Nic Claxton has missed the past three weeks with an undisclosed non-COVID illness. Claxton could miss an additional few weeks.

“Yeah, I’m in the ramp-up stage right now. I’m reconditioning myself. I got sick, I lost a lot of weight,” Claxton told The Post at a Nets charity event in Brooklyn. “But I put the weight back on, and I’m feeling good and I’m hoping to be back within the next couple of weeks.” 

Claxton declined to go into details on the nature of the illness.

“I was sick. That’s the extent I want to go with,” Claxton laughed when pressed on the nature of his illness. “I was sick. But I’m feeling better now. I’m getting back to where I need to be so I can get out there and play. I’m excited to get back out there with my teammates.” 

Claxton began the season as Brooklyn's starting center and is a better defensive player than their other options at the position.