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Marcus Thornton

27-Year-Old    SG    Boston Celtics

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

8.2

REB

1.4

AST

0.8

STL

0.5

BLK

0.3

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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REB

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Thornton joins the Celtics after splitting last season between Sacramento and Brooklyn. He brought the Nets a little scoring punch off the bench, averaging 12.3 points on 41-percent shooting in 24 minutes per game. That included a career-high 38 percent from three-point rang...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Calf    EST. RETURN:  1/1/2015
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 195 lbs   DOB: 6/5/1987  College: Louisiana State
DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #43 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Traded from the Nets to the Celtics in July 2014.

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Thornton (calf) will likely be sidelined for a few weeks due to a small tear in his left calf.

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Marcus Thornton NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 73 25.7 14.5 2.9 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.6 45.1 81.4 1.0 1.0 1.9 4.3 37.4 5.5 12.1 2.0 2.4
2010-11 23 NOP 46 16.2 7.8 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.8 41.0 75.8 0.8 0.5 2.3 2.0 37.6 3.0 7.3 1.1 1.4
2010-11 23 SAC 27 38.1 21.3 4.7 3.4 1.7 0.2 2.0 45.0 80.5 2.1 1.3 3.4 5.4 36.1 7.9 17.5 3.5 4.4
2010-11 23 NOP/SAC 73 24.3 12.8 3.5 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.2 43.4 78.8 1.3 0.8 2.7 3.3 36.7 4.8 11.1 2.0 2.5
2011-12 24 SAC 51 34.9 18.7 3.7 1.9 1.4 0.2 2.1 43.8 86.5 1.6 1.6 2.0 6.1 34.5 6.9 15.7 2.8 3.2
2012-13 25 SAC 72 24.0 12.7 2.5 1.3 0.8 0.1 2.0 42.9 88.1 0.9 0.7 1.8 5.3 37.2 4.6 10.8 1.5 1.8
2013-14 26 BKN 26 23.8 12.3 2.8 1.2 1.0 0.1 2.0 41.4 80.0 1.1 0.7 2.2 5.3 38.0 4.2 10.2 1.8 2.3
2013-14 26 SAC 46 24.4 8.3 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 1.2 38.1 80.8 0.8 0.8 1.8 3.9 31.8 3.1 8.1 0.9 1.1
2013-14 26 BKN/SAC 72 24.2 9.8 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.5 39.4 80.4 0.9 0.8 2.0 4.4 34.5 3.5 8.9 1.3 1.6
2014-15 27 BOS 20 15.4 8.2 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.1 44.0 77.3 0.6 0.4 1.0 2.6 42.3 3.1 7.1 0.9 1.1
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BOS 47 10.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marcus Thornton
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcus Thornton NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 22.0 13.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 50.0 100.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 5.0 40.0 5.0 10.0 1.0 1.0
Last 14 Days 5 17.0 11.6 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.4 1.8 46.7 77.8 0.8 0.4 1.4 3.8 47.4 4.2 9.0 1.4 1.8
Last 30 Days 12 16.3 9.0 1.4 1.0 0.7 0.3 1.5 41.9 80.0 0.8 0.3 1.1 3.3 45.0 3.3 7.8 1.0 1.3
Last 5 Games 5 17.0 11.6 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.4 1.8 46.7 77.8 0.8 0.4 1.4 3.8 47.4 4.2 9.0 1.4 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 15.7 8.4 1.4 0.9 0.3 0.3 1.3 41.1 84.6 0.6 0.2 1.2 2.8 46.4 3.0 7.3 1.1 1.3
Last 20 Games 20 15.3 8.2 1.4 0.8 0.5 0.3 1.1 44.0 77.3 0.6 0.4 1.0 2.6 42.3 3.1 7.1 0.9 1.1

 

Marcus Thornton Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Marcus Thornton – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Shooting Guard

1.  Avery Bradley

2.  Marcus Smart

3.  Evan Turner

XMarcus Thornton

XJames Young

Boston Celtics

True Shooting Percentage

54.1%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Marcus Thornton has a true shooting percentage of 54.1%.

