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Marcus Thornton

27-Year-Old    SG    Boston Celtics

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

9.8

REB

2.8

AST

1.1

STL

0.8

BLK

0.2

2014-15 NBA Projections

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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 3-point range in...

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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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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
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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

4.  Marcus Thornton

5.  Chris Babb

6.  Chris Johnson

7.  James Young

Boston Celtics

True Shooting Percentage

51.1%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Marcus Thornton had a true shooting percentage of 51.1%.

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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
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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
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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
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Marcus Thornton 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 WAS 42 20 6 3 2 0 3 6 19 4 5 4 12 2 4 1
Apr 14 at PHI                                
Apr 12 at CLE                                
Apr 11 CHA 31 14 2 1 1 0 2 6 17 0 0 2 7 1 1 2
Apr 9 at ATL 23 13 1 0 1 0 1 3 8 6 6 1 3 1 0 3
Apr 5 at DET 30 9 4 0 1 0 0 1 10 6 8 1 5 1 3 2
Apr 4 PHI 26 15 2 3 1 2 0 6 12 0 0 3 6 0 2 1
Apr 2 at WAS 21 8 3 0 0 0 1 3 8 0 0 2 5 1 2 2
Mar 31 at CHI                                
Mar 30 CHI 15 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 1 2
Mar 28 at TOR 22 10 3 2 1 0 3 3 10 3 3 1 5 1 2 2
Mar 26 TOR                                
Mar 21 at BKN 18 9 6 3 2 0 1 3 9 2 2 1 3 0 6 1
Mar 19 MIA 21 11 3 0 0 0 0 4 7 1 2 2 4 0 3 3
Mar 17 at DAL 20 8 3 1 1 0 2 2 8 4 4 0 3 1 2 2
Mar 16 at NOP                                
Mar 14 PHO                                
Mar 12 NYK 23 5 3 0 3 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 5 0 3 1
Mar 11 at IND                                
Mar 9 DET 28 27 3 1 2 0 1 11 15 0 2 5 8 0 3 1
Mar 7 BKN 29 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 9 2 2 0 6 1 3 3
Mar 5 GSW 26 20 2 2 2 0 1 8 13 0 0 4 5 1 1 1
Mar 1 IND 24 25 2 0 0 0 1 8 13 5 6 4 7 1 1 0
Feb 26 ATL 27 9 2 1 0 0 2 4 11 0 0 1 6 1 1 1
Feb 24 at UTA                                
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Feb 22 at SAC                                
Feb 21 at LAL                                
Feb 19 at PHO                                
Feb 12 SAS 19 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
Feb 10 at MIL                                
Feb 9 DAL 23 6 1 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 2 4 0 1 2
Feb 7 SAC                                
Feb 5 at PHI 16 12 1 1 0 0 0 4 9 2 3 2 4 1 0 1
Feb 2 ORL                                
Jan 29 PHI 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jan 28 at NYK                                
Jan 26 BKN 28 19 2 1 0 0 1 8 13 3 3 0 3 0 2 4
Jan 24 OKC 42 42 5 0 1 0 2 16 27 3 4 7 15 3 2 1
Jan 22 at WAS 22 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Jan 21 at MIA 29 6 1 1 0 2 1 3 7 0 0 0 3 1 0 3
Jan 19 at ORL 20 0 2 3 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
Jan 17 LAL 25 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
Jan 15 TOR 28 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 2 2 0 3 0 3 1
Jan 13 HOU                                
Jan 11 at POR                                
Jan 10 at GSW 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 3 2 1 1
Jan 8 at LAC                                
Jan 7 at DEN 22 3 8 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 2 2 6 3
Jan 5 at OKC                                
Jan 3 NOP                                
Jan 2 at CHI 20 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 3 1 3 1
Dec 31 ATL 20 15 3 2 1 0 1 6 9 0 0 3 5 2 1 4
Dec 28 CLE                                
Dec 22 at IND                                
Dec 21 WAS 23 15 3 0 1 0 2 6 10 0 0 3 6 0 3 2
Dec 18 DET                                
Dec 16 MIN                                
Dec 13 NYK 21 3 3 2 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 1 4 1 2 2
Dec 11 LAC 34 11 4 0 1 1 0 4 11 2 2 1 3 2 2 3
Dec 10 at BKN                                
Dec 8 at NYK                                
Dec 6 DEN 16 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 1
Dec 3 MIL 20 5 5 3 1 1 1 2 8 0 0 1 5 1 4 0
Nov 30 at MIL                                
Nov 29 CLE 17 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 5
Nov 27 MEM                                
Nov 25 at CHA                                
Nov 23 at ATL                                
Nov 22 IND                                
Nov 20 at SAS                                
Nov 19 at HOU                                
Nov 16 at MIN                                
Nov 15 POR 23 5 4 2 0 0 0 1 6 2 2 1 5 1 3 0
Nov 13 CHA 34 24 4 2 1 0 0 10 19 0 1 4 9 2 2 1
Nov 11 ORL                                
Nov 9 at MIA 20 4 2 0 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
Nov 8 at ORL 40 5 6 1 2 0 1 2 11 0 0 1 6 0 6 3
Nov 6 UTA                                
Nov 4 at MEM                                
Nov 3 at DET                                
Nov 1 MIL 33 17 4 1 0 0 0 6 12 2 2 3 7 2 2 2
Oct 30 at TOR 31 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 6 2 3 0 3 0 2 3

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

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

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

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Thornton had his most productive playoff game Sunday and finished with 17 points (4-8 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.

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Thornton scored 20 points (6-19 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT) with six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the loss to the Cavaliers in the regular season finale Wednesday.

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Thornton is starting at small forward in Wednesday's finale against the Cavs, the New York Post reports.

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Thornton (back) scored eight points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt) in 21 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

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Thornton (back) will play in the Nets' game on Wednesday against the Knicks, the New York Daily News reports.

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Thornton (back) will not play Tuesday against the Rockets, Newsday eports.

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Thornton (back) is listed as questionable to play Tuesday against the Rockets, ESPN New York reports.

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Thornton's (back) status for Tuesday is uncertain, The Record reports.

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Thornton left Sunday's game against the Timberwolves and won't return, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Thornton (back) had 10 points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in 22 minutes in the win over Cleveland on Friday.

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Thornton (back) is listed as a game-time decision to play Friday, The Record reports.

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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.