Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

Marcus Thornton has been told he'll get a chance to "showcase his talents" this year.

The Celtics basically just acquired him because of his expiring contract, so it's unknown what the Celtics plan to do with him. He's going to have a tough time getting minutes behind Avery Bradley or Jeff Green on the wing, so he's not a fantasy option. Plus, he'll have to worry about James Young and Marcus Smart.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

The Celtics traded for Nets guard Marcus Thornton on Wednesday, and they'll also get Cavaliers C Tyler Zeller and a first-round pick in the bargain.

Thornton is owed $8.6 million in the final season of his contract, a steep price-tag relative to his production, but Boston GM Danny Ainge did well to pile up another young big man and a future first-round pick. Avery Bradley is the unquestioned starting SG for the Celtics but they do need a reliable backup, so Thornton should reprise his role as a gunner off the bench.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

The Suns, Mavericks and Timberwolves are interested in Marcus Thornton.

This is related to the Jarrett Jack trade rumor from last month. The Cavaliers are looking for a third team to take on Thornton's contract, so it'll likely be a three-way deal involving those teams. Since the Cavs seem to have everything lined up, it's just a matter of which team will miss out on free agents.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

The Cavs and Nets are discussing a deal involving Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton.

Coach David Blatt isn't really wasting time here and he looks like he'll want to add a shooter off the bench. Chances are Thornton would come off the bench, but he could also start with the Cavs not very deep on the wing.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 4 Months

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 BOS 5 Months

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 BOS 5 Months

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 BOS 5 Months

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 BOS 5 Months

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 BOS 5 Months

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.