Marcus Thornton (basketball, born 1987)

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Marcus Thornton
Marcus Thornton Kings.jpg
Thornton with the Kings in December 2013
No. 5 – Houston Rockets
Position Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-06-05) June 5, 1987 (age 28)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Tara (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College Kilgore (2005–2007)
LSU (2007–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
20092011 New Orleans Hornets
20112014 Sacramento Kings
2014 Brooklyn Nets
2014–2015 Boston Celtics
2015 Phoenix Suns
2015–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Terrell Thornton (born June 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Miami Heat.

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 (2009–2011)[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 (2011–2014)[edit]

On February 23, 2011, Thornton was traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Carl Landry.[1] Thornton averaged 21.3 points in 27 games with the Kings.

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 (2014)[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 (2014–2015)[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 (2015)[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]

Houston Rockets (2015–present)[edit]

On July 25, 2015, Thornton signed with the Houston Rockets.[5]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 New Orleans 73 17 25.6 .451 .374 .814 2.9 1.6 .8 .2 14.5
2010–11 New Orleans 46 0 16.2 .410 .376 .758 2.8 .9 .4 .1 7.8
2010–11 Sacramento 27 23 38.1 .450 .361 .805 4.7 3.4 1.7 .2 21.3
2011–12 Sacramento 51 51 34.9 .438 .345 .865 3.7 1.9 1.4 .2 18.7
2012–13 Sacramento 72 8 24.0 .429 .372 .881 2.5 1.3 .8 .1 12.7
2013–14 Sacramento 46 26 24.4 .381 .318 .808 2.7 1.0 .7 .2 8.3
2013–14 Brooklyn 26 1 23.8 .414 .380 .800 2.8 1.2 1.0 .1 12.3
2014–15 Boston 39 0 16.4 .416 .419 .824 1.9 .9 .5 .2 8.9
2014–15 Phoenix 9 0 9.0 .325 .105 .800 1.4 .2 .7 .0 3.6
Career 389 126 24.7 .429 .362 .828 2.9 1.4 .9 .1 12.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Brooklyn 10 0 12.4 .389 .238 .667 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 5.9
Career 10 0 12.4 .389 .238 .667 1.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 5.9

Personal[edit]

Thornton is a cousin of former NBA player Al Thornton.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings Acquire Marcus Thornton from the New Orleans Hornets in Exchange for Carl Landry". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Nets Acquire Marcus Thornton from Sacramento". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Celtics Complete Three-Team Trade". NBA.com. July 10, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Suns Complete Deal with Boston for Thornton, Draft Pick". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Rockets Sign Marcus Thornton". NBA.com. July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hornets Take UCLA's Collison". WDSU.com. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 

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