Marcus Thornton SG BOS 13 Days

Thornton (ankle) returned from a one-game absence with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt) in 18 minutes in the loss to the Cavaliers on Friday.

In his return to the court, Thornton played 18 minutes, which was his second most of the season. He remains a low-ceiling player unless he earns (or is given) more minutes.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 13 Days

Thornton (ankle) will be active and available for Friday's game against the Cavaliers, Comcast SportsNet reports.

Thornton has been dealing with a twisted ankle, and had to sit out Wednesday's game against the Thunder. He'll be available Friday, and it seems he'll probably get around 10 to 15 minutes of time if he's not held to limited minutes in his return.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 15 Days

Thornton (ankle) went through a full practice Thursday, Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald reports.

Thornton, who missed Wednesday's game against Oklahoma City, appears on track to return Friday when the Celtics host Cleveland. The veteran has scored in double-figures just twice in six games this season and is averaging 13.8 minutes after playing more than 24 minutes per game as a member of the Nets and Kings last season.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 16 Days

Thornton (ankle) won't play Wednesday against the Celtics, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.

Thornton was considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, but the team decided to rule him out beforehand rather than wait. This likely indicates his ankle isn't up to snuff, and that his status for Friday's game against the Heat will be in question as well.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 17 Days

Thornton (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against Oklahoma City, A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN reports.

Thornton is dealing with a twisted ankle and is essentially a game-time call in advance of Wednesday's game. The 27-year-old is averaging 6.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in only 13.8 minutes per game, so he's not much of a fantasy consideration in standard leagues.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 20 Days

Thornton has played in all five of Boston's games this season but has been limited off the bench to just 13.6 minutes on average.

Thornton has gave way to younger talent on Boston's roster this season and there's no reason to believe that will change over the course of the year. Unless injuries become a problem with the Celtics, Thornton will only be an option in deeper leagues.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

Thornton had a root canal earlier in the week, but will play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks, CSN Northeast's A. Sherrod Blakely reports.

It's impressive that he won't miss a preseason game due to the root canal, and he should be considered healthy moving forward.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 2 Months

Thornton had some dental work done and is a game-time decision for Wednesday's preseason game against the Knicks.

It's likely not a serious matter, and he should take the court sooner than later. It will be interesting to see how coach Brad Stevens values Thornton's experience as a volume scorer on losing teams in the league versus the youth and more well-rounded skill sets of Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley.

Marcus Thornton SG BOS 5 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 5 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.