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    Nicolas Claxton

    School: Georgia
    Position: PF/C
    Age: 20
    Height: 6-foot-11.75
    Weight: 216.6
    Wingspan: 7-foot-2.5
    Draft Range: 25 to 45
    Combine Results? Yes

    Why: Uniquely skilled bigman. Played point-center at times at Georgia. Ball-handling and passing talents are very impressive for a big. Overwhelming length: had seven blocks in his first ten minutes during combine scrimmage and finished with 11 blocks overall. Very mobile defensively -- should be able to switch off on guards early in NBA career. Long, fast, quick feet, explosive jumper. Smooth shooting stroke with high release and range extends to the three-point line. Late bloomer in high school. One of his first workouts was for the Spurs.

    Why Not: Raw for his age. Top heavy body; needs to gain another 20 pounds in order to hold his ground. Shooting percentages across the board at Georgia were sub par: 50% on twos, 30.2% on threes, 61.1% at the line. Not an instinctual rebounder and rarely fights for boards. Toughness and heart are question marks. Didn't play with a true point guard so it's unknown how he'll do in pick-and-rolls.

    Spurs Fit: Austin for a year to work on fundamentals and gain muscle. Long-term, fits well as a stretch bigman -- especially if his shooting improves.

    Spurs Comparison - Ceiling: Kyle Anderson in Francisco Elson's body

    Spurs Comparison - Floor: Rookie Chimezie Metu

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    The obvious question -- is he related?

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    Father was born in the US Virgin Islands and played briefly in the NBA...thought it worth mentioning.

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    That ceiling

    If his rebounding improves, can he be like Joakim Noah lite?

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    The obvious question -- is he related?
    He's fast but not Speedy.

    Father was born in the US Virgin Islands and played briefly in the NBA...thought it worth mentioning.
    Yeah, his dad is Charles Claxton (played with the Celtics for a couple games in the mid-90s). Dad was born in Saint Thomas and Nic has played internationally for the USVI.

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    He's fast but not Speedy.

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    Great sleeper pick for the Spurs.

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    i like

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    Really like this guy!

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    Porker is probably going to end his career if he ever gets to the NBA. He’s not letting another Claxton ruin him.

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    Another big I wouldn't mind having.

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    Too bad he's not Speedy's kid otherwise he'd bail out LMA's chokejobs in the playoffs like Speedy bailed out TP's chokejobs.

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    Looks like a sleeper and is the type of athletic, mobile big that you need in the new NBA

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    Intrigued Boom or bust prospect, could be the next Siakam or out of the league fast...

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    Finally, someone that may fall in the Spurs lap.

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    I would be ecstatic if we could get him at 29! Him and Mfiondu are two of the 4/5 players I really hope we can grab at the 29 spot. I really hope our guys comes out of this draft with a 3 and a person who can play the 4/5

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    Good news for the Spurs. Claxton is perhaps the most intriguing center who could be available at 29.

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    Good news for the Spurs. Claxton is perhaps the most intriguing center who could be available at 29.
    Indeed interesting prospect, he's not usually a seen in the draft boards as a 1st round pick.

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    If youre thinking years ahead, Poetl will take up a chunk of our cap as he is sure to improve upon last year. There is even a positive article about him that came out today. This guy is future at our center spot and im still confused why people cant accept that. So you want to draft a center this year and then possibly have two centers (if said drafted center even turns out half as good as Poetl) that are taking too much out of our cap. Why not invest that percentage of the cap at the forward position where both of our forwards are probably on their last big contract on the Spurs (Gay and Aldridge) then when time is up, the forward we draft will have his contract extended without penalizing the team too much. Its called balance and timing. It doesnt seem thats understood as well here. Anyone want to do a wager that we dont draft a center this offseason?

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    If youre thinking years ahead, Poetl will take up a chunk of our cap as he is sure to improve upon last year. There is even a positive article about him that came out today. This guy is future at our center spot and im still confused why people cant accept that. So you want to draft a center this year and then possibly have two centers (if said drafted center even turns out half as good as Poetl) that are taking too much out of our cap. Why not invest that percentage of the cap at the forward position where both of our forwards are probably on their last big contract on the Spurs (Gay and Aldridge) then when time is up, the forward we draft will have his contract extended without penalizing the team too much. Its called balance and timing. It doesnt seem thats understood as well here. Anyone want to do a wager that we dont draft a center this offseason?
    The Spurs drafted three 6-5 guards in a row and may draft a fourth for all we know. All they have to do is think Hayes can space the floor as much as Aldridge can to pick him. The team is not so predictable as to draft for need over BPA.

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    He is quick enough to play PF if he could get half way good on offense he would be a good pick. I agree two positions I would feel would be SF and PF.

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    He might be there at 29!

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