Following a 2015/16 campaign in which he was waived in February and finished with a shooting percentage south of 40%, Marcus Thornton managed to land a guaranteed one-year deal with the Wizards this past offseason. However, when it comes to Washington’s rotation, Thornton currently finds himself on the outside looking in, as Chase Hughes of CSNMidAtlantic.com details. One report last week suggested that Thornton is the Wizards player most likely to be waived if the team wants to add someone to the roster.
Here’s more from around the Southeast division:
- With Kyle Korver no longer in the mix, the Hawks are auditioning in-house options for their fourth wing spot, writes Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Newcomer Mike Dunleavy has a chance to earn those minutes, but he’ll have to fight off rookies Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry.
- After an 11-30 first half, the Heat aren’t going to be pushing for a playoff spot in the second half, but that doesn’t mean the team doesn’t still have plenty of goals to aim for down the stretch. Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel identifies 10 areas for the club to focus on, including considering life without Goran Dragic, freeing up roster space, and pushing the development of young players like Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson.
- The Hornets are going through a rough stretch right now and there may not be a quick fix available, but the team’s front office generally does well in trades, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer, who argues that there’s “certainly incentive to shake something up on this roster.”