Top Marcus Thornton News

  • Marcus Thornton: Misses Thursday's game

    Thornton missed Thursday's game against Grand Rapids with an unspecified illness/injury.

    Thornton has featured in four second-half games for the Cruise, averaging 13.0 points in 17.6 minutes per game. There is no timetable for his return.

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  • Marcus Thornton: Drops 22 in bench role

    Thornton produced 22 points (7-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and one steal in Monday's 107-98 win over Westchester.

    Thornton impressed in his Cruise debut, leading the team in scoring off the bench while shooting an efficient 63.6 percent from the field. With with more performances like this one, the guard should continue seeing minutes.

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  • Marcus Thornton: Lights it up for Grand Rapids

    Thornton supplied 42 points (15-25 FG, 5-12 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes Sunday in Grand Rapids' 102-97 win over Maine.

    The scoring haul was a new G League career high for Thornton, who boosted his season-long average to 23.1 points per game. The veteran shooting guard hasn't appeared in any NBA game since the 2016-17 season, but his recent string of performances in the G League could earn him a promotion at some point in the next month and a half.

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  • Marcus Thornton: Sets franchise record for made threes

    Thorton finished Wednesday's 142-112 drubbing of the BayHawks with 40 points (14-22 FG, 11-17 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, five steals, four rebounds, and a blocked shot.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, Wednesday's 40-point outing was a season-high mark for any Drive player to date. Of course, that was due in large part to the the 33 points scored from three, which broke a franchise record set by Jordan Crawford in 2016. Thornton has proven to be a streaky shooter in the past, but remains on pace to exceed his career scoring averages in the G League.

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  • Marcus Thornton: Scores 37 points

    Thorton posted 37 points (15-25 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 2-6 FT), three rebounds, three steals and two assists in the loss Monday to the Go-Go.

    Thorton continues to lead the way for a Drive squad still missing a handful of regulars in the backcourt. The veteran guard has scored 30-plus points twice in the past two weeks and figures to be a relevant fantasy option so long as Zach Lofton continues to miss time.

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  • Marcus Thornton: Registers season-high in points

    Thornton scored 33 points (13-22 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-6 FT) to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the win Thursday over Northern Arizona.

    The 33 points is quite obviously a season-high, as the veteran guard has played in just nine games with Grand Rapids this season. Consistently around the 18-20 point range when he takes the court, Thornton is expected to remain in contention for a starting role even when the likes of Keenan Evans (knee) and Zach Lofton (hamstring) return to the court.

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  • Cavaliers' Marcus Thornton: Signing 10-day contract with Cavaliers

    Thornton is signing a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Thornton hasn't played an NBA game since the 2016-2017 season, when he played 33 games for the Washington Wizards. He's spent the entirety of his season with the G-League's Grand Rapids Drive, where he's averaged 18.9 points over 24.6 minutes.Thornton likely won't see much time with the Cavaliers, as they run fairly deep on the wing.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Age: 35
School: Kilgore Coll. TX (J.C.); Louis
Experience: 7