The Brooklyn Nets have many things to consider during this offseason where the team needs to either go all-in on winning or a rebuild. According to Josh Buckhalter of Heavy.com, it looks like the Nets need to make a decision on starting center Nic Claxton and whether they should use him in a trade to bring in a star.
Claxton, 24, just finished his fourth season in the NBA after being the 31st overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of the University of Georgia. Claxton experienced a major breakout in 2022-23 as he led the league in field-goal percentage (70.5%) and was tied for second in the league in blocks per game (2.5).
Claxton, who received some votes for the All-Defensive team and for the Defensive Player of the Year honor, is regarded as one of the building blocks for Brooklyn as the franchise moves forward. However, per Buckhalter, it looks like there’s one general manager in the league who believes that the Nets will move Claxton for the right deal:
“They would move off of him if the right deal came around, sure. He is not untouchable or anything like that,” the GM tells Heavy Sports. “If they could get an upgrade, they’d move on from him. He has a good amount of value around the league.”
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Source: Yahoo Sports