Marcus Thornton
SG FA
9 months ago

Thornton cleared waivers Saturday and is officially a free agent, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, the veteran passed through waivers unclaimed and will now be free to sign with another club. Thornton hadn't been much of an impact player for the Wizards, posing averages of 6.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game while shooting 40.0 percent from the floor and 35.0 percent from three. As a result, he's unlikely to be at the top of most teams' wish lists, but the 29-year-old has proven to be a valuable scorer off the bench in years past.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
9 months ago

Thornton will be waived by the Nets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton, along with Andrew Nicholson and a first-round pick were shipped to Brooklyn earlier Wednesday in exchange for Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough. However, the Nets are happy with where their shooting guard situation is at and will look elsewhere to fill the final spot on the roster. That sends Thornton back to the free agent pool, where he'll look to latch on with a contender or a provide a younger, more inexperienced roster with some veteran help from the eighth-year pro.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
9 months ago

Thornton, Andrew Nicholson and a 2017 first-round pick will be sent from the Wizards to the Nets on Wednesday in exchange for Bojan Bogdanoic and Chris McCullough, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton opened the season in a rotational role for the Wizards, but fell out of favor in January and February and hadn't seen the court in the team's last 21 games. That prompted the Wizards to add him as a sweetener to Wednesday's trade, although the first-round pick is what Brooklyn really coveted in the exchange. There's no guarantees that Thornton is thrust into a bigger role right out of the gates with Brooklyn, but Nets aren't particularly strong at shooting guard with guys like Randy Foye and Sean Kilpatrick holding down the top two spots, so Thornton should at least have the opportunity to compete for minutes.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
10 months ago

Thornton (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 116-108 win over the Lakers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton hasn't appeared in any of the Wizards' last 15 games, as he's fallen behind rookies Tomas Satoransky and Sheldon McClellan in the pecking order at shooting guard off the bench. Since Thornton will be a free agent this summer and doesn't appear to have much of a future with the Wizards, don't be surprised if the team looks to trade him away prior to the deadline.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
10 months ago

Thornton (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Tuesday's 101-99 win over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton hasn't played in any of the past three games, as it seems he's fallen behind John Wall, Bradley Beal, Kelly Oubre, Trey Burke and even undrafted rookie Sheldon McClellan in the backcourt pecking order. The veteran can often fill it up in the scoring column when given minutes, but since that isn't happening at the moment, he can largely be ignored in the fantasy realm.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
12 months ago

Thornton totaled 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three rebounds in 17 minutes during the Wizards' 126-115 overtime loss to the Thunder on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After playing 20 minutes or more in six of seven showings between Nov. 9 and Nov. 21, Thornton has combined to see 40 minutes over his last three appearances, and he was a healthy scratch during Monday's win over the Kings. Even though Thornton's role hasn't been all that demanding, this was the fifth occasion that he has reached double figures in scoring this season, and Markieff Morris twisted his ankle during Wednesday's loss. It's unclear if Morris will be forced to miss any time, but if he does then Thornton could very well be asked to fill the stretch forward position for 20-plus minutes on Friday versus the Spurs.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
1 year ago

Thornton generated two points (0-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in Friday's 105-94 loss to the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton slotted in on the top unit with Bradley Beal (hamstring) sidelined, but his poor shooting night prompted coach Scott Brooks to lean heavily on the bench duo of Kelly Oubre (21 minutes) and Sheldon McClellan (12 minutes) for some extra run. There's a good possibility that Beal will remain out for Saturday's game against the Bulls, and while Thornton could retain starting duties in that case, it's difficult to predict how the minutes at shooting guard may be divvied out.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
1 year ago

Thornton will start at shooting guard Friday against the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton will move into the starting lineup with fellow guard Bradley Beal (hamstring) unable to go. Thornton's contributions this season in 19 minutes per game have been minimal, but he did score 16 points in a season-high 34 minutes in the Wizards' last game Wednesday, and he will likely see extra playing time again Friday with Beal out.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
1 year ago

Thornton dropped 16 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in 34 minutes in a 118-93 win over the Celtics on Wednesday. He also had four assists, four rebounds, and three steals.

EDGE Analysis

Thornton doubled his season average in minutes in this game, owing largely to Bradley Beal being limited to 11 minutes due to a hamstring injury. If Beal misses time, it should mean more minutes for Thornton, who is a proven three-point threat with some offensive potential.

Marcus Thornton
SG FA
1 year ago

Thornton registered 11 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds and one assist across 16 minutes in Sunday's 112-103 overtime loss to the Grizzlies.

EDGE Analysis

The Wizards don't rely on Thornton for much more than bench scoring, and fantasy owners shouldn't expect much production out of him from many other areas either. Even the modest total of five rebounds in Sunday's game should be viewed as an outlier, given that the 29-year-old has averaged just 2.8 rebounds per game over his eight-year career.