Former UGA star Nic Claxton signs huge deal in return to Brooklyn Nets

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Former Georgia Bulldog basketball standout Nic Claxton is returning to the Brooklyn Nets. Claxton entered the 2022 NBA offseason as a restricted free agent.

The Nets are in the middle of a tumultuous offseason. Brooklyn’s superstar forward, Kevin Durant, requested a trade on the eve of NBA free agency. The Nets will likely look like an entirely different team to start next season.

Nic Claxton will have an excellent chance to have a large role with the Nets in the upcoming years. Claxton signed a two-year, $20 million deal to return to Brooklyn.

The Boston Celtics swept Nic Claxton and the Brooklyn Nets in the opening round of the 2022 NBA playoffs. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets have numerous questions this offseason. What will Brooklyn do with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving?

Nic Claxton is not one of Brooklyn’s questions. Claxton averaged 20.7 minutes per game in 47 games last season. The former Georgia basketball star is a versatile defender and averaged 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game throughout the 2021-2022 season.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Claxton’s deal to return to the Nets:

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