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Showing posts with label Nicolas Claxton. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nicolas Claxton. Show all posts

Player Nets need to trade before deadline isn't the one you think

 The Brooklyn Nets are one of the surprise stories in the NBA this season, sitting at a very respectable 4-4 record heading into Friday night's matchup against the Boston Celtics. 

Led by a sensational 22-year old in Cam Thomas, who will be sidelined at least two weeks with an ankle sprain, and supported by veterans Mikal Bridges, Spencer Dinwiddie and Ben Simmons.

Brooklyn might be some subtle roster maneuvering away from making serious noise in the East. 

So, as Sean Marks looks to maintain cap flexibility, he'll have big decisions about the future free agent status of Nic Claxton heading into this upcoming summer and Simmons the summer to follow.

While most are rumoring that Simmons will be on the move ahead of February's trade deadline, it's actually Claxton who makes the most sense to ship out.

The Nets center has missed more games than he's played in during his young career and it's problematic from a spacing and free throw efficiency standpoint for him to play alongside Simmons for extended minutes, particularly in clutch time.

Claxton could be a huge add for a center-needy contending team and could bring in a combination of significant draft capital and perhaps a quality big man in return. 

Brooklyn has an embarrassment of riches at the wing position and Marks could get very creative pairing Claxton with Royce O'Neale to bring in valuable draft and front court pieces 

Nets host Israeli club Maccabi Ra’anana with extra security expected

 The world is watching in horror as innocent lives are lost with Israeli forces gather nearing the Gaza Strip to counter the violence and atrocities committed by Hamas.

As chaos and war breakout overseas, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment is doing its part to keep everyone safe at Thursday night's preseason meeting between the Nets and Maccabi Ra’anana of the Israeli League at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  

There are mixed emotions and opinions from fans and players about whether the game should even be played, including Nicholas Claxton, who shared his belief that the game should be cancelled. 

With unrest in the Middle East, the game will go on as planned with extra security measures in place.