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Thornton should be available for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Tim Kempton of suns.com reports.Thornton doesn't figure to see a major uptick in minutes due to the recent trade, but it's still worth keeping an eye on his role with the Suns.

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Thornton will not be available any earlier than Saturday's game against Chicago, Paul Coro of azcentral.com reports.Thornton was traded from the Celtics to the Suns on Thursday, and he'll take his physical Friday afternoon. It's not entirely clear how the trade will affect Thornton's role, but there probably won't be a huge difference.

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Thornton was traded from the Celtics to the Suns on Thursday, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.The Suns overhauled their backcourt, sending Goran Dragic to Miami and Isaiah Thomas to Boston. Thornton will step in as the projected third shooting guard behind Brandon Knight - acquired from the Bucks - and Gerald Green. He averaged 8.9 points per game in just over 16 minutes as a member of the Celtics and projects to put up similar numbers with his new team.

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Thornton scored 14 points (4-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds and a block in 25 minutes off the bench Wednesday.That's four straight games with at least 14 points and three three-pointers for Thornton heading into the All-Star break, who's averaging 13.1 points, 3.5 boards, 2.6 threes and 1.1 steals over his last eight games. If you need help in threes and steals, Thornton could be worth snapping up if he doesn't cool off during the All-Star break.

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Thornton put up 17 points (6-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and one steal in 23 minutes.

He has averaged 16.0 points in 19 minutes a game over his last two. Prior to that he failed to score in double-digits in four straight. Coach Brad Stevens has only played Thornton more than 23 minutes one time this season. If he could garner more consistent minutes, Thornton could be a viable option but that remains to be seen.

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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.