Nic Claxton is the breakout player Sean Marks banked on

When Nets general manager Sean Marks lost defensive anchor Jarrett Allen in the James Harden deal, he acknowledged there was no replacing what Allen brought to the team. Marks also acknowledged The Fro’s departure as an opportunity for someone else on the roster to step up. “People can sort of seize this moment and take their games to another level,” Marks said after the Jan. 13 blockbuster deal, also citing Spencer Dinwiddie’s emergence amid injuries to D’Angelo Russell and Caris LeVert. “We’ve seen that in the past whether it was through injuries or trades, other people have used this as a p…

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