last five outings.

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Player Bio

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