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Marcus Thornton | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: LSU
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Marcus Thornton was quiet in his 14 minutes of action against the Nets on Wednesday with 10 points, one block and one 3-pointer.
His minutes are going to be low, so he'll be tough to own in standard leagues. Although, Thornton should still have his nights with double-digit shots, so he'll have some fantasy value for his treys. Oct 30 - 12:08 AM

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Marcus Thornton came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds, three steals and a block in just 17 minutes.

Those defensive stats are surprising, but MT looked great on both ends tonight. He has the green light from coach Brad Stevens, has scored between 12 and 19 points in all five of his preseason games, and has drained 13 3-pointers thus far. If you need threes late in your draft, Thornton looks like a nice way to burn a pick.
Oct 16 - 1:03 AM

Marcus Thornton came off the Celtics bench and hit just 5-of-15 shots for 15 points and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss.

He was just 1-of-7 from downtown, but he's got the green light from Brad Stevens. Don't get overly excited about Thornton, but if you find yourself in need of threes late in the draft, he has a great chance at hitting a ton of them this season. He fired up 15 shots in just 26 minutes tonight.
Oct 11 - 10:20 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points in 22 minutes against the Raptors on Friday with three rebounds, two turnovers and four 3-pointers.

He has played well in his time with the Celtics and they could definitely use his scoring punch off the bench. Thornton won't be the sexiest name among your late-round targets, but he has a shot to score in the double-digits with close to 2.0 triples per game.
Oct 10 - 11:20 PM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench to hit 5-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points and three steals on Wednesday.

He had a root canal earlier in the day so this performance is impressive. He'll get hot at times and fill it up from deep for the Celtics, but unless he's starting, he'll be too inconsistent to be relied upon this season. He does have a green light though, and might be worth a last-rounder if you find yourself in need of 3-pointers.
Oct 9 - 12:38 AM

Marcus Thornton will try to play Wednesday after a root canal earlier in the day.

He was effective off the bench on Monday with 14 points in 14 minutes. Thornton is only a deep-league option for teams needing to bolster their 3-point shooting.
Oct 8 - 6:24 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens has given Marcus Thornton a "green light" to shoot this season.

"You play a role, and his role is to score in bunches," said Stevens. "I think that’s a great role to have, because everybody likes it. That’s what he does well, and we’re going to have to continue to have him do that." Thornton will have an easier time finding minutes while Rajon Rondo (hand) is out of commission, and he'll be asked to space the court as an instant-offense reserve guard.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 8 - 11:20 AM

Marcus Thornton is eligible to be traded by the Celtics now that two months have passed since the team acquired him from the Kings.

As the Celtics continue their rebuild, Thornton doesn't seem to fit into their long-term plans as they have already have Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart in line for backcourt minutes. The 27-year-old can still contribute to fantasy rosters as a 3-point specialist if given the opportunity to play, but he's not likely to last in Boston beyond the February trade deadline.
Source: CSN NE
Sep 11 - 8:44 AM

Marcus Thornton has been told he'll get a chance to "showcase his talents" this year.

The Celtics basically just acquired him because of his expiring contract, so it's unknown what the Celtics plan to do with him. He's going to have a tough time getting minutes behind Avery Bradley or Jeff Green on the wing, so he's not a fantasy option. Plus, he'll have to worry about James Young and Marcus Smart.
Jul 9 - 5:46 PM

The Celtics traded for Nets guard Marcus Thornton on Wednesday, and they'll also get Cavaliers C Tyler Zeller and a first-round pick in the bargain.

Thornton is owed $8.6 million in the final season of his contract, a steep price-tag relative to his production, but Boston GM Danny Ainge did well to pile up another young big man and a future first-round pick. Avery Bradley is the unquestioned starting SG for the Celtics but they do need a reliable backup, so Thornton should reprise his role as a gunner off the bench.
Jul 9 - 10:37 AM

The Suns, Mavericks and Timberwolves are interested in Marcus Thornton.

This is related to the Jarrett Jack trade rumor from last month. The Cavaliers are looking for a third team to take on Thornton's contract, so it'll likely be a three-way deal involving those teams. Since the Cavs seem to have everything lined up, it's just a matter of which team will miss out on free agents.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 7 - 9:10 AM

The Cavs and Nets are discussing a deal involving Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton.

Coach David Blatt isn't really wasting time here and he looks like he'll want to add a shooter off the bench. Chances are Thornton would come off the bench, but he could also start with the Cavs not very deep on the wing.
Jun 21 - 3:40 PM

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.

Mysteriously absent from that list is Mason Plumlee, who has been playing well, although he could still come off the bench. Deron Williams is also out, while Alan Anderson could play a few minutes. And if you're still trying to figure out who Gutierrez is, you're not alone.
Apr 16 - 6:46 PM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 24 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

Whether the Nets play the regulars or not on Wednesday, Thornton should get a lot of minutes and should have another nice game.
Apr 15 - 11:31 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-17 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes.

Thornton could be lined up to carry some offensive load for the Nets, who have the five-seed locked up and already said that they'll be resting guys. He might shoot you out of a field goal percentage battle, but he has very good upside right now and is worth an add in most leagues.
Apr 11 - 11:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Dwight Powell
C1Kelly Olynyk
2Tyler Zeller
3Vitor Faverani