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Marcus Thornton

Marcus Terrell Thornton ▪ Twitter: @OfficialMT23

Position: Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-4 ▪ Weight: 205 lbs.
Born: June 5, 1987 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
High School: Tara in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: Louisiana State University
Draft: Miami Heat, 2nd round (13th pick, 43rd overall), 2009 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: November 6, 2009
Age: 26 years, 319 days ▪ Experience: 4 years

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 17 1872 398 883 .451 117 313 .374 281 570 .493 144 177 .814 72 139 211 114 58 11 76 127 1057
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 23 1775 350 807 .434 88 240 .367 262 567 .462 145 184 .788 61 197 258 135 64 9 93 110 933
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 0 745 137 334 .410 35 93 .376 102 241 .423 50 66 .758 25 106 131 43 19 4 37 50 359
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 23 1030 213 473 .450 53 147 .361 160 326 .491 95 118 .805 36 91 127 92 45 5 56 60 574
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 51 1780 352 803 .438 107 310 .345 245 493 .497 141 163 .865 84 104 188 98 71 12 84 111 952
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 8 1726 332 774 .429 141 379 .372 191 395 .484 111 126 .881 50 131 181 91 61 4 68 105 916
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 27 1741 252 639 .394 109 316 .345 143 323 .443 90 112 .804 57 141 198 77 58 11 67 110 703
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 26 1121 142 373 .381 57 179 .318 85 194 .438 42 52 .808 39 85 124 47 31 8 38 74 383
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 1 620 110 266 .414 52 137 .380 58 129 .450 48 60 .800 18 56 74 30 27 3 29 36 320
Career NBA 341 126 8894 1684 3906 .431 562 1558 .361 1122 2348 .478 631 762 .828 324 712 1036 515 312 47 388 563 4561
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 108 5657 1039 2423 .429 358 1015 .353 681 1408 .484 389 459 .847 209 411 620 328 208 29 246 350 2825
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 17 2617 535 1217 .440 152 406 .374 383 811 .472 194 243 .798 97 245 342 157 77 15 113 177 1416
1 season BRK NBA 26 1 620 110 266 .414 52 137 .380 58 129 .450 48 60 .800 18 56 74 30 27 3 29 36 320

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 17 25.6 5.5 12.1 .451 1.6 4.3 .374 3.8 7.8 .493 2.0 2.4 .814 1.0 1.9 2.9 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.0 1.7 14.5
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 23 24.3 4.8 11.1 .434 1.2 3.3 .367 3.6 7.8 .462 2.0 2.5 .788 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.3 1.5 12.8
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 0 16.2 3.0 7.3 .410 0.8 2.0 .376 2.2 5.2 .423 1.1 1.4 .758 0.5 2.3 2.8 0.9 0.4 0.1 0.8 1.1 7.8
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 23 38.1 7.9 17.5 .450 2.0 5.4 .361 5.9 12.1 .491 3.5 4.4 .805 1.3 3.4 4.7 3.4 1.7 0.2 2.1 2.2 21.3
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 51 34.9 6.9 15.7 .438 2.1 6.1 .345 4.8 9.7 .497 2.8 3.2 .865 1.6 2.0 3.7 1.9 1.4 0.2 1.6 2.2 18.7
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 8 24.0 4.6 10.8 .429 2.0 5.3 .372 2.7 5.5 .484 1.5 1.8 .881 0.7 1.8 2.5 1.3 0.8 0.1 0.9 1.5 12.7
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 27 24.2 3.5 8.9 .394 1.5 4.4 .345 2.0 4.5 .443 1.3 1.6 .804 0.8 2.0 2.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 0.9 1.5 9.8
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 26 24.4 3.1 8.1 .381 1.2 3.9 .318 1.8 4.2 .438 0.9 1.1 .808 0.8 1.8 2.7 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.8 1.6 8.3
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 1 23.8 4.2 10.2 .414 2.0 5.3 .380 2.2 5.0 .450 1.8 2.3 .800 0.7 2.2 2.8 1.2 1.0 0.1 1.1 1.4 12.3
Career NBA 341 126 26.1 4.9 11.5 .431 1.6 4.6 .361 3.3 6.9 .478 1.9 2.2 .828 1.0 2.1 3.0 1.5 0.9 0.1 1.1 1.7 13.4
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 108 28.9 5.3 12.4 .429 1.8 5.2 .353 3.5 7.2 .484 2.0 2.3 .847 1.1 2.1 3.2 1.7 1.1 0.1 1.3 1.8 14.4
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 17 22.0 4.5 10.2 .440 1.3 3.4 .374 3.2 6.8 .472 1.6 2.0 .798 0.8 2.1 2.9 1.3 0.6 0.1 0.9 1.5 11.9
1 season BRK NBA 26 1 23.8 4.2 10.2 .414 2.0 5.3 .380 2.2 5.0 .450 1.8 2.3 .800 0.7 2.2 2.8 1.2 1.0 0.1 1.1 1.4 12.3

