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Name  Marcus Thornton
Born  6/5/1987
Height  6-4
Weight  205
College  LSU
10/18/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton has scored between 12 and 19 points in all five preseason games this month.
Insight: Thornton came off the bench and scored 17 points, making three 3-pointers, and had two rebounds, three steals and a block in 17 minutes on Wednesday. If fantasy owners need 3-pointers late in the draft, Thornton is a great choice.
 
4/15/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton put in a game-high 24 points Tuesday in a loss to the Knicks.
Insight: He played more minutes (30) than most of Brooklyn's starters on Tuesday. The high-scoring two-guard should be in for another big game Wednesday against Cleveland.
 
4/2/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton (back) will play Wednesday against the Knicks, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Thornton missed two of the last four games with a lower-back injury. He has played fewer minutes per game with the Nets than he did with the Kings, but he has improved his shooting and averaged 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 0.9 steals with Brooklyn.
 
4/2/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury (bruised lower back) and will make sure he's completely healthy before returning to the court.
Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota and didn't play on Tuesday. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. He's been improved after the trade to Brooklyn, averaging 11.4 ppg over 17 games, up from 8.3 in Sacramento.
 
4/1/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury and now he will take his time as he recovers from a bruised lower back.
Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. He's been improved after the trade to Brooklyn, averaging 11.4 ppg over 17 games, up from 8.3 in Sacramento.
 
3/31/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton thinks he rushed back from injury and now he will take his time as he recovers from a bruised lower back. SOURCE:
Insight: Thornton lasted just 15 minutes Sunday against Minnesota. Depending on how cautious the Nets are, he may not be back until the playoffs. We'd recommend dropping him as soon as possible.
 
3/30/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton's back tightened up on him during Sunday's game and he didn't return, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Thornton missed a game earlier this week with a lower-back bruise. He played just 15 points Sunday.
 
3/28/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton will play Friday, according to the YES Network.
Insight: He missed the last game with a lower back bruise. Since coming to Brooklyn, Thornton has been all over the board, scoring 20 or more four times and single digits seven times.
 
3/28/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton missed Wednesday against Charlotte and will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Insight: He's been dealing with a lower back bruise. Since coming to Brooklyn, Thornton's been all over the board, scoring 20 or more four times and single digits seven times.
 
3/26/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton won't be available Wednesday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: He's out with a lower back bruise. Shaun Livingston (8.1 ppg) will see as many minutes as he can handle tonight in Thornton's absence.
 
3/26/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton (lower back) doesn't know if he'll play Wednesday night, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record.
Insight: Thornton left Monday's game with a bruised lower back. The guard has averaged 22 minutes, 11.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 threes in 15 games with the Nets after coming over in a trade from the Kings. Alan Anderson saw some extra time after Thornton exited Monday.
 
3/24/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Brooklyn guard Marcus Thornton won't return to Monday night's game against the Pelicans. SOURCE: Andy Vasquez, The Record
Insight: He's out with a bruised lower back. Thornton scored three points in ten minutes before exiting. Jorge Gutierrez could see some minutes at shooting guard in his absence.
 
3/15/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Marcus Thornton caught fire Saturday in a loss to Washington.
Insight: Thornton drilled 5-of-6 from downtown to finish with 19 points in only 24 minutes of court time. He's averaged 12.7 ppg since joining Brooklyn at the trade deadline. Thornton averaged just 8.3 ppg in 46 games for the Kings earlier this season.
 
3/7/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Nets backup shooting guard Marcus Thornton could be a starter against Boston on Friday night if Joe Johnson (game-time decision due to illness) can't run.
Insight: Thornton is certainly capable of tossing up a 20-point night if he gets the minutes. In fact, he's got two 20-point games in the last three contests.
 
2/26/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton (food poisoning) will make his Nets debut Wednesday, according to Rod Boone of Newsday.
Insight: Brooklyn acquired Thornton (8.3 ppg) from the Kings last week for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry, but the illness has prevented him from making his debut with the team. He was playing just 24.4 mpg with Sacramento and is unlikely to even get that with the Nets.
 
2/23/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Nets shooting guard Marcus Thornton won't be available Sunday against the Lakers. SOURCE: Rod Boone, Newsday
Insight: Thornton (8.3 ppg) is still waiting to make his Brooklyn debut after missing the last two games with an illness. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against Portland.
 
2/22/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Marcus Thornton has a stomach bug and will not play Saturday, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Thornton hasn't made his debut with Brooklyn yet after being traded from Sacramento on Wednesday. He averaged just 24.4 mpg and 8.3 ppg on 38.1 percent shooting with the Kings and won't see more playing time with the Nets.
 
2/22/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Nets guard Marcus Thornton has food poisoning and will be a game-time decision Saturday against Golden State, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Insight: Thornton hasn't made his debut with Brooklyn yet after being traded from Sacramento on Wednesday. He averaged just 24.4 mpg and 8.3 ppg on 38.1 percent shooting with the Kings and won't see more playing time with the Nets.
 
2/19/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: The Kings traded Marcus Thornton to the Nets Wednesday for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of yahoosports.com.
Insight: Both Thornton and Terry are signed through 2014-15, with Thornton due nearly $17 million and Terry set to receive nearly $11. The 26-year-old Thornton is averaging just 8.3 ppg on 38.1 percent shooting this season and won't gain fantasy value by joining the Nets. The trade will open up the starting shooting guard spot for Ben McLemore, but the rookie has made just 36.6 percent from the field.
 
2/11/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Kings guard Marcus Thornton had 11 points, three treys and a steal in 25 minutes Tuesday, but no rebounds or assists.
Insight: Thornton has just 47 assists in 45 games this season. He's also shooting under 39 percent from the field and is splitting time at shooting guard with rookie Ben McLemore (.368 FG%). Neither player is a particularly attractive fantasy option at the moment.
 

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