Marcus Thornton, the Sarcophilus Harrisii


Marcus Thornton: 26 G, 1 GS, 23.8 MPG, 12.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.04 SPG, 0.12 BPG, .414 FG% .380 3P%, .800 FT%, 16.2 PER, 0.5 EWA


Marcus Thornton was a late addition to this Brooklyn Nets team, joining them a day before the trade deadline and having his debuted delayed after a bout with food poisoning from some bad lobster mac & cheese. An inauspicious start, to say the least.

But Thornton quickly turned it around, with an emphasis on “quickly.” The Tasmanian Devil of basketball players, Thornton darted around with the ball in his hands with reckless abandon, with the green light to shoot within 25 feet at any time.

Marcus Thornton is what happens if you combined Nate Robinson and Andray Blatche. He wasn’t bad, either: Thornton shot 38 percent from deep with the Nets, which would rank as a career-high over a full season, and scored 18.6 points per 36 minutes with decent efficiency. He passed only as a last resort and his best defense occurred on the other side of halfcourt, but he was a welcome addition with Jason Terry unable to fill the shooter-off-the-bench role.

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