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Marcus Thornton | Guard | #10

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 scored 15 points with three assists, one board, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.
Thornton probably deserves more reps in Houston, but coach J.B. Bickerstaff likes Corey Brewer too much. His role has been too sporadic and he's basically a hit-or-miss option every night, so he's hard to rely on in most leagues. He scored a combined nine points in his previous two outings on 3-of-15 shooting. Feb 10 - 2:20 AM

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Marcus Thornton expressed his desire to play more alongside James Harden.

Thornton played alongside Harden more on Tuesday and responded with 18 points off the bench. "I was talking about that this morning," Thornton said. "I love playing with James. Teams are more focused on him. That gives me wide-open shots. In return, I can play-make for him and get him wide-open shots, too." Thornton may get an opportunity to play more alongside Harden, but his minutes are too inconsistent to warrant a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 4 - 10:56 AM

Marcus Thornton got hot and hit 7-of-11 shots and four 3-pointers for 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.

Thornton didn't even play on Saturday and scored two points in each of his previous two games, so if you had him in a DFS lineup tonight, pat yourself on the back. He goes on hot streaks occasionally, but has been far too inconsistent to plug into a standard lineup. And he was also up for some extra run tonight with Dwight Howard suspended and Clint Capela out with a thigh injury.
Feb 2 - 11:30 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 23 points against the Clippers on Monday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He hit two very clutch 3-pointers towards the end of regulation. The Rockets went small with James Harden at the three, which allowed Thornton to get some extra burn. With Pat Beverley (ankle) likely out, Thornton could have some short-term value. He's only worth a look in deep leagues and the matchup won't be as favorable on Wednesday against the Pistons.
Jan 19 - 1:38 AM

Marcus Thornton needed just 15 minutes to score 16 points in Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies.

The guard shot 5-of-10 from the field with two boards, one assist and three 3-pointers, but his role could take a hit with Ty Lawson returning from a suspension on Wednesday. Until Thornton is given more minutes, he is only an asset in very deep leagues.
Jan 13 - 12:50 AM

Marcus Thornton returned from personal reasons on Thursday with 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

He wasn't with the team to be there for the birth of his son. Thornton won't have much value even with Ty Lawson out for two more games.
Jan 8 - 12:03 AM

Marcus Thornton didn't travel for Monday's game in Utah due to the recent birth of his child, and he will not play as a result.

The Rockets return home to face the Jazz again on Thursday, so this should be Thornton's final DNP for personal reasons. The veteran has had sporadic fantasy value in Houston but at the moment he's not worth owning in any leagues.
Jan 4 - 2:13 AM

Marcus Thornton (personal) is not with the team for Saturday's game against the Spurs.

His fiancé went into labor last night and he'll stay with her. Thornton hasn't really played many minutes since the Rockets have been healthy, so the team will be fine without him.
Jan 2 - 3:03 PM

Marcus Thornton admitted that he's frustrated by his role on the Rockets.

Thornton was integral to begin the season under Kevin McHale when Houston was forced to play small, but his role has been marginalized of late with Ty Lawson playing more despite J.B. Bickerstaff saying he intended to keep Thornton in the rotation. "It's very difficult," he said. "I have no reason at all. That's the frustrating part." He's not worth considering in fantasy leagues while playing fringe rotation minutes, and there is nothing pointing toward his role potentially changing.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Marcus Thornton is expected to receive consistent minutes in Houston's rotation.

Ty Lawson is expected to get back into the mix after coming off of his two-game suspension, but it apparently won't be at the expense of Thornton. You have to be in a really deep league and in need of a 3-point specialist to be thinking of having MT10 on your roster right now.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench for nine points, one 3-pointer, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.

He exploded for 32 points with a late-game flurry vs. the Nets on Tuesday, but that's a clear aberration -- he'd averaged 3.7 points in the previous three games. There's no incentive to own the veteran SG outside of deep leagues.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench to hit 12-of-18 shots and five 3-pointers for a season-high 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in 26 minutes.

Trevor Ariza left with a back injury just four minutes into the game and both Thornton and Corey Brewer (22 points, four 3-pointers) responded in positive fashion. Thornton has been pretty unreliable all season, but has also gotten hot for some big lines. If Ariza is going to miss time, both players should see a boost in value, while Thornton has the more explosive fantasy tools. Just keep in mind he'd scored a total of 11 points in his previous three games.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 18 points against the Pistons on Monday with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and four 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

The Rockets went small for a big chunk of the second half due to a 28-point deficit at one point in the second quarter. Thornton probably won't be scoring this much most nights, so he's not a terrific pickup.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:40:00 PM

Marcus Thornton recovered from a pair of quiet games to score 18 points vs. the Knicks on Sunday, hitting 6-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs with two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

Thornton hit a clutch 3-pointer that forced overtime, then proceeded to score seven points during the extra period. His line would have been unremarkable had this game ended in regulation, and he should remain on the waiver wire.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Marcus Thornton scored two points in 15 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

More importantly, he attempted his first free throws of the season after failing to do so in his first 316 minutes of the year. Your move, T.J. McConnell.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:46:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Ty Lawson
SG1James Harden
2Jason Terry
3Marcus Thornton
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Clint Capela
2Josh Smith
3Terrence Jones
4Montrezl Harrell
5Donatas Motiejunas
C1Dwight Howard