Thornton will be waived by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Thornton, along with Andrew Nicholson and a first-round pick were shipped to Brooklyn earlier Wednesday in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough. However, the Nets are happy with where their shooting guard situation is at and will look elsewhere to fill the final spot on the roster. That sends Thornton back to the free agent pool, where he'll look to latch on with a contender or a provide a younger, more inexperienced roster with some veteran help from the eighth-year pro.
Thornton, Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick will be sent from the Wizards to the Nets on Wednesday in exchange for Bojan Bogdanoic and Chris McCullough, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Thornton opened the season in a rotational role for the Wizards, but fell out of favor in January and February and hadn't seen the court in the team's last 21 games. That prompted the Wizards to add him as a sweetener to Wednesday's trade, although the first-round pick is what Brooklyn really coveted in the exchange. There's no guarantees that Thornton is thrust into a bigger role right out of the gates with Brooklyn, but Nets aren't particularly strong at shooting guard with guys like Randy Foye and Sean Kilpatrick holding down the top two spots, so Thornton should at least have the opportunity to compete for minutes.
Thornton (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 116-108 win over the Lakers on Thursday.
Thornton hasn't appeared in any of the Wizards' last 15 games, as he's fallen behind rookies Tomas Satoransky and Sheldon McClellan in the pecking order at shooting guard off the bench. Since Thornton will be a free agent this summer and doesn't appear to have much of a future with the Wizards, don't be surprised if the team looks to trade him away prior to the deadline.
Thornton (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Tuesday's 101-99 win over the Bulls.
Thornton hasn't played in any of the past three games, as it seems he's fallen behind John Wall, Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre, Trey Burke and even undrafted rookie Sheldon McClellan in the backcourt pecking order. The veteran can often fill it up in the scoring column when given minutes, but since that isn't happening at the moment, he can largely be ignored in the fantasy realm.
After playing 20 minutes or more in six of seven showings between Nov. 9 and Nov. 21, Thornton has combined to see 40 minutes over his last three appearances, and he was a healthy scratch during Monday's win over the Kings. Even though Thornton's role hasn't been all that demanding, this was the fifth occasion that he has reached double figures in scoring this season, and Markieff Morris twisted his ankle during Wednesday's loss. It's unclear if Morris will be forced to miss any time, but if he does then Thornton could very well be asked to fill the stretch forward position for 20-plus minutes on Friday versus the Spurs.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 19 || 20 || 21 || 22 || 23 || 24 |
| 26 |
| 27 || 28 |
| 1 |
| 2 || 3 |
|Career Shooting Stats|
|More Postseason Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|More College Stats|