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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 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

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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

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.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 03:09:00 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.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 05:25:00 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.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 02:40:00 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.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 12:31:00 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.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

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