Marcus Thornton




PRESEASON 21.3 33.3 31.6 100 8.8 2.5 5 0
CAREER STATS 23.8 42.6 35.9 82.9 12.3 2.8 1.4 0.1


6 ft4 in

/ 1.93m


205 lbs

/ 93.0kg


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Andrew Nicholson's 19 points and 9 rebound performance led the Wizards into victory over the Cavaliers 96-91.

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Andrew Nicholson scores 19 points and snags 8 rebounds, while John Wall chips in 17 points to help the Wizards defeat the Cavs, 96-91.


Nene fires the pass inside to a cutting Marcus Thornton for the reverse layup.


Ramon Sessions records a double-double with 21 points and 12 assists, Marcus Thornton adds 19 points as the Wizards defeat the Nets.


Marcus Thornton gets to the rim for the bucket and the foul.


Jared Dudley outlets to Marcus Thornton who pulls up in transition for the triple.

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Marcus Thorton hits the jumper and gets fouled on the play.

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Marcus Thornton finds Dwight Howard for the alley-oop dunk.


Marcus Thornton loses the ball but regains control and puts up the tear drop.


James Harden scores 26 points and ties a career-high with 14 assists as the Rockets snap a three-game skid with a 115-102 win over the Heat on Tuesday night.


John Wall scores 19 points and dishes 13 assists as the Wizards beat the Rockets 123-122.

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Josh Smith delivers the fancy dish to Marcus Thornton for the deuce.

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Josh Smith fires a no-look pass to Marcus Thornton on the baseline.

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Marcus Thornton hits the three-point shot to help Houston tie the Clippers and send the game into overtime.


James Harden scores 25 points, Dwight Howard adds 17 points as the Rockets beat the Grizzlies 107-91.


Nikola Vucevic scores 21, Tobias Harris adds 19 with Evan Fournier chipping in 17, as Orlando edges Houston 104-101.


Dwight Howard and James Harden each tally double-doubles to power Houston past Los Angeles, 107-97.


The Starters crew sizes up some of the NBA's streakiest players, guys who seemingly get hot out of nowhere and take over.


The Nets pull off the season sweep of the Rockets, downing Brooklyn 110-105.


Dwight Howard throws down the lob from Marcus Thornton.


Professional History

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft... Rights were traded by Miami to New Orleans in exchange for two future second round picks on 6/25/09... Traded by New Orleans along with cash considerations to Sacramento in exchange for Carl Landry on 2/23/11... Resigned with Sacramento on 12/9/11... Traded by Sacramento to Brooklyn in exchange for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry on 2/19/14... Traded by Brooklyn to Boston in a three-team trade also involving Cleveland on 7/10/14... Traded by Boston along with a future first round pick to Phoenix in exchange for Isaiah Thomas on 2/19/15... Signed as a free agent with Houston on 7/24/15…Signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards on 3/9/16.

PROFESSIONALLY: In 450 games with 134 starts, averaging 12.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 23.8 minutes per game while shooting .426 from the floor, .359 from 3-point range and .829 from the line…

2015-16: In 14 games and two starts with the Wizards…Averaged 8.4 points, 1.4 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game... Scored 23 points for a high as a Wizard on vs. ATL (3/23)…Scored in double-figures in the final three games of the season.

2014-15: In 48 games for Boston and Phoenix, averaged 7.9 points and 1.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game while shooting 40.6% from the floor, 37.8% from 3-point range and 82.1% from the line… In 39 games for the Celtics, averaged 8.9 ppg in 16.4 mpg… Was traded to the Suns on 2/19/15 an appeared in just nine games the rest of the season…. Scored 10+ points 19 times, including a season-high 21 vs. Washington on 12/7/14… Played 20+ minutes 11 times, averaging 13.9 ppg (45.8% FGs, 50.0% 3FGs)… Hit 2+ 3FGM 15 times, including 3+ nine times.

