Claxton, 23, is one the Nets’ many players eligible for free agency this summer, but it doesn’t sound as if he specifically will be going anywhere. Not if the Nets can keep it from happening.
“He is not going to get more than a midlevel offer from a team like Charlotte or Chicago, and if that is the case, they’re comfortable matching it. He is restricted, they can match anything another team gives him. He is looking at something like three years, $35 million,” an Eastern Conference executive told Deveney.
“They are not sold on him as the big guy of the future but at that number, they’d keep him around, and know they can move him in a deal next summer if they have something better in mind. Trouble is, they’ve got a short window here so they can’t wait for him too long. But Sean (Marks) is a believer in development and they are not going to give up on him that fast.”
Claxton appeared in 47 games and averaged 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds.