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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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Thornton "close" to returning, Jared Sullinger's return uncertain

Reserve guard Marcus Thornton has been nursing a torn calf muscle over the past few weeks and it seems his return is imminent. According to Jay King of, Thornton practiced yesterday but did not participate in all of the drills. The Celtics tweeted an update regarding his availability for tomorrow's contest against Sacramento: Marcus Thornton practiced on Monday but sat...
Via Celtics Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Practice Notes: Marcus Thornton Hopes For Wednesday Return

This embed is invalid" /> WALTHAM, Mass. — Marcus Thornton hasn’t yet taken the court with the three new members of the Boston Celtics, but he might get his chance Wednesday. Thornton, who has been sidelined with a slight calf tear since before the Rajon Rondo trade, practiced Monday, expected to do so again Tuesday and was optimistic about his chances of...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Thornton To Miss Couple Of Weeks With Calf Tear

The Boston Celtics’ injury last added another name this weekend: Marcus Thornton. Thornton did not travel with the team to Philadelphia after injuring his left calf during Sunday’s practice, and an MRI later revealed that the shooting guard had suffered a partially torn calf muscle. “Marcus Thornton is going to be out probably a couple of weeks,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Thornton was the counter puncher the Celtics needed

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. Of Thornton’s 21 points, eight came in the fourth quarter, helping to keep Washington from establishing the momentum needed to come all the way back from an 18-point deficit at the start of the quarter. ...
Via Red's Army
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Thornton Breaks Out Off Bench As Celtics Halt Wizards’ Comeback

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Marcus Thornton hasn’t exactly been himself this season. The 27-year-old reserve guard is counted on to score in bunches and provide a jolt of energy off the bench — and that’s about it. It’s a role both Thornton and Celtics coach Brad Stevens understand and recognize, and one Thornton often filled during his first...
December 07, 2014  |  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...
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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