2013-14: In 72 games with 27 starts for Sacramento and Brooklyn, averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 24.1 minutes per game while shooting 39.4% from the floor, 34.5% from 3-point range and 80.4% from the line… Missed one game for the Kings with a rip hip contusion and recorded six DNP-CD’s… Was traded to the Nets on 2/19/14… Missed two games with the Nets with a bruised lower back, two games with food poisoning and recorded one DNP-CD… Scored 20+ points nine times, including 42 points for the Kings vs. Indiana on 1/24/14… Scored 15 consecutive points in the second quarter vs. Memphis on 3/5/14… Hit 2+ 3FGM 25 times, including 3+ 18 times…

2012-13: In 72 games with eight starts for Sacramento, averaged 12.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 24.0 minutes per game while shooting 42.9% from the floor, 37.2% from 3-point range and 88.1% from the line… Missed four games due to personal reasons (12/12-12/17/02), five games with a sprained left ankle (1/1-1/17/13) and one game with a bruised right hand (2/13/13)… Scored 20+ points 16 times, including 30+ twice… Hit 2+ 3FGM 40 times, including 3+ 20 times and 8 at Miami on 2/26/13…

2011-12: In 51 games (all starts) for Sacramento, averaged 18.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.9 minutes per game while shooting 43.8% from the floor, 34.5% from 3-point range and 86.5% from the line… Missed seven games with a left thigh contusion, four games with a bruised left calf and four games with a left calf quad contusion… Scored 20+ points 26 times, including 30+ twice… Had one double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds at Cleveland on 2/19/12… Hit 2+ 3FGM 33 times, including 3+ 16 times…

2010-11: In 73 games with 23 starts for New Orleans and Sacramento, averaged 12.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.3 minutes per game while shooting 43.4% from the floor, 36.7% from 3-point range and 78.8% from the line… Was traded to the Kings on 2/23/11 and appeared in 27 games with 23 starts over the remainder of the season, averaging 21.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.4 apg and 1.7 spg… Scored 20+ points 19 times, including 30+ three times with a high of 42 points (13-20 FGs) vs. Golden State on 3/14/11… Grabbed 10+ rebounds three times and recorded two double-doubles… Hit 2+ 3FGM 23 times, including 3+ 14 times…

2009-10: In 73 games with 17 starts for New Orleans, averaged 14.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 45.1% from the floor, 37.4% from 3-point range and 81.4% from the line… Missed four games with a lower back contusion, recorded one DNP-CD and was inactive for five games… Named All-Rookie Second Team… Scored 20+ points 21 times, including 30+ three times… As a starter, averaged 19.8 ppg… Hit 2+ 3FGM 32 times, including 3+ 15 times.

PLAYOFFS: 2014: Appeared in 10 of Brooklyn’s 12 games during its run to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, averaging 5.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game while shooting 38.9% from the floor, 23.8% from 3-point range and 66.7% from the line… Scored in double-figures three times, including 17 points in the deciding Game 7 of the First Round series vs. Toronto on 5/4/14.

COLLEGEGIATELY: Finished career at LSU after spending first two years at Kilgore Community College... Was the SEC’s Player of the Year following his senior season... In just two seasons at LSU, he finished with 1,347 points, 21st all-time and with a 20.4 scoring average, ranked sixth all time... Finished eighth in school history with 168 three-pointers... As a senior, averaged 21.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, and 2.1 apg... Was second in the conference in scoring... Scored in double-digits 19 times to close out the 2008-09 season ... As a junior, averaged 19.6 ppg (second in the SEC) and shot 81.7 percent from the free-throw line, the second-best percentage in the conference... Made 90 three-pointers, the second most in a season in school history... Averaged 26.9 ppg in his second season at Kilgore Community College... Was named a First-Team Junior College All-American and MVP honors for Region XIV in his second season... As a freshman, averaged 14.5 ppg, shooting an incredible 65 percent from the field.

PERSONALLY: Has two brothers... Majored in interdisciplinary studies... Grew up in Baton Rouge... Says Michael Jordan was his favorite player growing up and the reason he started playing basketball… Lists his mother as his most influential person growing up… Favorite TV show is My Wife and Kids and his favorite movie is Talladega Nights… Enjoys bowling… Favorite meal is cornbread dressing and macaroni and cheese… Most memorable moment of his career thus far was scoring 23 points in the second quarter for New Orleans against Cleveland on 2/23/10.

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