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4 Marcus Thornton SG
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 6/5/1987 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Team: Boston Celtics | College: Louisiana State | NBA Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 173.62
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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. 


Stevens: Celtics SG Marcus Thornton could play Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) Celtics coach Brad Stevens indicated Wednesday that shooting guard Marcus Thornton could be "very reasonably available" Friday, Celtics.com reports.

Thornton is sidelined Wednesday with an ankle sprain, but the injury may not keep him out any longer. He has averaged 6.5 points and 13.8 minutes per game while shooting 44.4 percent from the field.


Celtics declare G Marcus Thornton out Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/12/2014) The Celtics announced guard Marcus Thornton will not play Wednesday against Oklahoma City.

Thornton sprained his ankle during practice Tuesday.


Report: Celtics guard Marcus Thornton sprains ankle in practice


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Celtics could be without guard Marcus Thornton for Wednesday’s game at Boston after the guard sprained his ankle during practice Tuesday, reports the Boston Globe.

Thonton’s status for Wednesday’s game has yet to be determined.


Marcus Thornton's role with Celtics is to 'score in bunches'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Celtics coach Brad Stevens is encouraging shooting guard Marcus Thornton to be aggressive on the offensive end of the court in 2014-15, according to the team's official website. 

"He’s got the green light," Stevens said, "because he can get hot."

Celtics fans already got a taste of Thornton's explosiveness on offense, as he scored 14 points in 14 minutes and made 4 of 8 shots from 3-point range in the team's preseason opener.

"You play a role, and his role is to score in bunches," Stevens said. "I think that’s a great role to have, because everybody likes it. That’s what he does well, and we’re going to have to continue to have him do that."


Cavaliers, Nets, Celtics work out three-team trade


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Cavaliers opened up cap space in a three-team trade Wednesday, according to ESPN.com.

According to reports, the Cavaliers have traded guards Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Nets and center Tyler Zeller to the Celtics, while the Nets sent Marcus Thornton to Boston. It is not clear what, if anything, the Cavaliers will receive in return.


Marcus Thornton struggles in return to action


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton was back on the floor Wednesday against the Knicks, playing 21 minutes in his return from a back injury.

Thornton returned off the bench after missing one game due to the injury, and he wasn't particularly sharp. He scored eight points on 3 of  8 shooting and added three rebounds in a 110-81 loss.

Thornton is averaging 11.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game since joining the Nets in a midseason trade.  


Marcus Thornton available Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton is available to play Wednesday's against the Knicks, after missing the team's previous game with a back injury. Thornton aggravated the injury last weekend, but has recovered enough to come off the bench Wednesday.  

Marcus Thornton forced out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton will sit out Tuesday's game against the Rockets, due to a lingering back injury which he aggravated in the team's last game. He will be day to day moving forward, with the team's next game set for Wednesday against the Knicks.

Marcus Thornton felt rushed back from back injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton told the New York Daily News following Sunday's win over the Timberwolves that rushed back from a back injury.

Thornton is averaging averaging 9.5 points over his last five appearances. He could take his time before returning to game-action, but for now his status for Tuesday against Houston remains uncertain.

Marcus Thornton exits early due to back injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton's back injury flared up again on Sunday, forcing him to depart early in a 114-99 win over the Timberwolves, the New York Daily News reports.

Thornton left the game early in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Jorge Gutierrez. He finished with five points on 2 of 6 from the floor, also adding a rebound, an assist and a steal before getting hurt. He's averaging 9.5 points over his last five appearances. His status for Tuesday against Houston remains uncertain.

Marcus Thornton barely scores in double figures vs. Cavs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton came of the bench on Friday and barely scored in double figures in a 108-97 win over the Cavaliers.

Thornton scored 10 points on 3 of 10 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from the floor, and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with three rebounds, two assists and one steal while logging 22 minutes of game action. He is averaging 10.5 points and 4.3 boards over his last four games.

Marcus Thornton forced to sit out Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton was a game-time decision Wednesday against the Bobcats, but was unable to play through a bruised lower back. He suffered the injury in Monday's game, and is day to day moving forward, with the Nets' next game set for Friday against the Cavaliers. 

Marcus Thornton suffers lower back injury vs. Pelicans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton suffered a bruised lower back injury during Monday's overtime loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans, The Record reports.

Thornton exited with 5:45 remaining in the first half with the injury and did not return. He finished with three points, one rebound and one steal in 10 minutes. He'll likely be re-evaluated before Wednesday's contest against the Bobcats.

Thornton came in averaging 9.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 60 games.

Marcus Thornton goes off again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton got hot off the bench Saturday against the Wizards, and he made five 3-pointers for the second time in four games.

Thornton played just 24 minutes in the game, but that was enough time for him to score 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He made 5 of 6 from 3-point range and added three rebounds and one assist in a 101-94 loss.

Thornton has had more of a green light to fire away since joining the Nets, averaging 14.8 points per game since his trade from the Kings. He was averaging just 8.3 points prior to the trade. 


Marcus Thornton pours 27 points vs. Kings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton knocked down five 3-pointers on Sunday against the Kings.

Thornton scored 27 points and went 11 of 15 from the floor, including 5 of 8 from downtown, and 0 of 2 from the free throw line. He did all of his damage in 28 minutes off the bench, also adding three rebounds, one assist and two steals. He is averaging 15.8 points over his last five games played.

Marcus Thornton scores 25 off the bench vs. Bucks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton added a pinch of offense Saturday night, scoring 25 points on 8 of 13 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from downtown, and 5 of 6 from the free throw line in a 107-98 win over Milwaukee.

Thornton also chipped in with two rebounds while logging 24 minutes of game action. He is averaging 14.7 points and 1.3 rebounds over his last three games.


Marcus Thornton flops in debut blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton made his team debut Wednesday, after an illness kept him out following a trade from the Kings.

Thornton played 27 minutes Wednesday, and struggled in a 124-80 loss to the Trail Blazers. He scored nine points on just 4 of 11 shooting, and added only two rebounds and one assist while turning the ball over twice.

Thornton has been struggling all season, averaging just 8.2 points on 38.1 percent shooting, the worst numbers of his career. 


Marcus Thornton ready to make Nets debut Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton is set to make his debut with his new team Wednesday, Newsday reports.

Thornton sat out this weekend while dealing with a bout of food poisoning after being acquired from Sacramento last week. He has averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games this season.


Marcus Thornton's Brooklyn debut pushed back


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Marcus Thornton's debut with the Nets will have to wait another day. He was ruled out for Sunday night against Lakers because of food poisoning, the New York Post reports.

Thornton was acquired from the Kings Wednesday. He was averaging 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games this season with Sacramento.