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Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Marcus Thornton NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 73 36.0 20.3 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.2 2.2 45.1 81.4 1.5 1.4 2.7 6.0 37.4 7.6 17.0 2.8 3.4
2010-11 23 NOP 46 36.0 17.3 6.3 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.7 41.0 75.8 1.8 1.2 5.1 4.5 37.6 6.6 16.1 2.4 3.2
2010-11 23 SAC 27 36.0 20.1 4.4 3.2 1.6 0.2 1.9 45.0 80.5 2.0 1.3 3.2 5.1 36.1 7.4 16.5 3.3 4.1
2010-11 23 NOP/SAC 73 36.0 18.9 5.2 2.7 1.3 0.2 1.8 43.4 78.8 1.9 1.2 4.0 4.9 36.7 7.1 16.4 2.9 3.7
2011-12 24 SAC 51 36.0 19.3 3.8 2.0 1.4 0.2 2.2 43.8 86.5 1.7 1.7 2.1 6.3 34.5 7.1 16.2 2.9 3.3
2012-13 25 SAC 72 36.0 19.1 3.8 1.9 1.3 0.1 2.9 42.9 88.1 1.4 1.0 2.7 7.9 37.2 6.9 16.1 2.3 2.6
2013-14 26 BKN 26 36.0 18.6 4.3 1.7 1.6 0.2 3.0 41.4 80.0 1.7 1.0 3.3 8.0 38.0 6.4 15.4 2.8 3.5
2013-14 26 SAC 46 36.0 12.3 4.0 1.5 1.0 0.3 1.8 38.1 80.8 1.2 1.3 2.7 5.7 31.8 4.6 12.0 1.3 1.7
2013-14 26 BKN/SAC 72 36.0 14.5 4.1 1.6 1.2 0.2 2.3 39.4 80.4 1.4 1.2 2.9 6.5 34.5 5.2 13.2 1.9 2.3
2014-15 27 BOS 20 36.0 19.1 3.2 1.8 1.1 0.6 2.6 44.0 77.3 1.3 0.9 2.2 6.1 42.3 7.2 16.5 2.0 2.6
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BOS 47 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marcus Thornton
Preseason Projections 27 BOS 64 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marcus Thornton

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcus Thornton NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2009-10 22 73 1873 1057 211 114 58 11 117 45.1 81.4 76 72 139 313 37.4 398 883 144 177
2010-11 23 NOP 46 745 359 131 43 19 4 35 41.0 75.8 37 25 106 93 37.6 137 334 50 66
2010-11 23 SAC 27 1030 574 127 92 45 5 53 45.0 80.5 56 36 91 147 36.1 213 473 95 118
2010-11 23 NOP/SAC 73 1775 933 258 135 64 9 88 43.4 78.8 93 61 197 240 36.7 350 807 145 184
2011-12 24 SAC 51 1780 952 188 98 71 12 107 43.8 86.5 84 84 104 310 34.5 352 803 141 163
2012-13 25 SAC 72 1726 916 181 91 61 4 141 42.9 88.1 68 50 131 379 37.2 332 774 111 126
2013-14 26 BKN 26 620 320 74 30 27 3 52 41.4 80.0 29 18 56 137 38.0 110 266 48 60
2013-14 26 SAC 46 1121 383 124 47 31 8 57 38.1 80.8 38 39 85 179 31.8 142 373 42 52
2013-14 26 BKN/SAC 72 1741 703 198 77 58 11 109 39.4 80.4 67 57 141 316 34.5 252 639 90 112
2014-15 27 BOS 20 308 163 27 15 9 5 22 44.0 77.3 11 8 19 52 42.3 62 141 17 22
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BOS 47 499 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marcus Thornton
Preseason Projections 27 BOS 64 794 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marcus Thornton

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcus Thornton NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2009-10 22 73 25.7 55.0 51.7 9.9 6.6 1.5 11.7
2010-11 23 NOP 46 16.2 49.4 46.3 9.7 8.4 1.2 6.7
2010-11 23 SAC 27 38.1 54.7 50.6 13.7 8.3 1.6 18.7
2010-11 23 NOP/SAC 73 24.3 52.5 48.8 12.1 8.3 1.5 11.1
2011-12 24 SAC 51 34.9 54.4 50.5 9.3 7.9 1.2 15.0
2012-13 25 SAC 72 24.0 55.2 52.0 9.2 6.9 1.3 10.1
2013-14 26 BKN 26 23.8 54.7 51.1 8.5 8.3 1.0 9.9
2013-14 26 SAC 46 24.4 48.4 45.7 9.8 7.9 1.2 6.8
2013-14 26 BKN/SAC 72 24.2 51.1 48.0 9.3 8.1 1.1 7.9
2014-15 27 BOS 20 15.4 54.1 51.8 8.5 6.2 1.4 6.2
Rest Of Season Projections 27 BOS 47 10.6 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marcus Thornton
Preseason Projections 27 BOS 64 12.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marcus Thornton

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Marcus Thornton 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 17 ORL                                
Dec 15 at PHI                                
Dec 12 NYK 22 13 1 1 0 0 2 5 10 1 1 2 5 0 1 1
Dec 10 at CHA 19 16 2 0 0 0 0 6 13 1 2 3 8 0 2 0
Dec 8 at WAS 19 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Dec 7 WAS 17 21 2 0 0 2 1 7 12 4 4 3 4 1 1 1
Dec 5 LAL 8 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 0
Dec 3 DET 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Dec 2 at ATL 15 8 2 2 1 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 2 0 2 1
Nov 30 SAS 21 10 2 2 0 1 1 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 2 1
Nov 28 CHI 15 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 1
Nov 23 POR 15 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 21 at MEM 19 11 1 0 1 0 2 4 11 1 2 2 7 1 0 0
Nov 19 at PHI 20 13 2 3 4 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 5 1 1 0
Nov 17 PHO 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 14 CLE 18 12 2 1 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 3 1 1 3
Nov 12 OKC                                
Nov 8 at CHI 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
Nov 7 IND 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 5 TOR 15 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 0 2 0 2 0
Nov 3 at DAL 12 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Nov 1 at HOU 19 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
Oct 29 BKN 14 10 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 2

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Marcus Thornton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thornton suffered a strained calf in practice Sunday and will not play Monday against the Sixers.

