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Marcus Thornton | Guard | #25

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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 has joined the Grand Rapids Drive, the Pistons G-League affiliate.
Thornton appeared in 33 games for the Wizards last season. He worked out for the Wolves back in August but was unable to secure a roster spot. He could be a candidate for a 10-day contract with a team in need of guard depth later this season. Fri, Dec 15, 2017 10:18:00 AM

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The Wolves are working out free agent guard Marcus Thornton.

The Wolves only have 11 guaranteed contracts and are looking to fill out their bench with some veteran depth. The best they can offer Thornton is a minimum deal, but we'd expect him to jump at that chance considering most NBA rosters are now set. The 30-year-old guard last played for the Wizards in 2016 and put up 6.6 points and 0.8 triples in 17.4 minutes per game.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Nets waive G Marcus Thornton.

The Nets picked him up on Wednesday night in the Bojan Bogdanovic, but the addition of K.J. McDaniels likely sealed Thornton may get some interest in the buyout market, but he's pretty low in the pecking order.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 03:48:00 PM

The Nets are expected to waive G Marcus Thornton.

Thornton was part of the deal that brought Bojan Bogdanovic to the Wizards on Wednesday. He was never expected to have a significant role on a young, rebuilding team, and this report confirms that fantasy owners can ignore him.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 08:36:00 PM

Marcus Thornton was traded to the Nets on Wednesday.

We've seen throw-in Marcus Thornton get some late run on his new team and that is possible for the Nets. Although, he's a buyout candidate with his expiring 2016-17 salary at $1.3 million. There's no need to add him unless you're extremely desperate in a very, very deep league.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017 04:15:00 PM

Marcus Thornton scored seven points in 20 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He didn't really get a big bump even with Bradley Beal (ankle) not playing in the second half. Thornton would only be a dart on Friday in a best-case scenario.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:35:00 PM

Marcus Thornton hit 5-of-7 shots and 3-of-3 3-pointers for 13 points, two rebounds, one assist and a steal in Thursday's win.

We thought he might play well when Bradley Beal was out for three games, but he never really got it going. Thornton's worth keeping an eye on, especially with Beal's fragile legs, but isn't worth owning right now.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:07:00 PM

Marcus Thornton pitched in 10 points and six assists on Wednesday, going 4-of-13 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

Sheldon McClellan initially started in place of Bradley Beal (hamstring), but Thornton was hot early and he overtook him as a starter after halftime. The veteran will have occasional scoring bursts, but his small role and inefficiency doom him as a fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Marcus Thornton scored two points in his first start of the season on Friday with one rebound, one assist and one turnover in 21 minutes.

When he's hot, he's hot. When he's not, he's really, really not. Bradley Beal (hamstring) didn't sound too worried about his injury, so he could get back out there for Saturday. Thornton will likely be better than this on Saturday, but his value isn't great.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Marcus Thornton will start for Bradley Beal (hamstring) on Friday.

He played a whopping 34 minutes on Wednesday and scored 16 points. Thornton does like to shoot it when he's got the hot hand, so he's worth a look as a streaming of DFS punt play. Tomas Satoransky should still get a lot of run in the second unit.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench on Wednesday to score 16 points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

Thornton has sporadic scoring outbursts followed by long stretches of silence, but this is particularly noteworthy since Bradley Beal exited tonight's game with an apparent hamstring injury. Thornton would absorb many of Beal's minutes if he misses any games, so keep an eye on Washington's injury report.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 09:35:00 PM

Marcus Thornton hit just 2-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for eight points, five rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes on Monday.

He's getting around 17 minutes a game and usually shoots it better than he did tonight, averaging 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.8 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five. He'll need to get more minutes to be a fantasy factor, so just keep an eye on him if you're in a deep league. He would become a hot pickup if Bradley Beal's leg problems act up again.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 10:06:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:03:00 PM

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.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:35:00 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.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 04:28:00 PM

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