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 17 1872 7.7 17.0 .451 2.3 6.0 .374 5.4 11.0 .493 2.8 3.4 .814 1.4 2.7 4.1 2.2 1.1 0.2 1.5 2.4 20.3
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 23 1775 7.1 16.4 .434 1.8 4.9 .367 5.3 11.5 .462 2.9 3.7 .788 1.2 4.0 5.2 2.7 1.3 0.2 1.9 2.2 18.9
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 0 745 6.6 16.1 .410 1.7 4.5 .376 4.9 11.6 .423 2.4 3.2 .758 1.2 5.1 6.3 2.1 0.9 0.2 1.8 2.4 17.3
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 23 1030 7.4 16.5 .450 1.9 5.1 .361 5.6 11.4 .491 3.3 4.1 .805 1.3 3.2 4.4 3.2 1.6 0.2 2.0 2.1 20.1
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 51 1780 7.1 16.2 .438 2.2 6.3 .345 5.0 10.0 .497 2.9 3.3 .865 1.7 2.1 3.8 2.0 1.4 0.2 1.7 2.2 19.3
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 8 1726 6.9 16.1 .429 2.9 7.9 .372 4.0 8.2 .484 2.3 2.6 .881 1.0 2.7 3.8 1.9 1.3 0.1 1.4 2.2 19.1
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 27 1741 5.2 13.2 .394 2.3 6.5 .345 3.0 6.7 .443 1.9 2.3 .804 1.2 2.9 4.1 1.6 1.2 0.2 1.4 2.3 14.5
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 26 1121 4.6 12.0 .381 1.8 5.7 .318 2.7 6.2 .438 1.3 1.7 .808 1.3 2.7 4.0 1.5 1.0 0.3 1.2 2.4 12.3
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 1 620 6.4 15.4 .414 3.0 8.0 .380 3.4 7.5 .450 2.8 3.5 .800 1.0 3.3 4.3 1.7 1.6 0.2 1.7 2.1 18.6
Career NBA 341 126 8894 6.8 15.8 .431 2.3 6.3 .361 4.5 9.5 .478 2.6 3.1 .828 1.3 2.9 4.2 2.1 1.3 0.2 1.6 2.3 18.5
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 108 5657 6.6 15.4 .429 2.3 6.5 .353 4.3 9.0 .484 2.5 2.9 .847 1.3 2.6 3.9 2.1 1.3 0.2 1.6 2.2 18.0
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 17 2617 7.4 16.7 .440 2.1 5.6 .374 5.3 11.2 .472 2.7 3.3 .798 1.3 3.4 4.7 2.2 1.1 0.2 1.6 2.4 19.5
1 season BRK NBA 26 1 620 6.4 15.4 .414 3.0 8.0 .380 3.4 7.5 .450 2.8 3.5 .800 1.0 3.3 4.3 1.7 1.6 0.2 1.7 2.1 18.6

