Wizards Re-Sign Marcus Thornton

JULY 28: The Wizards have issued a press release announcing their deal with Thornton, which is a minimum-salary pact.

JULY 7: The Wizards have agreed to a deal with Marcus Thornton, Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports (Twitter link). It will be a one-year, $1.3MM arrangement that is fully guaranteed, Scotto adds.

The 29-year-old had indicated back in March that he hoped to return to Washington in 2016/17, and it appears that Thornton’s wish has been granted. The veteran will compete for minutes off the bench with Tomas Satorasnky, Kelly Oubre and Trey Burke. You can view the Wizards’ current depth chart here.

Thornton made 14 appearances for Washington last season, averaging 8.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 16.0 minutes per outing. His slash line was .393/.333/.762.

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smittybanton
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1 month 29 days ago

No one should want to get to the 2017 draft quicker than the Wizards. Not in a position to poach top tier free agents, won’t have top five draft picks so long as they have John Wall, very weak in the front court.

Kelly Oubre is alright, but he’s not real. Same with Otto Porter.

2017 Draft should be about 20 deep. Wizards will do well to get a Jarrett Allen, or trade up for Edrice Adebayo.

Getting a Thomas Bryant keeps them spinning their wheels.

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