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Marcus Thornton | Guard

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: LSU
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Thornton officially signed with the Rockets on Friday.
Thornton wasn't in the rotation in Phoenix last season and saw just 15.0 minutes per game, but his chances of earning playing time won't come any easier in Houston. Thornton is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners looking for 3-pointers. Jul 25 - 1:33 PM

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Marcus Thornton's agent said that his client needs to "sort of re-invent himself in this league."

Thornton's rep called the Rockets a perfect fit because the team plays up-tempo, an assessment which Thornton agreed with after signing. "That's when I'm at my best," he said. After earning almost $9 million last season, Thornton will make less than $1.5M to join Houston.
Jul 13 - 10:40 AM

The Rockets and free agent SG Marcus Thornton have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

Thornton's arrival may indicate that Houston won't re-sign Jason Terry this summer. The 28-year-old shot a mere 40.6 percent in a reduced role with Phoenix and Boston last season, and he won't be a viable fantasy option while James Harden is healthy. Only give him a glance if you're desperate for 3-pointers.
Jul 12 - 2:16 PM

According to the Miami Herald, the Heat might offer Marcus Thornton a contract.

Thornton visited with the Heat on Friday, but it should be noted that Miami will likely have to make some trades first. Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier have heard their names in the rumor mill lately, so a Thornton signing could happen if one of those two players is traded. Thornton is an excellent shooter and is rarely shy on offense, but his role would be minimal at best on the Heat.
Jul 12 - 11:28 AM

Marcus Thornton is on the Heat's free-agent radar, a source told the Miami Herald.

Thornton should certainly come cheap after an uneven season and Miami would be a good spot for the shooter to rehab his value. A capable floor-stretcher who could help provide insurance behind Dwyane Wade, it wouldn't be too shocking to see Thornton wind up in South Florida.
Jul 6 - 10:24 AM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play Tuesday against the Clippers.

He's not a major rotation player for the Suns, so this news has little consequence for fantasy owners. Gerald Green will have the opportunity for extended minutes, and he's worth a look in daily leagues.
Apr 14 - 3:30 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play vs. the Spurs on Sunday.

He played six minutes on Tuesday but wasn't able to suit up on Wednesday or Friday, and it's quite possible that he's done for the season -- Phoenix has only one game remaining, Tuesday vs. the Clippers.
Apr 12 - 5:55 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) returned on Tuesday with five points and two rebounds in six minutes off the Suns' bench.

Thornton missed three games and has lost any real chance to carve out more minutes with Brandon Knight (ankle) on the sidelines. He belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 8 - 3:51 AM

Marcus Thornton (toe) is doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.

He still hasn't been able to practice and this will likely be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. Thornton wasn't in the rotation prior to his injury, so he shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyways. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 25 - 2:22 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) did not participate during Tuesday's practice, and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

Thornton isn't a major rotation player for the Suns, so his absence has very little fantasy implications. Considering he wasn't able to practice today, we're considering him to be on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Wednesday’s game, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 24 - 4:18 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

Thornton wouldn't have been a lock to get minutes tonight even if he was active, so his absence doesn't have many fantasy implications. Thornton is still without a timetable to return, and it's safe to leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 8:57 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play on Saturday.

He has a toe injury and doesn't have a timetable to return. Thornton isn't in the rotation most nights and can stay on the wire.
Mar 21 - 6:54 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Thornton isn't a consistent presence in the rotation on most nights anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Expect more minutes to be available for guys such as Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and Gerald Green if Thornton remains on the shelf Saturday.
Mar 21 - 1:16 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

He's not in the rotation every night and the Suns won't miss him much. It'll be a combination of Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and Gerald Green getting the backup minutes on the wing. Thornton can be ignored in most leagues.
Mar 19 - 10:17 PM

Marcus Thornton was the first man off the bench on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

He was basically in the same role the Celtics used him for prior to dealing him. It's still a little murky regarding if Thornton will continue to get minutes, especially with T.J. Warren having his coming out party tonight. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 12 - 1:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Patrick Beverley
SG1James Harden
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3Sam Dekker
4K.J. McDaniels
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
C1Dwight Howard
2Clint Capela