Found February 22, 2014 on Nets Take Over:
The Brooklyn Nets failed to address their rebounding and interior defensive woes at the trade deadline, but they did fill another need: guard depth. On Wednesday, Nets general manager dumped the two players at the end of the bench for a player who figures to make an immediate impact in Marcus Thornton.Thornton, 26, adds some much-needed youth and vitality to Brooklyn's backcourt. He also ensures that Marquis Teague will likely not play much henceforth and his joining the team may also mean that Alan Anderson, who played just four minutes in Wednesday's win over the Utah Jazz, will sit more.Drafted 43rd overall in 2009, Thornton began his career in New Orleans before moving on to the Sacramento Kings, where he assumed a big role midway through the 2010-11 season by putting up 21.3 points per game in 38 minutes. The next season, he put up 18.3 points in 35 minutes. The season after that, though, Thornton was moved to a bench role and his minutes were cut by more than 10 per...
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