Nicolas Claxton

Nicolas Claxton

Nicolas Claxton

Brooklyn Nets rookie forward-center Nicolas Claxton, whose parents are from St. Thomas, will miss the NBA’s restart after having successful arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder earlier this week.

Claxton, 21, underwent the arthroscopic procedure to repair the labrum — the cup-shaped cartilage that lines the shoulder’s ball-and-socket joint — on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The operation was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III.