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Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 6/5/1987 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Team: Boston Celtics | College: Louisiana State | NBA Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 19/5
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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.

Marcus Thornton not expected Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Nets guard Marcus Thornton was all ready to make his debut Saturday against the Warriors, but an illness seems like it will keep him off the floor. According to the New York Post Thornton is doubtful to play Saturday, as a result of food poisoning.

Thornton was acquired from the Kings Wednesday, and will try to make his debut Sunday against the Lakers. 


Marcus Thornton dealing with food poisoning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Nets forward Marcus Thornton was labeled a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Warriors because of food poisoning, the New York Daily News reports.

Thornton was traded from Sacramento one day before the trade deadline. He wasn't able to practice with his new team earlier in the week because the trade was not officially approved by the league. He has averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games this season.


Marcus Thornton doesn't practice Friday, should play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Nets forward Marcus Thornton did not practice Friday as the other players involved in Wednesday's three-team trade have yet to pass physicals, the New York Daily News reports.

Despite the missed practice, Thornton is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Warriors. He has averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games this season.


Marcus Thornton could practice Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2014) Newly acquired guard Marcus Thornton was not able to practice with the Nets on Thursday, but is expected to get some work on Friday, Newsday reports. He could be available to debut on Saturday against Golden State.

Thornton was traded on Wednesday for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans. He averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games for the Kings.


Nets acquire Marcus Thornton in three-player deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The Nets acquired guard Marcus Thornton from the Kings Thursday in exchange for guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans.

Thornton averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games for the Kings. He was expendable for Sacramento due to the presence of Ben McLemore, which had reduced Thornton's role.


Nets on the verge of dealing Jason Terry, Reggie Evans for Marcus Thornton


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The Nets and Kings are reportedly closing in on a deal involving Jason Terry, Reggie Evans and Marcus Thornton, NBA Insider Ken Berger reports. 

Sacramento would receive veteran shooter Jason Terry and rebound specialist Reggie Evans, and the Nets would acquire three-point expert Marcus Thornton. The deal isn't complete, but reports indicate the two teams are close to an agreement


Kings, Nets discuss Marcus Thornton deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) The Kings and Nets are discussing a deal centered on Kings guard Marcus Thornton for Nets forward Reggie Evans and guard Jason Terry, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Thornton has averaged 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting in 46 games for the Kings, and his playing time is being curtailed by the presence of Ben McLemore.

Evans has averaged 2.7 points and 5.0 rebounds over 30 games played. Terry, whose name has come up in trade rumors involving the Cavaliers, has averaged 4.5 points on 36.2 percent shooting in 35 games played.


Marcus Thornton still stuck in a rut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2014) Kings guard Marcus Thornton appeared in his third game in a row Wednesday since missing time with a hip injury, but he continued to struggle in a 106-101 win over the Knicks.

Thornton played 19 minutes and struggled to get much of anything going. He scored just three points on 1 of 4 shooting, and added just one assist to his stat line in the overtime win.

Thornton is struggle through the least-productive season of his career, as his scoring has dropped from 12.7 to 8.4 points per game since last season, despite playing slightly more minutes per game.


Marcus Thornton still dealing with soreness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2014) Kings guard Marcus Thornton, who missed Friday's game against the Celtics, is still dealing with soreness in his hip and knee, head coach Michael Malone told the Sacramento Bee.

Thornton got hurt on Wednesday against the Raptors. He participated in non-contact drills in Saturday's practice. His status for Sunday's contest against the Wizards in Washington remains uncertain.


Rudy Gay, Marcus Thornton ruled out Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Marcus Thornton will not play in Friday's game against the Celtics, the team announcer reports.

Gay, who is dealing with an illness, has averaged 20.3 points and 6.2 rebounds over 44 games played. Thornton, who is recovering from hip and knee injuries sustained Wednesday, has averaged 8.4 points and 2.9 rebounds over 43 games played.