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 1872 17.4 .550 .517 .200 .354 4.4 8.9 6.6 10.3 1.6 0.4 7.3 25.3 111 112 3.1 0.9 4.0 .103
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 1775 16.5 .525 .488 .228 .297 4.0 13.3 8.6 13.2 1.9 0.4 9.5 24.9 106 108 1.9 1.6 3.5 .095
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 745 14.0 .494 .463 .198 .278 4.1 17.4 10.7 10.3 1.4 0.4 9.2 25.6 99 106 0.0 0.9 0.9 .057
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 1030 18.2 .547 .506 .249 .311 3.9 10.3 7.0 15.3 2.2 0.4 9.6 24.4 112 110 1.9 0.8 2.6 .123
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 1780 17.4 .544 .505 .203 .386 4.9 6.7 5.8 9.4 2.0 0.5 8.8 23.4 111 112 3.7 0.1 3.8 .103
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 1726 16.3 .552 .520 .163 .490 3.2 9.0 6.0 9.0 1.8 0.2 7.6 23.1 111 114 3.1 0.1 3.2 .089
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 1741 12.0 .511 .480 .175 .495 3.7 9.4 6.6 7.3 1.7 0.5 8.9 19.7 103 110 1.0 1.0 2.0 .055
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 1121 9.7 .484 .457 .139 .480 3.9 8.7 6.2 6.6 1.4 0.6 8.8 17.1 101 111 0.4 0.5 0.9 .038
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 620 16.1 .547 .511 .226 .515 3.5 10.8 7.1 8.6 2.3 0.4 9.0 24.4 106 109 0.6 0.5 1.1 .087
Career NBA 341 8894 15.9 .538 .503 .195 .399 4.1 9.5 6.7 9.9 1.8 0.4 8.4 23.3 109 111 12.8 3.7 16.6 .089
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 5657 15.7 .538 .503 .189 .419 4.0 8.5 6.2 9.8 1.9 0.4 8.6 22.2 110 112 9.0 1.5 10.5 .089
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 2617 16.5 .535 .502 .200 .334 4.3 11.3 7.8 10.3 1.5 0.4 7.9 25.4 107 111 3.1 1.8 4.9 .090
1 season BRK NBA 26 620 16.1 .547 .511 .226 .515 3.5 10.8 7.1 8.6 2.3 0.4 9.0 24.4 106 109 0.6 0.5 1.1 .087

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 1872 .451 13.4 .646 .361 .061 .074 .149 .354 .493 .592 .463 .338 .341 .374 .548 .022 16 .846 .173 .537 3 0
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 1775 .434 14.2 .703 .224 .190 .089 .200 .297 .462 .624 .373 .403 .391 .367 .408 .020 12 .761 .183 .477 6 0
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 745 .410 14.0 .722 .222 .183 .102 .216 .278 .423 .541 .344 .412 .375 .376 .461 .018 4 .800 .183 .412 1 0
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 1030 .450 14.4 .689 .226 .195 .080 .188 .311 .491 .682 .391 .395 .404 .361 .375 .021 8 .736 .184 .519 5 0
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 1780 .438 14.0 .614 .255 .202 .050 .107 .386 .497 .688 .358 .325 .384 .345 .506 .005 3 .832 .213 .318 2 0
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 1726 .429 16.9 .510 .186 .115 .058 .151 .490 .484 .701 .416 .333 .325 .372 .576 .001 1 .887 .201 .408 1 0
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 1741 .394 17.0 .505 .172 .135 .050 .149 .495 .443 .564 .372 .500 .347 .345 .497 .000 0 .844 .184 .379 0 0
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 1121 .381 17.1 .520 .147 .155 .051 .166 .480 .438 .655 .345 .421 .339 .318 .541 .000 0 .860 .168 .300 0 0
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 620 .414 16.8 .485 .207 .105 .049 .124 .515 .450 .473 .429 .615 .364 .380 .431 .000 0 .827 .204 .464 0 0
Career NBA 341 8894 .431 15.0 .601 .246 .139 .065 .151 .399 .478 .632 .384 .374 .359 .361 .504 .010 32 .840 .191 .416 12 0
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 5657 .429 15.5 .581 .211 .165 .059 .146 .419 .484 .687 .377 .359 .362 .353 .499 .006 12 .844 .196 .377 8 0
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 2617 .440 13.6 .666 .323 .094 .081 .168 .334 .472 .583 .400 .364 .353 .374 .525 .021 20 .836 .175 .507 4 0
1 season BRK NBA 26 620 .414 16.8 .485 .207 .105 .049 .124 .515 .450 .473 .429 .615 .364 .380 .431 .000 0 .827 .204 .464 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Play-by-Play

Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2009-10 22 NOH NBA SG 73 1872 9% 86% 5% -2.7 +0.6 14 26 31 5 247 21 83 46
2010-11 23 TOT NBA SG 73 1775 10% 72% 18% -3.8 -1.5 14 34 40 5 289 12 62 53
2010-11 23 NOH NBA SG 46 745 59% 41% +1.7 +1.2 9 7 16 5 94 4 23 25
2010-11 23 SAC NBA SG 27 1030 17% 82% 1% -7.5 -2.3 5 27 24 0 195 8 39 28
2011-12 24 SAC NBA SG 51 1780 34% 65% 1% -5.4 +1.5 18 39 24 3 215 14 73 33
2012-13 25 SAC NBA SG 72 1726 6% 83% 11% -9.3 -6.9 5 29 28 6 203 14 54 29
2013-14 26 TOT NBA SG 72 1741 1% 96% 3% 0.0 +2.5 5 41 18 3 173 7 41 19
2013-14 26 SAC NBA SG 46 1121 99% 1% -0.0 +4.4 3 27 6 2 104 6 21 13
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 26 620 1% 92% 7% 0.0 +0.9 2 14 12 1 69 1 20 6
Career NBA 341 8894 12% 81% 7% -4.2 -0.7 56 169 141 22 1127 68 313 180
4 seasons SAC NBA 196 5657 16% 80% 4% -5.9 -1.2 31 122 82 11 717 42 187 103
2 seasons NOH NBA 119 2617 6% 79% 15% -1.4 +0.7 23 33 47 10 341 25 106 71
1 season BRK NBA 26 620 1% 92% 7% 0.0 +0.9 2 14 12 1 69 1 20 6

