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Marcus Thornton
SG - 6'4, 205lbs - 36 years old - 8 years of NBA experience
Free agent - In the G-League player pool
  • Birthdate: 06/05/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 43rd pick, 2009
  • Pre-draft team: LSU
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2009 NBA DraftNBADrafted 43rd overall by Miami.
2009 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Miami to New Orleans in exchange for a 2010 second pick (#41, Jarvis Varnado) and a 2012 second round pick (#34, Jae Crowder).
7th July, 2009NBASigned a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
23rd February, 2011NBATraded by New Orleans, along with cash, to Sacramento in exchange for Carl Landry.
9th December, 2011NBARe-signed by Sacramento to a four year, $31.15 million contract.
19th February, 2014NBATraded by Sacramento to Brooklyn in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans.
10th July, 2014NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Brooklyn to Boston, along with the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman (#57, 2012) and Edin Bavcic (#56, 2006) to Cleveland, in exchange for Sergei Karasev and Jarrett Jack from Cleveland.
19th February, 2015NBATraded by Boston, along with a 2016 first round pick (#28, Skal Labissiere), to Phoenix in exchange for Isaiah Thomas.
24th July, 2015NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
18th February 2016NBATraded by Houston, along with Donatas Motiejunas, to Detroit in exchange for Joel Anthony and a 2016 first round pick (not conveyed; see below).
22nd February, 2016NBATrade rescinded.
26th February, 2016NBAWaived by Houston.
9th March, 2016NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Washington.
22nd July, 2016NBARe-signed by Washington to a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract.
22nd February, 2017NBATraded by Washington, along with Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first round pick (#22, Jarrett Allen), to Brooklyn in exchange for Chris McCulloch and Bojan Bogdanovic.
23rd February, 2017NBAWaived by Brooklyn.
13th December, 2017G-LeagueAcquired by Grand Rapids Drive.
6th February, 2018G-LeagueLeft Grand Rapids Drive.
6th February, 2018ChinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Beijing Ducks.
11th December, 2018G-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Grand Rapids Drive.
Career Moves
2005 - 2007Kilgore (Junior College)
2007 - 2009LSU (NCAA)
July 2009 New Orleans Hornets (Summer League)
July 2009 - February 2011New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
February 2011 - February 2014Sacramento Kings (NBA)
February 2014 - July 2014Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
July 2014 - February 2015Boston Celtics (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2015Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2015 - February 2016Houston Rockets (NBA)
March 2016 - February 2017Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2017Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
December 2017 - February 2018Grand Rapids Drive (G-League)
February 2018 - June 2018Beijing Ducks (China)
December 2018 - presentGrand Rapids Drive (G-League)
Articles about Marcus Thornton

January 14, 2014

[...] Furthermore, despite the good play from the Kings' other two primary scorers, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay (whose career in Sacramento is off to a surprisingly fantastic start), neither is known for their consistent creation of open looks for others. Thomas can do it, but would rather not, preferring to be a score first player. The two guard combination of Marcus Thornton and Ben McLemore most certainly are not playmakers for others. And Thompson, as the fifth starter, is the one who loses out.

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December 11, 2013

On the most basic level, the Sacramento Kings needed more talent. They now have that. Even after years of mismanagement and the frivolous burning of assets, Sacramento now has, you would think, a core five. Isaiah Thomas, one of the draft steals of the decade and a man who thoroughly outplayed Vasquez thus far this season, is the point guard. Preconceptions that small score-first guards must come of the bench should be disposed of, because Thomas is a legitimate starter. Rookie Ben McLemore has had a slow first month, but has plenty of time on his side to be the two guard of the future while Gay slots in at small forward. Derrick Williams is thriving since his trade from Minnesota, now that he is finally functioning as a full time power forward. DeMarcus Cousins is tied into a maximum contract extension, the certified core piece going forward. Marcus Thornton, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry compliment this lineup from the bench with quality role player production, creating a front eight of players that any team could use.

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July 12, 2010

Dante Cunningham

Considering he's always been a power forward in a small forward's body, Cunningham made a pretty decent effort of pretending otherwise. Given plenty of opportunities due to injury, Cunningham shot his customary mid range two's well, rebounding well enough for a man of his size, and proved he could play defense on most small and power forwards. He also turned it over only 25 times all year, leading all rookies in turnover percentage at 6.0%. This is helped significantly by the fact that he doesn't dribble, but nevertheless, it's a hugely impressive number. (Tyler Hansbrough was next lowest at 7.1% in his part-season of work; Marcus Thornton was third at 7.3%. The worst? Jrue Holiday, 21.9%. Then James Johnson. Then Hasheem Thabeet.)

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