Marcus Thornton

Marcus Thornton (WAS) – “The Bayou Bomber” nike

(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)
(Russ Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)


WAS Shooting Guard: 6’4, 205 lbs; 8th year, LSU

NBA Role: heat-check two-guard • WAS Depth Chart: Spot Minutes 

The undersized, instant-O two spot is slowly (but surely) becoming a bit obsolete – with teams looking for more skilled guys capable of making plays, there isn’t much of a need for ‘make or miss’ twos…so enjoy Marcus Thornton while you still can!; an authentic, journeyman chucker (in the most generous sense), Thornton does one thing pretty well: make tough shots; not the most efficient or effective guard (career 43% is actually not bad come to think of it) but can put up points without a moment’s notice – the type of player to go scoreless by halftime, then drop 25 in the final 24; makes difficult shots because he takes difficult shots – shot selection is one of Thornton’s greatest drawbacks but there’s no questioning what he’s out there for*; bigger role at some point? – WAS could use Thornton’s shooting in the 2nd unit

*the answer is ‘buckets’ – in case you couldn’t figure it out!

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: 3-pointer (off the short hop)

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 73


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 12.3 points/game, 2.8 rebounds/game, 43% FG
  • Second-Round Success Story: drafted 43rd overall (2009)
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2010)