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Marcus Thornton | Guard | #15

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: LSU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (13) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Thornton is expected to start in place of Bradley Beal (rest) on Saturday vs. the Kings.
Thornton needs to get the reps in after spending most of the preseason dealing with a thumb injury, so this is a good opportunity to do just that. Oct 15 - 5:03 PM

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Marcus Thornton (thumb) will play against the 76ers on Thursday.

Thornton is set to make his preseason and debut and will complete the Wizards second unit for the first time in game action. While the veteran will help the Wizards bench, he won't be a fantasy option for 2016-17.
Oct 13 - 12:35 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) was "on the court" during Saturday's practice.

It's unclear if Thornton actually did anything beyond stand there, but it sounds like he was at least a partial participant. Currently, the veteran guard is not a fantasy asset in any format.
Oct 8 - 4:28 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) will not suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the 76ers.

It'll be Kelly Oubre and Tomas Satoransky picking up some extended minutes sans Thornton on Thursday night. Thornton will have a minimal role off the bench with the Wizards while Bradley Beal is healthy, so he's not worth owning in any format.
Oct 6 - 3:09 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) has been ruled out for Tuesdays' preseason game against the Heat.

Thornton was limited during Monday's practice, so it's not at all surprising to see the Wizards exercise some caution here this early on in the season. Tomas Satoransky and Kelly Oubre should be in line for some extended minutes tonight sans Thornton, but none of these guys are looking like standard league targets at the moment.
Oct 4 - 5:25 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) was limited at practice on Monday.

He will be questionable to play on Tuesday against the Heat. Thornton had a jammed thumb back on Sept. 29, but it's mostly precautionary. If he's out, we'll see a few more minutes for Kelly Oubre and high-flying Tomas Satoransky.
Oct 3 - 2:40 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) sat out of Friday's practice.

This was the second day in a row that he's missed due to a jammed thumb. The Wizards are just being cautious and it shouldn't impact his status for opening night. Thornton will only have a decent role if he outplays Tomas Satoransky in camp.
Sep 30 - 12:31 PM

Marcus Thornton (thumb) sat out of Thursday's practice

Thornton is dealing with a jammed thumb, and was held out as a precaution. This doesn't sound like it will be a long-term injury, but Thornton won't have much fantasy value in standard leagues as long as Bradley Beal is healthy.
Sep 29 - 1:57 PM

The Wizards have officially re-signed Marcus Thornton.

It's reportedly a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. Thornton will be the primary backup behind Bradley Beal, but he could emerge later in the season if Beal gets hurt. Thornton averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 14 games with the Wizards last season, shooting 39.3 percent from the field.
Jul 30 - 9:52 AM

Marcus Thornton has agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million with the Wizards.

Thornton will help backup Bradley Beal in Washington, but he won't have any fantasy value in standard leagues while the team is healthy.
Jul 7 - 5:52 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 14 points with five boards, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes vs. the Hawks on Wednesday.

He shot 6-of-14 from the field and only had one turnover, but his owners probably wanted to see him get a little more playing time considering he played 31 or more minutes in his previous two games. Thornton will be a free agent this summer, but the 28-year-old sharpshooter should have no problem finding another NBA contract.
Apr 13 - 10:55 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 19 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Nets on Monday.

Revenge game? He basically picked up all of Bradley Beal's (pelvis) playing time in this game. Thornton should be out there yet again on Wednesday in the season finale against the Hawks, so he might be a stream option for points and treys.
Apr 11 - 11:18 PM

Marcus Thornton will start on Monday vs. the Nets.

Bradley Beal (pelvis) will not play on Monday and could be out for the season. Thornton had 16 points with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes on Sunday, so he could have some value over the last two games of the season. Garrett Temple should play more as well.
Apr 11 - 7:20 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

Bradley Beal took an early seat on the sidelines after aggravating his pelvis injury, and did not return, which opened up some major opportunity for Thornton. He took over on offense during the second-half, posting a usage rate of 27.8, and through 54 minutes sans Beal and John Wall (knee) this season, Thornton's usage rate has spiked to 27.5. He can really fill it up when given the minutes, so Thornton is worth a look in all leagues given the opportunity in front of him.
Apr 10 - 5:30 PM

Marcus Thornton started the second half of Sunday's game vs. the Hornets, sending Bradley Beal to the bench.

Beal played just eight minutes in the first half and there is no word of an injury, but the Wizards have nothing left to play for and are probably just being cautious. Beal may not see the floor during the second half and is a shut-down candidate for the final two games of the season.
Apr 10 - 1:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Tomas Satoransky
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu