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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 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. Dec 15 - 5:36 PM

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Marcus Thornton (calf) will be reevaluated to see if he needs an MRI or other additional tests.

Thornton was "in a lot of pain" on Sunday, but we have no idea what the extent of his injury actually is at this point. Without him, look for guys like Evan Turner and Avery Bradley to pick up the slack.
Dec 15 - 12:27 PM

Marcus Thornton (calf) will not play in Monday's game against the 76ers.

He suffered a strained left calf in Sunday's practice and the Celtics ruled him out pretty quickly. He may have a chance to play on Wednesday, but the Celtics have not provided a timetable just yet. Marcus Smart (Achilles) is also not playing, so Avery Bradley and Evan Turner should both see increased minutes.
Dec 14 - 1:36 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 16 points with two rebounds and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He scored 21 on Sunday and three on Monday, so it's been a roller coaster. Thornton has been one of the most inconsistent players over the past decade, so it's going to be tough to count on him in moist leagues.
Dec 10 - 10:52 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 21 points in 17 minutes against the Wizards on Sunday with two rebounds, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He scored 11 points in his first six minutes of action and helped the Celtics build a nice early lead. Thornton is not going to get this many minutes most nights, so he's more of a deep-league specialist.
Dec 7 - 4:24 PM

Marcus Thornton hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, three assists and four steals in Wednesday's win over the Sixers.

He's been highly inconsistent all season and has scored 13, 4, 12, 0 and 11 points in each of his last five games. If you need threes, put him on your radar, but we'd like to see some consistency from him before telling you to think about adding him.
Nov 19 - 11:35 PM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes.

Thornton has to go on an extended hot streak to carry any real value in most formats. We'll let you know if that happens.
Nov 14 - 11:43 PM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) will be available for Friday night.

He has been practicing and it's unclear how many minutes he'll see tonight. Thornton is only a deep-league option because Marcus Smart (ankle) is out.
Nov 14 - 5:51 PM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) went through a full practice on Thursday, and said that he intends to play Friday.

Thornton hasn't been a big piece of the Celtics offense this season, and he is currently averaging just 6.5 points and 0.3 three-pointers over 14 minutes of action. Thornton's value is tied to his 3-point shot, so with those not falling, he's really not worth owning in almost any league. Whether he plays or not should not be of any concern to owners in standard leagues.
Nov 13 - 2:30 PM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) could return to the lineup on Friday.

He is not going to play on Wednesday due to an ankle tweak. Thornton wasn't getting many minutes to begin with, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 12 - 5:49 PM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

He was questionable coming into the game after he suffered an ankle sprain during practice Tuesday. Evan Turner and Avery Bradley will likely pickup his minutes and both have decent short-term value with Marcus Smart (ankle) also out.
Nov 12 - 11:15 AM

Marcus Thornton (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder.

Thornton suffered an ankle sprain during practice and is now in danger of missing Wednesday's game against the Thunder. While Thornton provides some fantasy value in deeper leagues for his three-point shooting ability, owners in standard leagues can feel free to look elsewhere.
Nov 11 - 1:37 PM

Marcus Thornton was quiet in his 14 minutes of action against the Nets on Wednesday with 10 points, one block and one 3-pointer.

His minutes are going to be low, so he'll be tough to own in standard leagues. Although, Thornton should still have his nights with double-digit shots, so he'll have some fantasy value for his treys.
Oct 30 - 12:08 AM

Marcus Thornton came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds, three steals and a block in just 17 minutes.

Those defensive stats are surprising, but MT looked great on both ends tonight. He has the green light from coach Brad Stevens, has scored between 12 and 19 points in all five of his preseason games, and has drained 13 3-pointers thus far. If you need threes late in your draft, Thornton looks like a nice way to burn a pick.
Oct 16 - 1:03 AM

Marcus Thornton came off the Celtics bench and hit just 5-of-15 shots for 15 points and one 3-pointer in Saturday's loss.

He was just 1-of-7 from downtown, but he's got the green light from Brad Stevens. Don't get overly excited about Thornton, but if you find yourself in need of threes late in the draft, he has a great chance at hitting a ton of them this season. He fired up 15 shots in just 26 minutes tonight.
Oct 11 - 10:20 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jameer Nelson
2Marcus Smart
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Gerald Wallace
4Jae Crowder
5James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk
3Brandan Wright