Nets forward Nicolas Claxton undergoes shoulder surgery, will not rejoin team this season

Brooklyn Nets forward Nicolas Claxton underwent arthroscopic labrum repair surgery yesterday on his left shoulder.

He therefore will not join the team for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season in Orlando. The Nets will already be without point guard Kyrie Irving as well as forward Kevin Durant if league play does restart in late July as planned.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

The Nets expect Claxton to make a full recovery in time for training camp next season.

In 15 games played for the Nets this season, Claxton recorded averages of 4.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 12.5 minutes per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. The rookie also appeared in nine games for Brooklyn’s NBA G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets, averaging 16.7 points on 65.9 percent shooting from the field, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 blocks in 21.3 minutes per contest.

In other recent Nets news that has already been reported, the team waived swingman Theo Pinson and signed guard Tyler Johnson.

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