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Marcus Thornton

28-Year-Old    SG    Houston Rockets

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

7.9

REB

1.8

AST

0.8

STL

0.6

BLK

0.1

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AST

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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:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2015
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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Marcus Thornton Contract Information:

Signed one-year contract with Rockets in July of 2015.

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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 39 16.4 8.9 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.2 1.3 41.6 82.4 0.6 0.5 1.4 3.2 41.9 3.3 7.8 1.1 1.3
2014-15 27 PHO 9 9.0 3.6 1.4 0.2 0.7 0.0 0.2 32.5 80.0 0.6 0.4 1.0 2.1 10.5 1.4 4.4 0.4 0.6
2014-15 27 BOS/PHO 48 15.0 7.9 1.8 0.8 0.6 0.1 1.1 40.6 82.1 0.6 0.5 1.3 3.0 37.8 2.9 7.2 1.0 1.2
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 15.0 7.4 2.4 0.2 0.6 0.2 1.0 36.8 80.0 1.0 0.6 1.8 3.8 26.3 2.8 7.6 0.8 1.0
Last 10 Games 10 16.6 10.4 2.9 0.6 0.6 0.2 1.8 40.0 90.9 0.9 0.8 2.1 4.6 39.1 3.8 9.5 1.0 1.1
Last 20 Games 20 16.0 9.0 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.1 1.5 38.4 85.7 0.6 0.5 1.9 3.7 39.2 3.2 8.2 1.2 1.4

 

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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA

 

Marcus Thornton – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Shooting Guard

1.  James Harden

2.  Corey Brewer

3.  Trevor Ariza

XMarcus Thornton

XK.J. McDaniels

Houston Rockets

True Shooting Percentage

51.4%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Marcus Thornton has a true shooting percentage of 51.4%.

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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 39 36.0 19.6 4.1 1.9 1.2 0.4 2.9 41.6 82.4 1.2 1.1 3.0 7.0 41.9 7.1 17.2 2.4 2.9
2014-15 27 PHO 9 36.0 14.2 5.8 0.9 2.7 0.0 0.9 32.5 80.0 2.2 1.8 4.0 8.4 10.5 5.8 17.8 1.8 2.2
2014-15 27 BOS/PHO 48 36.0 19.0 4.3 1.8 1.3 0.3 2.7 40.6 82.1 1.3 1.1 3.1 7.1 37.8 7.0 17.2 2.3 2.8
Preseason Projections 28 BOS 64 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marcus Thornton

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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
2014-15 27 BOS 39 640 348 73 34 21 7 52 41.6 82.4 22 19 54 124 41.9 127 305 42 51
2014-15 27 PHO 9 81 32 13 2 6 0 2 32.5 80.0 5 4 9 19 10.5 13 40 4 5
2014-15 27 BOS/PHO 48 721 380 86 36 27 7 54 40.6 82.1 27 23 63 143 37.8 140 345 46 56
Preseason Projections 28 BOS 64 794 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marcus Thornton

