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23 Marcus Thornton SG
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 6/5/1987 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Team: Phoenix Suns | College: Louisiana State | NBA Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 2/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Suns rule Wright, Thornton out of Tuesday's game; Bullock questionable


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) The Suns ruled forward Brandan Wright (foot) and guard Marcus Thornton (ankle) out of Tuesday's game against the Clippers, reports The Arizona Republic.

Meanwhile, guard Reggie Bullock is considered questionable with a concussion.

The Suns are 10-point underdogs.


Reggie Bullock, Marcus Thornton out Sunday for Suns, Gerald Green in


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) The Suns have announced that guards Reggie Bullock (concussion) and Marcus Thornton (ankle) are out for Sunday in San Antonio while guard Gerald Green (back) is a go, reports the Arizona Republic.

Bullock suffered his concussion in Friday's loss to the Pelicans and Thornton has been out since April 8.

Green had left Friday's game with back spasms.

Suns guard Marcus Thornton (toe) is inactive Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Suns guard Marcus Thornton will not be available to play in Sunday's game after being placed on the inactive list, according to The Arizona Republic.

Thornton has not played since March 13 because of a toe injury. In 47 games, Thornton is averaging 8.0 points and 1.8 rebounds.

The Suns are 2-point favorites.


Suns' Brandon Knight hopes to play Wednesday; Thornton doubtful


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Suns guard Brandon Knight (ankle) is hoping to play in Wednesday's game against the Kings, reports The Arizona Republic.

An ankle injury has caused Knight to miss the last six games and he could initially come off the bench. Meanwhile, guard Marcus Thornton is dealing with a toe sprain and he is unlikely to play Wednesday.

The Suns are 8-point favorites.


Suns list Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton as questionable Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Suns guard Brandon Knight (ankle) was able to practice Tuesday and is considered questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Kings, reports 98.7 FM in Arizona.

Knight has missed the last six games with an ankle injury. With the team 5-1 over that time, Knight said he would be content coming off the bench to help the team.

Meanwhile, guard Marcus Thornton was not able to practice Tuesday because of a toe injury, which has caused him to miss the last four games. He also listed as questionable Wednesday.


Suns rule Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton out of Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Suns guard Brandon Knight (ankle) was able to do some work on the court Sunday, but he has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Mavericks, according to The Arizona Republic.

Knight has missed the last five games with an ankle injury. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against the Kings. Meanwhile, guard Marcus Thornton has also been ruled out with a toe injury. It will be the fourth straight game he has missed.

The Suns are 5-point underdogs.


Suns list Brandon Knight, Marcus Thornton as questionable Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Suns guards Brandon Knight (ankle) and Marcus Thornton (toe) are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, according to AZCentral.com.

Knight, who is averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 assists per game, has missed the last five games with the injury. Thornton is averaging 8.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game and has missed the last three games with the injury. The Suns are currently 4 1/2-point underdogs.


Suns guards Marcus Thornton, Brandon Knight out for Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Suns guards Marcus Thornton (toe) and Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play in Saturday's game against the Rockets, according to AZCentral.com.

Both were considered doubtful for the contest. Knight, who is averaging 17.2 points and 5.3 assists per game, has missed the last four games with the injury. Thornton has missed the last two games with the injury and is averaging 8.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

The Suns are currently 8-point underdogs.


Suns' Brandon Knight, Alex Len, Marcus Thornton doubtful Saturday


(3/21/2015) Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said guards Brandon Knight (ankle) and Marcus Thornton (toe) and center Alex Len (ankle) are all doubtful for Saturday's game in Houston, per AZCentral.com.

Knight has missed four games in a row due to his injury while Len has sat out two straight. 

Thornton has been used sparingly since recently joining the team via a trade.

The Suns are 8-point underdogs in Houston.


Suns SG Marcus Thornton (toe) out Thursday with toe strain


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Suns shooting guard Marcus Thornton will not play Thursday agains the Pelicans due to a right toe strain, the Arizona Republic reports.

Thornton has been used sparingly since coming to the team in the trade that shipped Isaiah Thomas to Boston. He has averaged 3.4 points and 9.3 minutes in eight appearances.


Suns ship Isaiah Thomas to Celtics for Thornton, first-rounder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Minutes after shipping embattled guard Goran Dragic to Miami before Thursday's deadline, the Suns traded Isaiah Thomas to the Celtics for guard Marcus Thornton and a 2016 first-round pick acquired from the Cleveland, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The Celtics announced the deal Thursday night.

Thomas, 26, averaged career-highs of 20.3 points and 6.3 assists last season for the Kings before he finalized a sign-and-trade to the Suns in the offseason. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound point guard is in the first year of a four-year contract that pays him $27.5 million over the duration of the deal. He averaged 15.2 points and 3.7 assists in 46 games in his first season in Phoenix. He shot 42.6 percent from the field, and 39.1 percent from downtown before the trade.

"Isaiah is a dynamic offensive player whose scoring and playmaking abilities add to an already well-rounded backcourt with Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley," Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said. "We are excited to welcome Isaiah to the Celtics family."

