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Marcus Thornton | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: LSU
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Marcus Thornton scored 15 points in 14 minutes against the Wolves on Wednesday with two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.
His minutes have been hanging around in the teens over his last five, averaging 8.4 points, 1.0 boards, 0.4 steals and 0.8 triples in 15.8 minutes per game. Thornton doesn't play enough to be grabbed in most leagues. Jan 29 - 12:15 AM

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Marcus Thornton logged 27 minutes against the Clippers on Monday with 15 points, two rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.

He played a big part in a Boston comeback in his highest minute total all season. Thornton was only playing 14.5 minutes per game in his previous 2015 outings, so we would have to see it again before suggesting a pickup. Plus, he made just 32.4 percent from the field in his previous six games.
Jan 19 - 6:19 PM

The Celtics are getting interest in Marcus Thornton, but teams are concerned with his $8.6 million salary.

That makes sense and the Celtics would love to unload him for another draft pick. Thornton's minutes have been in the low teens since Jeff Green was dealt and he's made a woeful 21.7 percent from the field in 2015. If he's moved, it'll help Jae Crowder, Evan Turner, Marcus Smart, James Young and Avery Bradley.
Jan 14 - 4:32 PM

Marcus Thornton returned to action and played 14 minutes with five points, three rebounds and two assists against the Nets on Wednesday.

The Boston fans are probably not happy Thornton was active over James Young, which could change soon. Thornton has very little fantasy value.
Jan 8 - 1:17 AM

Marcus Thornton is active against the Nets on Wednesday.

He missed his last two games and he should be 100 percent considering the team has moved James Young to the inactive list. Thornton's return is likely to hurt Jae Crowder the most, but neither are great fantasy options.
Jan 7 - 6:04 PM

Marcus Thornton (calf) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

He has missed 11 straight games so even if he is activated the Celtics would likely ease him back into action. However, he has averaged just 15.4 minutes per game this season so owners in standard leagues can safely ignore him for the time being. If Thornton ends up sitting again, Avery Bradley will continue to play big minutes and Jae Crowder will remain in the rotation.
Jan 7 - 11:09 AM

Marcus Thornton (calf) will not play against the Hornets on Monday.

It'll be Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley picking up the slack for Thornton tonight. He's not really worth owning in almost any league even with Rajon Rondo in Dallas.
Jan 5 - 5:51 PM

Marcus Thornton (calf) won't play on Saturday against the Bulls.

This will give Avery Bradley a better chance to have another big game like his 22-point night on Friday. Jae Crowder may play a little more today and help off the bench.
Jan 3 - 3:48 PM

Marcus Thornton (calf) is unlikely to play on Saturday.

He wasn't able to play on Friday and his chances of playing Saturday are looking very slim. However, unless you are in a very deep league and desperate for 3-pointers, you should leave him on the wire.
Jan 3 - 11:08 AM

Marcus Thornton (calf) did not practice on Thursday, and he is unlikely for both Friday's game vs. Dallas, and Saturday's game vs. Chicago.

Thornton can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues, so his absence shouldn't matter to owners in standard leagues.
Jan 1 - 2:16 PM

Marcus Thornton (calf) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Kings.

He did return to practice this week but isn't quite ready to play in games just yet. Consider Thornton day-to-day for now, but he should only be considered for owners in ridiculously deep leagues.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Marcus Thornton (calf) is expected to play against the Kings on Wednesday.

Thornton practiced on Monday and is expected to do so again on Tuesday, so all signs are pointing to him being available for Wednesday's game against Sacramento. He had been playing well before injuring his calf two weeks ago, but his value is limited to deep fantasy leagues.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Marcus Thornton (calf) will try to practice on Monday.

Thornton is getting close to a return, but he's not going to have sustainable fantasy value in even the deepest leagues when he's back on the floor. Monitor his progress from the waiver wire.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Marcus Thornton is making progress with his calf injury, but still hasn't been able to participate in any 5-on-5 drills.

Thornton is averaging just 8.2 points and 1.1 three-pointers over 15 minutes of action this season, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Marcus Thornton has a torn left calf and will miss a couple weeks.

With Thornton out, Evan Turner will likely get more playing time. Marcus Smart is also not expected to be out for long and may also get more run. Thornton can be cut in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Evan Turner
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jae Crowder
2James Young
3Tayshaun Prince
4Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk