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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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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

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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

Marcus Thornton lit up the Hawks for 23 points in 23 minutes of action on Wednesday, connecting on 8-of-16 shots including five 3-pointers.

The veteran journeyman played the final 14:25 of the game and most of his scoring came after Washington trailed big in the fourth quarter. He shot 37.8 percent in his first five games with the Wizards, and one garbage-time special isn't changing his outlook.
Mar 23 - 10:19 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 18 points with five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

This is pretty much all on Bradley Beal (hip) not playing. Thornton can stay on the wire.
Mar 17 - 11:14 PM

Marcus Thornton made 1-of-9 from the field in his Wizards debut on Friday with two points, one assist, one steal and two fouls in 20 minutes.

Not great, Bob. Thornton will likely lose minutes once Bradley Beal (hip) is back, but he didn't help himself tonight. He can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
Mar 12 - 1:02 AM

Marcus Thornton will be available for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

With Bradley Beal (sprained pelvis) unlikely to play, Thornton may be thrown into the fire as a rotation player tonight. He's a risky option at any depth, however, especially with Beal simply day-to-day.
Mar 11 - 6:35 PM

Marcus Thornton went through a full practice with the Wizards on Thursday.

Thornton will likely be available to play Friday vs. the Jazz, and there's a chance he could earn some minutes in the rotation if Bradley Beal (hip) can't give it a go. However, with a tough matchup against Utah, Thornton would not be an appealing play in most settings so there's no reason to grab him in most leagues.
Mar 10 - 6:06 PM

Washington Wizards sign G Marcus Thornton.

Thornton will join the Wizards on a rest-of-season contract and will help bolster Washington's backcourt after being waived by the Rockets. While Thornton could work his way into the Wizards rotation, it's unlikely he'll see big minutes and is better off left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 10 - 9:53 AM

The Wizards are reportedly set to sign Marcus Thornton to a contract that will keep him with the team for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Thornton will help bolster Washington's backcourt, and it'll be interesting to see what kind of role he can earn with the Wizards. Thornton could potentially work his way into the rotation with Bradley Beal (hip) on the sidelines, although this is a wait-and-see situation in nearly all leagues.
Mar 9 - 12:24 PM

The Heat will have to pay the luxury tax if they want to bring on Marcus Thornton.

No NBA team claimed Beno Udrih off waivers after the Heat released him, so Miami may be less willing to sign Thornton unless Pat Riley feels the need to add another guard. For now, it appears that Thornton may be forced to look elsewhere, so we will keep a close eye on him this week. He's not worth stashing in most leagues, though.
Mar 4 - 9:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Tomas Satoransky
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Jarell Eddie
4Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
3Johnny O'Bryant
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith