In this case, Intel recommends using straight connections for the NUC to avoid any interference.
We do not guarantee that this configuration will work with this Intel® NUC but you can wait to see if somebody else has done this configuration and share the information with us.
Adding support for Thunderbolt with Intel NUCs would be a good one. I'd love to have Thunderbolt connection with future iterations of NUC hardware.
Unfortunately, as far as I know Intel had TB support in previous versions of NUC but they deleted it for current products. I don't know why but in fact my escape from Apple eco-system is faled.