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Thornton scored 16 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3P, 1-2 FT) with two rebounds in just 19 minutes off the bench Wednesday.

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Thornton (ankle) returned from a one-game absence with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 18 minutes in the loss to the Cavaliers on Friday.

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Thornton (ankle) will be active and available for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Comcast SportsNet reports.

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Thornton (ankle) went through a full practice Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

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Thornton (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Thunder, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

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Thornton (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN reports.

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Thornton has played in all five of Boston's games this season but has been limited off the bench to just 13.6 minutes on average.

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Thornton had a root canal earlier in the week, but will play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, CSN Northeast's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.

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Thornton had some dental work done and is a game-time decision for Wednesday's preseason game against the Knicks.

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Thornton has been traded from the Nets to the Celtics as part of a three-team trade, ESPN reports.

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Thornton appeared in 26 games this season for the Nets, after coming over in a trade with Sacramento.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Thornton moved almost exclusively to a reserve role for the Kings last season, starting just eight of his 72 games, resulting in a steep drop off in his minutes from 35 per game to just 24. As can be expected, Thornton's other numbers fell across the board as well, with his scoring dropping a full six points per game. With the Kings adding Ben McLemore in the draft seemingly with the desire for him to take over the starting shooting guard gig, Thornton will more than likely reprise a bench role once again. Even in a limited capacity last season, Thornton continued to showcase prowess from long range and the charity stripe, knocking down two three-pointers per game at a respectable 37 percent clip while hitting on a career-best 88 percent of his free throws. He'll need to continue to maintain his proficiency from both areas of the court with his overall numbers probably unlikely to rebound anytime soon with McLemore in the fold and the acquisition of Greivis Vasquez sending another high-scoring guard in Isaiah Thomas to the bench to compete for shots with Thornton.

2012-13

Thornton continued to thrive in Sacramento after being acquired from New Orleans the season before, proving to be one of the more productive scorers in the league at the position. He compiled 18.7 points per game, rewarding fantasy owners who believed his post-trade production during the 2010-11 campaign was for real. Thornton likely could have provided even more value had he stayed completely healthy the entire season, but thigh and calf injuries caused him to miss 15 games. Thornton missed nine games in each of his previous two seasons, but shouldn’t be viewed as especially fragile. Whether he’s used as a starter or sixth man, Thornton has no issue with attempting shots, particularly from three-point range. He knocked down 2.1 threes per game last season (albeit at an underwhelming 34.5 percent clip), tying for sixth in the league. His 1.4 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game are respectable totals for a shooting guard. The Kings gave Thornton a sizeable contract last year, but Tyreke Evans’ reluctance to play most of his minutes at small forward could force the team to move Thornton to a bench role or reduce his minutes. The uncertainty of the Kings’ rotation is Thornton’s biggest enemy.

2011-12

It was a tale of two seasons for the sharp-shooting Thornton last year. After being relegated to the bench with the Hornets, he was traded to the Kings mid-season, where he was given a starting role, and proceeded to shoot the lights out (21.3 PPG, 2.0 3PG, 45.0 FG% with Kings). Thornton is a high-volume scorer who will take upwards of 15 shots per game. He also grabs a decent amount of boards for a guard. There aren’t very many players being drafted in the middle rounds who can drop 30 points on a given night. It would be smart to draft Thornton with a big-heavy team, or if you drafted a point guard who doesn’t score much, such as Jason Kidd or Jose Calderon.

2010-11

Ladies and gentlemen, your 43rd-overall pick from the 2009 draft... To get a sense of how the Hornets originally intended to use their second-round pick, it might be instructive to look at the Hornets' first five games of the season, during which Thornton, who left LSU after his sophomore year, played exactly zero minutes. However, due to an injury to Chris Paul, the dismissal of coach Byron Scott and the incompetence of Morris Peterson, Thornton was able not only to register meaningful minutes, but to become a serviceable fantasy option in the meantime. For some perspective on how important Thornton ultimately became to the team, consider his minutes per game by month, from November through April: 19:30, 16:30, 24:36, 29:06, 32:17, 37:00. Over the last two months of the season, Thornton averaged 20.3 points and 2.0 threes per game. He does little to distinguish himself in other areas � including free throw shooting, where he averaged few attempts (3.4 per 36 minutes) and posted only a decent 81.4 percent conversion rate. As for his role this year, the most likely configuration will see Thornton take over shooting guard duties while the newly acquired Trevor Ariza mans the small forward spot. With Chris Paul around, Thornton is less likely to score in volume, but will most likely do so (i.e. score) with greater efficiency.