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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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is your best 3-pt shooter on the bench when that's what you need for the last shot?

After Brandon Knight's ridiculous step-back jumper gave the Bucks a 96-93 lead last night, the Celtics had the ball with 6.7 seconds remaining in the game.  Brad Stevens called a timeout to set up a play, then here's what happened:Instant reaction to Jae Crowder's miss was as follows:Celtics lose 96-93. Three-game winning streak over. Contested 3 by Jae Crowder rims out while Marcus...
Via Celtics Life
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Teams around the league interested in Marcus Thornton?

So who's next to go in the Celtics' 2014-15 fire sale?  Brandon Bass is generally considered the most likely candidate, but how about Marcus Thornton?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, 2015Thornton is definitely a guy some contending...
Via Celtics Life
January 15, 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

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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