Nets Waive Marcus Thornton

Thursday, 2:49 PM: Brooklyn has officially waived Thornton, according to a team press release.

Wednesday, 8:04 PM: The Nets will waive Marcus Thornton, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical reports (Twitter link). Thornton came to Brooklyn in the Bojan Bogdanovic deal earlier today.

Thornton is on a one-year, $1.3MM deal, which is fully guaranteed. He was seeing regular minutes for the Wizards before rookie Sheldon McClellan took his role off the bench and the 29-year-old shooting guard didn’t play in Washington’s last 21 games.

In the 33 appearances this season, Thornton averaged 6.6 points and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 35% from the field. He’s also sported a 10.5 player efficiency rating.

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14 thoughts on “Nets Waive Marcus Thornton

    • Clear a roster spot. It’s not like the Nets get anything this year for being maybe better than before the trade (at most, they have a slightly worse chance at winning the lottery). With his roster spot, they can now fill another hole or give it to some developmental player and let him play in the NBA/D League.

  1. MiggyCabby24

    This guy has fallen harder than a asteroid. The “Bayou Bomber” was a sniper off the bench, just a few year’s ago in NOLA, and had a couple of good seasons. Might be the end for him now, at just 29.

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