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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
2014-15 27 BOS 39 16.4 53.1 50.2 8.9 5.7 1.5 7.0
2014-15 27 PHO 9 9.0 37.9 35.0 4.1 10.2 0.4 2.2
2014-15 27 BOS/PHO 48 15.0 51.4 48.4 8.3 6.2 1.3 6.1
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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
May 27 at GSW                                
May 25 GSW                                
May 23 GSW                                
May 21 at GSW                                
May 19 at GSW                                
May 17 LAC                                
May 14 at LAC                                
May 12 LAC                                
May 10 at LAC                                
May 8 at LAC                                
May 6 LAC                                
May 4 LAC                                
Apr 28 DAL                                
Apr 26 at DAL                                
Apr 24 at DAL                                
Apr 21 DAL                                
Apr 18 DAL                                
Apr 15 UTA                                
Apr 13 at CHA                                
Apr 12 NOP                                
Apr 10 SAS                                
Apr 8 at SAS                                
Apr 5 at OKC                                
Apr 2 at DAL                                
Apr 1 SAC                                
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Mar 30 at TOR                                
Mar 29 at WAS                                
Mar 27 MIN                                
Mar 25 at NOP                                
Mar 23 at IND                                
Mar 21 PHO                                
Mar 19 DEN                                
Mar 17 ORL                                
Mar 15 at LAC                                
Mar 12 at UTA                                
Mar 11 at POR 22 14 4 0 2 0 2 6 12 1 1 1 5 1 3 2
Mar 7 at DEN                                
Mar 6 DET 12 4 3 0 1 0 1 2 9 0 0 0 4 2 1 0
Mar 4 MEM 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Mar 3 at ATL                                
Mar 1 CLE                                
Feb 27 BKN                                
Feb 25 LAC                                
Feb 23 MIN 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 2 0 3 0 0 0
Feb 21 TOR                                
Feb 20 at DAL                                
Feb 11 at LAC 25 14 3 0 0 1 1 4 10 2 2 4 6 0 3 2
Feb 10 at PHO                                
Feb 8 POR                                
Feb 6 MIL 20 16 5 2 0 0 0 5 14 2 2 4 9 2 3 3
Feb 4 CHI 20 17 5 0 2 0 1 5 9 3 3 4 5 2 3 2
Jan 31 at DET                                
Jan 30 at BOS 23 17 7 0 1 0 1 6 13 1 1 4 6 1 6 1
Jan 28 DAL 14 15 0 2 0 1 0 7 13 0 0 1 4 0 0 2
Jan 25 at LAL 14 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Jan 23 at PHO 18 7 2 0 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 1 2 0 2 2
Jan 21 at GSW                                
Jan 19 IND 27 15 2 4 0 0 2 6 13 0 1 3 6 0 2 0
Jan 17 GSW                                
Jan 15 OKC                                
Jan 14 at ORL 22 10 3 2 1 0 0 4 9 0 0 2 5 1 2 0
Jan 12 at BKN 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 8 9 1 3 0 0 2
Jan 10 UTA 10 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jan 8 at NYK                                
Jan 7 at CLE 14 5 3 2 0 0 0 2 7 1 1 0 1 0 3 2
Jan 5 at CHI                                
Jan 3 MIA                                
Jan 2 at NOP                                
Dec 31 CHA                                
Dec 29 WAS                                
Dec 28 at SAS                                
Dec 26 at MEM                                
Dec 22 POR                                
Dec 20 ATL                                
Dec 18 NOP                                
Dec 17 at DEN                                
Dec 13 DEN                                
Dec 11 at SAC                                
Dec 10 at GSW 19 16 2 0 0 0 0 6 13 1 2 3 8 0 2 0
Dec 6 PHO                                
Dec 5 at MIN 8 5 4 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 0
Dec 3 MEM 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 29 at MIL                                
Nov 28 LAC 15 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 1
Nov 26 SAC                                
Nov 24 NYK                                
Nov 22 DAL                                
Nov 19 LAL 20 13 2 3 4 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 5 1 1 0
Nov 17 at MEM 10 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Nov 16 at OKC                                
Nov 14 PHI 18 12 2 1 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 2 3 1 1 3
Nov 12 at MIN                                
Nov 8 GSW 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
Nov 6 SAS                                
Nov 4 at MIA                                
Nov 3 at PHI 12 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 0
Nov 1 BOS 19 9 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
Oct 29 at UTA 14 10 0 0 0 1 0 4 6 1 1 1 2 0 0 2
Oct 28 at LAL                                

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

Thornton spent most of 2014-15 with the Celtics but was traded to the Suns in February. In nine regular season games for the Suns, he averaged 3.6 points, 0.2 three-pointers, 0.2 assists, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in nine minutes per game. The shooting guard is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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Thornton (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Clippers, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Thornton is dealing with an ankle injury and won't play in Sunday's game against the Spurs, The Arizona Republic reports.

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Thornton (toe) returned to action Tuesday against the Hawks after sitting out the last 10 games. He played just six minutes off the bench and put up five points and two rebounds.

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Thornton (toe) continues to sit and should be considered doubtful to play Monday against the Blazers.

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Thornton (toe) is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Kings, Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

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Thornton (toe) didn't practice Wednesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

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Thornton (toe) will not play in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Thornton (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, The Arizona Republic reports.

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Thornton (toe) won't play Saturday in Houston, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Thornton (toe) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Houston, Arizona Republic writer Paul Coro reports.

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Thornton was a late scratch from Thursday's game against the Pelicans due to a strained right toe, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.