Marcus Terrell Thornton (born June 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
College career [ edit ]
He played two years at
Kilgore College, a junior college in Kilgore, Texas, where he earned All-American honors. He completed his collegiate career at Louisiana State University where he was named the 2009 Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
Professional career [ edit ]
New Orleans Hornets [ edit ]
Thornton was the 43rd pick by the
Miami Heat at the 2009 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the New Orleans Hornets. On February 23, 2010, Thornton broke the Hornets franchise record for the most points scored in a quarter with 23. He finished with 37 points. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Rookie Second Team.
Sacramento Kings [ edit ]
On February 23, 2011, Thornton was traded to the
Sacramento Kings in exchange for Carl Landry. Thornton averaged 21.3 points in 27 games with the Kings. [1 ]
On March 14, 2011, Thornton scored a career high 42 points against the
Golden State Warriors. In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 NBA season, Thornton played 51 games and averaged 18.7 points. On January 24, 2014, Thornton tied his career high in a loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Brooklyn Nets [ edit ]
On February 19, 2014, the Kings traded Thornton to the
Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans. [2 ]
Boston Celtics [ edit ]
On July 10, 2014, Thornton was traded to the
Boston Celtics in a three-team trade involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets. [3 ]
Phoenix Suns [ edit ]
On February 19, 2015, Thornton was traded, along with a 2016 first-round pick, to the
Phoenix Suns in exchange for Isaiah Thomas. [4 ]
NBA career statistics [ edit ]
Regular season [ edit ]
Playoffs [ edit ]
Personal [ edit ]
Thornton is a cousin of former NBA player
Al Thornton. [5 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]