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Marcus Thornton | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
College: LSU
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Marcus Thornton (toe) is doubtful to play vs. the Kings on Wednesday.
He still hasn't been able to practice and this will likely be his fourth straight game on the sidelines. Thornton wasn't in the rotation prior to his injury, so he shouldn't have been owned in most leagues anyways. Leave him on the wire. Mar 25 - 2:22 PM

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Marcus Thornton (toe) did not participate during Tuesday's practice, and is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Sacramento.

Thornton isn't a major rotation player for the Suns, so his absence has very little fantasy implications. Considering he wasn't able to practice today, we're considering him to be on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Wednesday’s game, and he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 24 - 4:18 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play on Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

Thornton wouldn't have been a lock to get minutes tonight even if he was active, so his absence doesn't have many fantasy implications. Thornton is still without a timetable to return, and it's safe to leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 22 - 8:57 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play on Saturday.

He has a toe injury and doesn't have a timetable to return. Thornton isn't in the rotation most nights and can stay on the wire.
Mar 21 - 6:54 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Rockets.

Thornton isn't a consistent presence in the rotation on most nights anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Expect more minutes to be available for guys such as Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and Gerald Green if Thornton remains on the shelf Saturday.
Mar 21 - 1:16 PM

Marcus Thornton (toe) will not play against the Pelicans on Thursday.

He's not in the rotation every night and the Suns won't miss him much. It'll be a combination of Archie Goodwin, T.J. Warren and Gerald Green getting the backup minutes on the wing. Thornton can be ignored in most leagues.
Mar 19 - 10:17 PM

Marcus Thornton was the first man off the bench on Wednesday, finishing with 14 points, four boards, two steals and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

He was basically in the same role the Celtics used him for prior to dealing him. It's still a little murky regarding if Thornton will continue to get minutes, especially with T.J. Warren having his coming out party tonight. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 12 - 1:48 AM

Marcus Thornton was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

He is going to have to earn his minutes. The Suns want to get a look at Archie Goodwin right now, so Thornton's chance for playing time is tied to the second-year Kentucky product.
Feb 21 - 11:12 PM

Marcus Thornton is expected to be available for Saturday's game vs. the Bulls.

While coach Jeff Hornacek said that he likes Thornton's ability to spread the floor, it still remains to be seen what kind of role he will be looking at with Gerald Green also vying for minutes at shooting guard. Outside of owners in deeper leagues who are desperate for 3-pointers, it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach here.
Feb 21 - 1:14 PM

Marcus Thornton, Danny Granger, and John Salmons will not suit up for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

Thornton, Granger, Salmons, and Brandon Knight all still need to pass their physicals, and none of the Suns' new acquisitions are expected to play on Friday. Eric Bledsoe and Gerald Green will likely be forced into heavy minute tonight with no obvious backups, and they figure to be quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Plan accordingly.

Marcus Thornton was traded from the Celtics to the Suns on Thursday.

He'll come off the bench with the Suns and will likely just get minutes in the teens. Thornton was playing well heading into the All-Star break, but fantasy owners can drop him in most leagues. His minutes in Boston should be absorbed by Isaiah Thomas.
Feb 19 - 3:24 PM

Marcus Thornton may not be traded at the deadline because of Boston not being able to take back enough expiring money and wanting to keep its books clean.

Of course, the Celtics would work a little harder to get a deal done if they can get a first rounder in any offer. Thornton has been stepping up in his last four, averaging 15.3 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 steals and 3.8 treys in 21.3 minutes. If you need a couple treys in a deeper league, Thornton might be your guy.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 16 - 9:31 PM

Marcus Thornton started the second half and had 14 points, three rebounds, a block and four 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Hawks.

Thornton is quietly averaging 15.25 points, 4.25 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 3.25 3-pointers over his last four games, so he's worth a look if you need a 3-point specialist. Although, he's probably not going to start most nights.
Feb 11 - 11:08 PM

Marcus Thornton scored 14 points in 20 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers.

That's three straight games with 20 minutes on the nose and he's made 3.7 treys per game in that span. Thornton is obviously going to have some bad games with only 20 minutes per night and he doesn't do much else besides bury triples. If you are desperate for treys, give him a look.
Feb 7 - 11:45 PM

Marcus Thornton provided a potent offensive punch off the bench in 20 minutes, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, two steals and four 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

Interestingly, Marcus Smart has passed the ball to Thornton more than any other player on the season, but that has a lot to do with the pair logging minutes next to each other. Besides that, Thornton does seem like he'll get minutes in the high teens, which means he's capable of scoring 10-12 points per game with some treys. That said, the inconsistency is too much of a negative to add him in most leagues.
Feb 4 - 11:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
4A.J. Price
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
4Seth Curry
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron