Claxton has a non-COVID-related illness which has sidelined him for the last three games.
“Nic is going to be out a little bit. He’s not feeling well,” coach Steve Nash said. “Nothing to be concerned with but I don’t think he’s going to be back in the next week or 10 days. Just an illness, but it’s nothing major or nothing we’re overly concerned with. It’s just a little more severe illness than we thought initially and I think he’ll miss a little more time.”
Claxton, who will be a restricted free agent next summer, has struggled with his conditioning throughout the preseason and during the early portion of the regular season, Milholen notes. Claxton has appeared in four games, including three starts, averaging 6.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 1.0 BPG in 19.0 MPG. He provides some youthful legs, energy and shot-blocking to Brooklyn’s frontcourt.