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Celts get a hot hand in Thornton

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is speaking from experience when he notes that Marcus Thornton is a proven scorer. The year before Butler University embarked on the first of two Cinderella runs to the NCAA title game, Stevens and his Bulldogs were unceremoniously bounced from the opening round of the tournament when Thornton, an NBA-bound sophomore, poured in 30 points to help eighth-seeded LSU edge ninth-seeded Butler. That game invariably came up in conversation when the two talked for the first time last week after the Celtics acquired Thornton as part of a three-team trade with the...
CelticsBlog Jul 11, 2014
Where does Marcus Thornton fit in with the Celtics?

Where does Marcus Thornton fit in with the Celtics?

Basically I'm setting my expectations of Marcus at "Keith Bogans Level." Let's get this out of the way.  Marcus Thornton is a Boston Celtic because the Cavs wanted to clear salary and taking his salary allowed the Celtics to add a draft pick and a young center.  He's a means to an end. With all of that said, he's not necessarily just a walking expiring contract.  I don't mind reminding you that's exactly how I described Kris Humphries at this time last year.  Turned out the guy could play a little and even though it looks like we won't re-sign him, I could see his value on the court as...
Rotoworld Jul 9, 2014

Thornton to showcase talent this season? - Marcus Thornton (G) Boston Celtics

Marcus Thornton has been told he'll get a chance to showcase his talents this year.
Celtics Today Jul 9, 2014
Celtics workout 3-way deal to bring in Marcus Thornton, Zeller, and a 1st round pick

Celtics workout 3-way deal to bring in Marcus Thornton, Zeller, and a 1st round pick

One firework has been set off as the Celtics tak on Marcus Thornton ($8.6 million), while also adding Zeller ($1.7 million) with the $10.3 million trade exception generated during last summer's blockbuster swap with the Nets. Boston will also receive a future first-round pick from the Cavaliers (top-10 protected from 2016-18; unprotected in 2019). This move also helps the Cavs chances to give James the money he wants. The value of Thornton is that he averaged 13.4 points per game over five NBA seasons. The big key, he's an expiring deal, which could help Boston maintain cap space for the...
Green Street | WEEI Jul 9, 2014

Celtics acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton and 1st-round pick in deal that may pave way for LeBron James to Cleveland

The Celtics have acquired Tyler Zeller and a first-round pick from the Cavaliers and Marcus Thornton from the Nets in a three-team trade that may pave the way for LeBron James‘ return to Cleveland, as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein. In return, the Celtics are sending a second-round pick to the Cavs and using the […]
Boston Globe Jul 9, 2014

Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, 1st-Round Pick In 3-Team Deal

The Celtics will acquire Marcus Thornton, Tyler Zeller, and a 1st-round draft pick in a three-team deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets.

Sources: C's acquire Thornton, Zeller, pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal that includes the Boston Celtics in order to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets have agreed to take on the contracts of Jack and youngster Sergey Karasev from the Cavaliers in a swap that also will see the Celtics acquire Brooklyn's Marcus Thornton, Cleveland's Tyler Zeller, and a future first-round pick from the Cavaliers.
NetsDaily Jul 9, 2014
Stein: Nets get Jarrett Jack, Sergey Karasev in three-team deal

Stein: Nets get Jarrett Jack, Sergey Karasev in three-team deal

Nets acquire: Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev, trade Marcus Thornton. Marc Stein is reporting that Marcus Thornton has been traded to the Boston Celtics in a three-team deal that will return Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets, from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Three-team trade will see Nets acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cleveland. Boston gets Thornton, Zeller and a first — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014 Boston is third team in deal will acquire Tyler Zeller from Cleveland as well as future first-rounder and Marcus Thornton from Nets — Marc...
CelticsBlog Jul 9, 2014
Boston Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller in three-way day with Brooklyn and Cleveland

Boston Celtics Acquire Tyler Zeller in three-way day with Brooklyn and Cleveland

The Boston Celtics will acquire Tyler Zeller, Marcus Thornton, a 2016 first round draft pick as a part of a three-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Nets and Cavaliers have been trying to find a third team to take on Thornton's expiring contract and the Celtics were able to use part of their $10.3 million trade exception to absorb it. Three-team trade will see Nets acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev from Cleveland. Boston gets Thornton, Zeller and a first — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014 The Nets will...
Fear The Sword Jul 1, 2014

Free Agency Rumors: Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton trade possibly gaining momentum

The departure of Shaun Livingston in Brooklyn has opened the door for a potential trade of Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack. A couple weeks back ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Brooklyn Nets had identified Jarrett Jack as a target at backup point guard if they were unable to re-sign Shaun Livingston. Tuesday evening Shaun Livingston signed a three year deal with the Golden State Warriors which prompted Stein to speculate on whether or not this may accelerate talks of a potential Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton swap. Losing Shaun Livingston, as Nets feared because of spending limitations,...

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