The Toronto Raptors were close to trading for Brooklyn Nets great man Nick Claxton to the deadline last week, sources said Zach Lowe of ESPN.
Nets wanted to tinker with their list after the acquisition Andre Drummond in the blockbuster James Harden-Ben Simmons dealthat gave them a bunch of great people. However, trade with the Raptors inevitably failed.
It is reported that Toronto would send Brooklyn a protected choice in the first round. The team instead exchanged it for San Antonio Spears together with Goran Dragic he became a veteran Thaddeus the Young.
Claxton is hosting the best-run campaign in Brooklyn, scoring 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per competition, throwing 64% off the field. The third-year professional is struggling to stay on the floor, qualifying for just 25 games this season.
It should be noted that Claxton with a height of 6 feet 11 would be the tallest player in the Raptors – the only NBA franchise at the moment without a player above 6 feet 9.