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Speedy Claxton
Free agent
Point Guard
Born May 8, 1978 (1978-05-08) (age 31)
Hempstead, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
College Hofstra
Draft 1st round, (20th pick), 2000
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2000–present
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (2000–02)
San Antonio Spurs (2002–03)
Golden State Warriors (2003–05, 2009-10)
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005–06)
Atlanta Hawks (2006-09)

Craig "Speedy" Claxton (born May 8, 1978, in Hempstead, New York) is an American professional basketball player. He is currently a free agent.

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Biography

Prior to the NBA, Claxton played at Hofstra University, where he played under current Villanova University coach Jay Wright. At Hofstra, Claxton led the Flying Dutchmen to the America East Championship defeating the University of Delaware in the championship game at Hofstra Arena. The Flying Dutchmen reached the 2000 NCAA Tournament, where they were defeated in the first round by an Oklahoma State team led by Desmond Mason, Claxton's future teammate with the Hornets.

Claxton donated money to help build the 5000-seat arena in which the Hofstra team plays, and his number 10 was retired by Hofstra on January 31, 2009.

Claxton was drafted in 2000, 20th overall, by the Philadelphia 76ers.[1] His rookie scale contract was worth four years and $4.68 million; he opted out of the fourth year to become a free agent.

He missed his entire rookie season due to a knee injury suffered during the pre-season. In 2002 Claxton was traded to the San Antonio Spurs, where he won the 2003 Championship as a valuable reserve backing up Tony Parker.

In 2003 Claxton was signed by the Golden State Warriors to a three-year contract worth US$10 million. On February 24, 2005, Claxton and Dale Davis were traded from the Warriors to the New Orleans Hornets for Baron Davis.

On July 12, 2006, Claxton signed a contract worth approximately $25 million over four years with the Atlanta Hawks. Claxton only played 44 games with the Hawks, as he was injured in every year since he signed with the team.

On June 25, 2009, Claxton was traded to the Golden State Warriors along with Acie Law for Jamal Crawford.[2] He was waived by Golden State on February 6, 2010, after the team signed Anthony Tolliver for the remainder of the season.

Personal life

Claxton's parents are from Antigua and Barbuda. His sister, Lisa, played for the St. John's Red Storm women's basketball team.[1] His brother Michael (M. Buckets) played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats. Claxton and his wife, Khameka, have two daughters, Aniya (b. 2003) and London (b. 2008).[1]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Philadelphia 67 18 22.8 .400 .121 .838 2.4 3.0 1.4 .1 7.2
2002–03 San Antonio 30 0 15.7 .462 .000 .684 1.9 2.5 .7 .2 5.8
2003–04 Golden State 60 29 26.6 .427 .182 .813 2.6 4.5 1.6 .2 10.6
2004–05 Golden State 46 44 32.6 .431 .192 .761 3.3 6.2 1.9 .1 13.1
2004–05 New Orleans 16 3 22.8 .373 .111 .610 1.9 5.5 1.4 .1 6.8
2005–06 NO/Oklahoma City 71 3 28.4 .413 .270 .769 2.7 4.8 1.5 .1 12.3
2006–07 Atlanta 42 31 25.1 .327 .214 .550 1.9 4.4 1.7 .1 5.3
2008–09 Atlanta 2 0 7.5 .286 .000 .500 .0 1.5 .0 .0 2.5
Career 334 128 25.6 .409 .193 .762 2.5 4.3 1.5 .1 9.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Philadelphia 5 0 9.8 .333 .000 .667 .2 2.8 1.0 .0 2.4
2002–03 San Antonio 24 0 13.6 .438 .000 .750 1.9 1.9 .7 .2 5.2
2008–09 Atlanta 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 30 0 12.6 .427 .000 .740 1.5 2.0 .7 .2 4.6

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