Marcus Thornton SG BKN 1 Day
Marcus Thornton had a rough night against the Celtics on Friday, making 1-of-9 from the field for four points with four boards, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes.
The 29 minutes are the most he's played with the Nets, but this was his worst game with them based on shooting percentage. Thornton has been up and down throughout his career and he's going to have plenty more duds like this one the rest of the way. His upside is nothing more than in a timeshare with Shaun Livingston, so he's not quite worth owning in standard leagues unless you really need triples.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 3 Days
Marcus Thornton got hot off the bench on Wednesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes.
Thornton's game log is an interesting read, as he's scored 20, 3, 25, 10 and 9 points in his five games with the Nets. The fact he's gone for 20 and 25 in two of his last three is encouraging and it wouldn't be surprising to see him replace Shaun Livingston in the starting lineup at any time. He's too risky to be used in weekly leagues right now, but if you play him on the right night, he can help. And he's just getting comfortable in Brooklyn, making him worth a stash if you have room.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 5 Days
Marcus Thornton made just one of his seven shots in 20 minutes against the Bulls on Monday for three points and one steal.
The Nets seem comfortable in using Shaun Livingston in the starting lineup, so Thornton will have more than his fair share of duds like this one. He's seen a lot of action in garbage time, so his 22.0 minutes per game in his last four might be a little high.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 7 Days
Marcus Thornton came off the bench to hit 8-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers for 25 points in 24 minutes on Saturday.
He didn't do much else and in case you're wondering, no, this wasn't a season high for him. He scored 42 points for the Kings on Jan. 24, but this was just his fourth 20-point game of the season, but the fact he's done it in one of his two games played for the Nets in encouraging. He's still not a must-own player, but if he continues to hit shots and get heavy minutes, he's worth stashing if you have room.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 10 Days
Marcus Thornton finally made his Nets debut after a case of food poisoning and played 27 minutes off the bench, finishing with nine points, two rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer on 4-of-11 shooting.
That line looks suspiciously similar to the ones he was posting in Sacramento, but we're willing to give him a pass since it was his debut. The Nets were blown out 124-80, so there's not much to learn from this one, but the bottom line is that Thornton led the team in minutes, while starting SG Shaun Livingston played just 14 minutes in his return from a tailbone injury. We're not about to call Thornton a must-own player, but it is quite possible that he steals a lot of Livingston's minutes, and could eventually steal his job. Just keep an eye on Thornton.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 11 Days
Marcus Thornton (food poisoning) is ready to make his Nets debut vs. the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
Thornton will be lucky to match the 24 minutes he was averaging with the Kings, and even then he was averaging just 8.3 points on 38.1 percent shooting, with 1.0 assists and 0.7 steals per game. He's only worth a look if you're desperate for 3-point shooting.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 12 Days
Marcus Thornton (food poisoning) expects to play against the Blazers on Wednesday.
Thornton said he feels much better after missing the Nets' last two games due to food poisoning he thinks he picked up from some lobster mac and cheese. It's unclear exactly how he'll fit into the Nets' rotation, so fantasy owners in standard leagues will want to wait and see how he's used Wednesday night before scooping up Thornton just yet. Watch out for that lobster mac and cheese.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 14 Days
Marcus Thornton (illness) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.
He's missed his last two games with the Nets due to some food poisoning. Thornton's role is not clear just yet and he's not quite worth grabbing in standards until things clear up. He has upside, so he's worth monitoring. Alan Anderson and Mirza Teletovic might get some extra playing time tonight.
Marcus Thornton SG BKN 14 Days
Marcus Thornton (illness) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.
His Nets debut will have to wait due to his food poisoning issue. Thornton will likely come off the bench when he's ready and will be too inconsistent to use in most formats until proven otherwise.