The Brooklyn Nets have been tearing up the league of late, and there’s no denying that this has been thanks in large part to the tremendous play of new superstar recruit James Harden.

As it turns out, however, the Nets have a secret weapon that has been waiting in the wings. This comes in the form of 6-foot-11 big man Nicolas Claxton who now appears to be on his way to a breakout run.

Claxton, who is coming off a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury, has recently emerged as a key player in coach Steve Nash’s rotation for the Nets. He hasn’t been the most important guy on the roster, but he’s played well enough to raise a few eyebrows from around the league.