Thornton averaged 8.9 points through 39 games with the Celtics.


Celtics SG Marcus Thornton scores 17 points vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Celtics shooing guard Marcus Thornton shared the team scoring lead Wednesday, tallying 17 points on 5 of 9 shooting, including 4 of 5 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 104-100 win over the Nuggets.

Thornton was able to do his damage in just 20 minutes of play, but Wednesday's win was just the second time in his last nine games he's seen 20 minutes of action, making his scoring largely inconsistent on a game-by-game basis. He also chipped in five rebounds and two steals in the win. The Celtics will square off with the 76ers Friday.


Report: Teams interested in Celtics' Thornton, but not his salary


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) With the Celtics active in the trade market, guard Marcus Thornton is garnering a lot of interest from teams, sources told Yahoo Sports. However, with Thornton under contract for $8.6 million, teams are uneasy of acquiring the financial obligation.

In 24 games, Thornton is averaging 7.6 points and 1.4 rebounds.


Celtics guard Marcus Thornton to return on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Celtics guard Marcus Thornton will return to action on Wednesday.

Thornton has been sidelined since December 12 due to a calf injury. He was initially considered a game-time decision for Wednesday's game, but will attempt to fight through the issue. Thornton was averaging 8.2 points per game before he got hurt. 


Celtics list Thornton, Nelson as game-time decisions Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Celtics coach Brad Stevens said guards Marcus Thornton and Jameer Nelson will be game-time decisions for Wednesday’s game against the Nets.

Thornton has not played since Dec. 12 after suffering a calf injury, while Nelson has missed the last two games while dealing with an ankle injury.

The Celtics are 5-point underdogs to the Nets.


Celtics rule out Jameer Nelson, Marcus Thornton vs. Hornets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2015) The Celtics will be without the services of point guards Jameer Nelson and Marcus Thornton for Monday's game against the Hornets, according to the team's play-by-play announcer. Nelson will now have missed back-to-back games due to a right ankle sprain. Thornton could be a candidate to return Wednesday at Brooklyn.

Evan Turner and Phil Pressey are expected to see an increase in minutes on Monday. The Celtics are 3-point home favorites against Charlotte.


Celtics guard Marcus Thornton unlikely to return this weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Celtics guard Marcus Thornton did not practice Thursday due to a lingering left calf injury and is unlikely to return this weekend, coach Brad Stevens told reporters. The Celtics play Friday vs. Dallas and Saturday at Chicago.

Thornton has already missed the last eight games. He last played Dec. 12.


Sullinger in, Thornton out for Celtics against Kings


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/31/2014) The Celtics have announced both good and bad news in regard to player availability for the Wednesday game against Sacramento. Forward Jared Sullinger (ankle) has been cleared, but guard Marcus Thornton (calf) is sidelined.

Celtics' Thornton practices Monday, but Wednesday status still TBD


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Celtics guard Marcus Thornton, who has been out since mid-December with a calf injury, practiced Monday but was not a full participant. His status for Wednesday's game against the Kings is to be determined.

Thornton has missed the last seven games. He is averaging 8.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.


Celtics' Brad Stevens says Marcus Thornton has tear in left calf


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) The Celtics are preparing to be without Marcus Thornton for a couple of weeks after further evaluation revealed a small tear in his left calf Monday, coach Brad Stevens said. 

Thornton left practice Sunday when he was seen in a lot of pain leaving the court. Thornton is averaging 8.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. 


Celtics' Marcus Thornton getting calf re-evaluated Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Celtics guard Marcus Thornton will have his calf re-evaluated Monday to see if further tests are needed, according to the Boston Herald. Thornton left Sunday's practice after straining his calf and has already been declared out for Monday. 

Thornton is averaging 8.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. 


Celtics SG Marcus Thornton strains calf, out Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Celtics shooting guard Marcus Thornton suffered a strained left calf during Sunday's practice and will not play Monday, the team announced. He's averaged 8.2 points in 20 games.

Celtics SG Marcus Thornton scores season-high 21 Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Celtics shooting guard Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 21 points on 7 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 4 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 101-93 win over the Wizards Sunday.

Thornton didn't see a particularly large amount of playing time Sunday compared to his typical amount of minutes this season, but he did see 17 minutes of action after playing less than 10 minutes in each of the team's previous two games. He also kicked in two rebounds and two blocks in the win, the team's third straight. They'll look to keep rolling in a rematch with the Wizards Monday.


Celtics G Marcus Thornton scores season-high 12 Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Celtics guard Marcus Thornton scored a season-high 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 of 3 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 122-121 loss to the Cavaliers Friday.

Thornton missed Wednesday's game with an ankle sprain but was able to play 18 minutes off the bench Friday. He also chipped in two rebounds and one assist in the loss. The Celtics are set to square off with Suns Monday.


Celtics will have Marcus Thornton Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) The Celtics will have Marcus Thornton available Friday, according to CSN.

Thornton missed Wednesday's game due to an ankle sprain. He turned his ankle during practice Tuesday, but will be able to return after just a few days.