Marcus Thornton potential debut pushed back

Marcus Thornton

Marcus Thornton (AP)

The Nets may have to wait at least one more day before seeing what Marcus Thornton can bring them.

The team announced today that their latest acquisition is officially listed as a game-time decision tonight, battling food poisoning. He did not participate in team shootaround.

The Nets traded for Marcus Thornton on Wednesday, February 19th, one day prior to the NBA’s annual trade deadline, from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry. Terry will not play for Sacramento this season.

In 46 games with Sacramento, the 26-year-old Thornton averaged 8.3 points per game on 38.1 percent shooting and 31.8 percent shooting from three-point range, all career-lows. The Nets acquired him in the hopes that he could bring them a spark off the bench, and that a new situation might turn around his poor shooting.