Marcus Thornton has been told he'll get a chance to "showcase his talents" this year.
The Celtics traded for Nets guard Marcus Thornton on Wednesday, and they'll also get Cavaliers C Tyler Zeller and a first-round pick in the bargain.
The Suns, Mavericks and Timberwolves are interested in Marcus Thornton.
The Cavs and Nets are discussing a deal involving Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.
Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 24 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.
Marcus Thornton scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-17 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes.
Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 16 points, four 3-pointers, six rebounds, four steals and a block on 6-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's win over Miami.
Marcus Thornton returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday with eight points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.
Marcus Thornton (back) will play against the Knicks on Wednesday night.
Marcus Thornton (back) will not play vs. the Rockets on Tuesday.
Marcus Thorton (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.
Marcus Thornton (back) said he rushed back and aggravated his injury, and there is no clear date for his return.
Marcus Thornton's back tightened up during Sunday's game, forcing him out with five points in 15 minutes of action.