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MARCUS THORNTON RUMORS

Celtics’ trade deadline dealings proof days of tanking are over

The events of Thursday were going to define the rest of the season for the Boston Celtics. Were Danny Ainge & Co. going to enter full fire sale mode, trading off veterans for draft picks and doing anything possible to assure a lottery pick? Or were they going to go for it, bringing in established players who could help the team not only down the road, but over the next few...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas traded to Celtics for Marcus Thornton and draft pick

Isaiah Thomas’ run in Phoenix will be a short one. Thomas, who was signed to a four-year, $28 million contract over the offseason, has been traded by the Suns to the Boston Celtics, according to reports. The Suns will get Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick from Boston in return. The 2016 pick is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

With trade deadline looming, Marcus Thornton says he wants to stay in Boston

From Jay King of Mass Live: While Marcus Thornton said "it's been great" to finally go through a stretch without trades, allowing the Celtics to jell, he cautioned, "It's still not over with yet. (The trade deadline of) Feb. 19 is a long time from now, so we'll see how that goes too."Thornton rattled off the deadline date off the top of his head, but vowed he's not thinking about...
Via Celtics Life
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Thornton Sparks Celtics To 104-100 Win Over Slumping Nuggets

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Need a win? Play the Denver Nuggets. That’s been the recipe for NBA success of late, and it was again Wednesday night. This particular victory did not come easy, though, as the Celtics outlasted the Nuggets at TD Garden by a final score of 104-100. It was Boston’s second consecutive win and their second over Denver in...
Via NESN.com
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Teams interested in Marcus Thornton, not interested in his salary

The Celtics are getting a lot of interest in guard Marcus Thornton, but teams are concerned about his $8.6 million salary, a source said. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 14, 2015 We knew Thornton’s bloated salary was going to be a problem. Just be happy that he’s playing well enough for teams to have interest. I’ll be honest, he’s a much better player than...
Via Red's Army
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Marcus Thornton Just Got Somewhat Easier For Celtics

Trading Marcus Thornton, with his $8.6 million contract promised for the coming season, will not be easy for the Boston Celtics. But it got a little less difficult Wednesday. Thornton is now eligible to be included in aggregated trades, with the arrival of the two-month anniversary of the Celtics officially acquiring him in a three-team trade. A player who was acquired using a...
Via NESN.com
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump..Where Thornton Could Give C’s Offense A Jolt

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  For his career, Thornton has averaged 13.4 points and 26.1 minutes per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 36.1 percent beyond the arc. Acquired by the Nets at last year’s trade deadline to provide...
Via Red's Army
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Thrash Kings 104-89; Marcus Thornton scores 27

The Nets returned home after a quick pit stop in Boston, where they lost to Celtics, to face the Sacramento Kings. For the fifth straight game, Brooklyn was without starting center Kevin Garnett, due to back spasms. This game also marked a reunion of sorts, as former Net Reggie Evans returned to his old stomping grounds of a year and a half. Marcus Thornton, who was acquired by...
Via Nets Take Over
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does Marcus Thornton Bring to the Table?

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...
Via Nets Take Over
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New Brooklyn Net Marcus Thornton excited for a new start

This current season has not been kind for ex-Kings' Marcus Thornton. He's averaging career-lows across the board. In points (8.3), assists (1.0), steals (0.7) and field goal percentage (38.1%).But despite his recent shortcomings, Thornton is excited for a fresh start with the Brooklyn Nets, as reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post.“Yeah, I am,” Thornton said after being...
Via Nets Take Over
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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