Marcus Thornton SG PHO 2 weeks ago

Thornton spent most of 2014-15 with the Boston Celtics, but was traded to the Phoenix Suns in February. In nine regular season games for the Suns he averaged 3.6 points, 0.2 three-pointers, 0.2 assists, 1.4 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in nine minutes per game. The shooting guard is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

After being traded from the Celtics, Thornton had a minimal role with the Suns, coming off the bench behind Brandon Knight and Gerald Green. The 28-year-old seemingly can't find an extended role for a team, playing on five different teams over the last six years, and is entering free agency this summer as well. Thornton has little fantasy utility unless he earns a larger role and more minutes for a team.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (ankle) will not play Tuesday against the Clippers, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Thornton will end the season having missed each of the final four games. He struggled to fit in in Phoenix after coming over from Boston, as he averaged only 3.6 points in an average of 9.0 minutes across nine appearances. Thornton is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton is dealing with an ankle injury and won't play in Sunday's game against the Spurs, The Arizona Republic reports.

This is the first news of an ankle injury for Thornton and he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's regular season finale against the Clippers.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) returned to action Tuesday against the Hawks after sitting out the last 10 games. He played just six minutes off the bench and put up five points and two rebounds.

Thornton was probably only given run because the Suns got smacked around by the Hawks on Tuesday. The Kings signed Thornton to a foolhardy contract several years ago that is finally expiring this season. While Thornton has the talent to contribute, he's been tossed around the league the last couple seasons, used more as a means to make contracts matchup for other players to be traded than as an actual rotation piece teams are interested in. It'll be intriguing to see where Thornton signs this season when a team doesn't have to look at him as a burden to their books due to his exorbitant contract.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) continues to sit and should be considered doubtful to play Monday against the Blazers.

Thornton has missed eight games with his most recent ailment, and there's still no solid timetable on when he'll return. He's still technically a game-time decision moving forward, but his fantasy appeal is limited nonetheless -- he's averaging just 8.0 points and 1.1 three-pointers made per game this season.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) is unlikely to play Wednesday against the Kings, Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

Thornton, who did not practice Tuesday, is on track to miss his fourth straight game with a sprained toe on his right foot. He's without a firm return timetable, though he hasn't played a major role (9.3 minutes per game) since being traded to Phoenix.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) didn't practice Wednesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

Brandon Knight (ankle), who participated in Tuesday's practice, is also considered questionable. Thornton thus seems less likely than his teammate to play, but the possibility apparently cannot be ruled out. Thornton has averaged just 9.3 minutes through his first eight games with the Suns.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) will not play in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.

Thornton will miss a fourth consecutive game, with his next chance to play coming Wednesday against the Kings.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, The Arizona Republic reports.

Thornton has missed the last three games and his status for Sunday won't be unveiled until closer to tipoff. With Brandon Knight (ankle) also listed as questionable, Archie Goodwin and Gerald Green may continue seeing extra minutes on the court if both Thornton and Knight are unavailable.

Marcus Thornton SG PHO 3 months ago

Thornton (toe) won't play Saturday in Houston, the Arizona Republic reports.

A late scratch Thursday due to a right toe strain, Thornton will miss his second game in a row as a result of the ailment. With Brandon Knight (ankle) also out, T.J. Warren and Gerald Green should receive a nice boost in their regular allotments of playing time.