Marcus Thornton SG BKN 2 Days

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett are out for the Nets on Wednesday, while they'll use a makeshift starting lineup of Marquis Teague, Jorge Gutierrez, Marcus Thornton, Jason Collins and Andray Blatche.

Mysteriously absent from that list is Mason Plumlee, who has been playing well, although he could still come off the bench. Deron Williams is also out, while Alan Anderson could play a few minutes. And if you're still trying to figure out who Gutierrez is, you're not alone.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 3 Days

Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 24 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.

Whether the Nets play the regulars or not on Wednesday, Thornton should get a lot of minutes and should have another nice game.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 7 Days

Marcus Thornton scored 14 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 6-of-17 shots (including two threes) with two rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes.

Thornton could be lined up to carry some offensive load for the Nets, who have the five-seed locked up and already said that they'll be resting guys. He might shoot you out of a field goal percentage battle, but he has very good upside right now and is worth an add in most leagues.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 10 Days

Marcus Thornton came off the bench for 16 points, four 3-pointers, six rebounds, four steals and a block on 6-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's win over Miami.

He's up to his old tricks, alternating good games with bad ones, and if we could look into a crystal ball and figure out on which night to play him, we would probably be in another business. Start Thornton at your own risk, but it's possible he could be set for a big finish with so many injuries around the league. Joe Johnson also had a nice game, hitting 9-of-17 shots and a 3-pointer for 19 points in the win.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 16 Days

Marcus Thornton returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday with eight points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes.

He was right back around his 21.5-minutes-per-game average with the Nets, which hasn't led to much output on the stat sheet. Thornton is going to have a tough time getting big minutes with how well Shaun Livingston has played this season and is not an option in most formats.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 16 Days

Marcus Thornton (back) will play against the Knicks on Wednesday night.

He missed Tuesday's game after suffering a back injury on Sunday. Thornton has been very inconsistent in his time with the Nets, so he's not a fantasy option. If you were planning on using Alan Anderson in a deep league, you might want to reconsider.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 17 Days

Marcus Thornton (back) will not play vs. the Rockets on Tuesday.

His absence may cause Jason Kidd to play Shaun Livingston more often than usual, with Alan Anderson also taking on a bigger role as a perimeter gunner off the bench.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 18 Days

Marcus Thorton (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Houston.

Thornton was not present at the portion of practice that was available to media members Tuesday morning, so the prevailing thought is that he won't be available for Tuesday's game against the Rockets. We'll update his status as more news becomes available, but Shaun Livingston should make for a strong play if Thornton doesn't suit up Tuesday night while Alan Anderson and Jorge Gutierrez would see some extra run as well.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 19 Days

Marcus Thornton (back) said he rushed back and aggravated his injury, and there is no clear date for his return.

Thornton will take his time recovering, to eliminate the injury as the Nets gear up the postseason, and this officially ends whatever fantasy value he may have had. His absence solidifies Shaun Livingston's playing time, while giving Alan Anderson and Jorge Gutierrez a few extra minutes off the bench.

Marcus Thornton SG BKN 19 Days

Marcus Thornton returned to action on Sunday March 30.