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Thornton had 15 points (7-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two assists and one block in 14 minutes on Wednesday.

This is likely a random occurrence and not something to expect consistently. Thornton is averaging just 7.3 points in 16.3 minutes per game in January. He's played more than 20 minutes just four times this season.

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Thornton scored 15 points to go with four assists in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

It was Thornton's highest scoring output in more than a month and his third-highest of the season. The 27-year-old has seen his statistics, and fantasy value, dwindle this season, however, as he's playing a career-low 15.2 minutes per game. Unless that number increases, Thornton is only a consideration in deeper leagues.

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Thornton (calf) returned to action Wednesday, putting up five points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes off the bench.

Thornton will likely remain a consistent part of the bench rotation, but he's averaged just 8.2 points and 1.1 three-pointers in 15 minutes per game this season. Those stats and minutes aren't good enough to use in anything but the deepest of leagues. Thornton is only 27 years old, but as a poor man's J.R. Smith, his time in the NBA might be on the clock, let alone his prospects to contribute in fantasy. Thornton sat out the last 11 games with his calf injury.

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Thornton (calf) will play Wednesday against the Nets.

Thornton, who was initially deemed a game-time call, will return to action Wednesday after missing three weeks with a calf strain. The veteran will likely be brought back to speed gradually and shouldn't be much of a fantasy contributor on his first night back.

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Thornton (calf) is a game-time call for Wednesday's game against the Nets.

Thornton is finally nearing a return after missing the last 11 contests. A final call may not come until just before tip, however, so be sure to check back prior to the 7:30 PM ET start. If Thornton does play, coach Brad Stevens indicated rookie James Young may return to inactive status.

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Thornton (calf) will not play Monday against the Hornets, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

Thornton will miss his 11th straight game while he slowly returns from a calf injury. It was a positive sign to see him back at practice last week, but he's without a timetable to return to game action.

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Thornton (calf) will not play Saturday against the Bulls, the Boston Herald reports.

Saturday's absence will make it an even 10 for Thornton as a result of the calf injury. He did resume practicing earlier in the week, but a return to action Monday is far from certain.

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Thornton (calf) did not play Friday.

Thornton has missed nine straight games with a calf injury. He's a roleplayer off the bench for the Celtics, and through 20 games this season, he's averaged just 8.2 points and 1.1 three-pointers in 15 minutes per game. The Celtics play the Bulls on the road Saturday.

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Thornton (calf) will not be available Wednesday.

All signs were pointing towards Thornton being able to play Wednesday, but now he will miss his eighth straight game. Unless news of a setback comes out, Thornton will again be expected to be able to play Friday.

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Thornton (calf) practiced Monday and is expected to practice again Tuesday, placing him on track to return Wednesday against Sacramento, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN reports.

Thornton has missed seven consecutive contests since sustaining a small tear in his calf muscle in mid-December. If he's able to go through Tuesday's session without a hitch, he has an excellent chance to play Wednesday. Thornton has been a solid bench player for the Celtics this season, but given the fact that he's playing only 15 minutes per game, his fantasy value is limited.