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As final month’s commerce deadline drew nearer by the day, so, too, did Nic Claxton’s angst. He’d heard all of the speak, and the speak was he was getting dealt.
And when the Nets acquired former All-Star middle Andre Drummond to play the identical place, Claxton assumed his Brooklyn days had been accomplished.
Turns out he couldn’t have been extra flawed. And within the weeks since these rumors dissipated, the younger middle has turned his season round. In getting into the minutes left by the absence of injured veteran LaMarcus Aldridge, Claxton has gotten back to the extent of basketball he’d teased at occasions a 12 months in the past, enjoying the sort of recreation that had different groups so concerned with him within the first place.