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 1 0 13 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career NBA 1 0 13 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 0 0 1 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 1 0 13.0 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Career NBA 1 0 13.0 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 1 0 13 0.0 11.1 .000 0.0 11.1 .000 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8
Career NBA 1 0 13 0.0 11.1 .000 0.0 11.1 .000 0.0 0.0 2.8 5.5 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2013-14 26 BRK NBA SG 1 13 .102 .000 .500 1.000
Career NBA 1 13 .102 .000 .500 1.000 0.0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Marcus Thornton 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.2
John Mengelt 96.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.5
Trent Tucker 95.9 4.0 4.0 3.3 3.0
John Williamson 93.9 4.2 3.9 3.3 2.8
Mike Gale 89.9 4.7 3.9 3.4 2.6
John Long 87.9 4.7 3.6 3.6 2.4
Courtney Lee 86.5 4.4 3.2 3.1 2.7
Kelvin Ransey 86.2 3.8 3.7 2.8 2.2
Sam Cassell 85.6 4.7 3.9 3.9 2.2
Daniel Gibson 84.7 4.1 3.8 2.6 2.0
Jim Seminoff 84.6 5.4 4.5 3.6 3.4
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Marcus Thornton 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.2
Eric Money 86.0 4.2 3.6 3.3 2.7 0.6 0.3
Jim Seminoff 84.6 5.4 4.5 3.6 3.4
Otis Smith 84.2 3.6 3.5 3.3 2.5 -0.2 -0.4
Darren Collison 82.3 5.6 4.3 3.8 2.9
Charles Dudley 81.5 4.6 4.0 3.6 1.6 0.2 -0.1
Speedy Claxton 80.5 4.2 3.7 3.0 2.8 1.2 0.0 -0.7
Joe Hamilton 79.0 4.1 2.9 2.9 2.2 0.2 0.2
Bob Donham 78.3 6.1 4.5 3.8 3.5
Skeeter Swift 78.2 4.3 3.4 2.7 1.8 0.0
DeMar DeRozan 77.0 4.7 3.2 2.5 2.3

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
2007-08 20 LSU 31 1043 212 486 90 239 94 115 174 42 608 .436 .377 .817 33.6 19.6 5.6 1.4
2008-09 21 LSU 35 1116 256 542 78 201 149 200 192 75 739 .472 .388 .745 31.9 21.1 5.5 2.1
Career 66 2159 468 1028 168 440 243 315 366 117 1347 .455 .382 .771 32.7 20.4 5.5 1.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
2009-10 NBA All-Rookie (2nd)
3-Pt Field Goal Attempts
2011-12 NBA 310 (10)
Turnover Pct
2009-10 NBA 7.3 (3)
2012-13 NBA 7.6 (5)

Transactions

June 28, 2007: Traded by the Indiana Pacers (as a future 2009 2nd round draft pick) to the Miami Heat for Stanko Barac.

June 25, 2009: Drafted by the Miami Heat in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 2009 NBA Draft.

June 25, 2009: Traded by the Miami Heat to the New Orleans Hornets for a 2010 2nd round draft pick (Jarvis Varnado was later selected) and a 2012 2nd round draft pick (Jae Crowder was later selected).

February 23, 2011: Traded by the New Orleans Hornets with cash to the Sacramento Kings for Carl Landry.

February 19, 2014: Traded by the Sacramento Kings to the Brooklyn Nets for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
2009-10 New Orleans Hornets NBA $457,888
2010-11 Sacramento Kings NBA $762,195
2011-12 Sacramento Kings NBA $7,000,000
2012-13 Sacramento Kings NBA $7,525,000
2013-14 Sacramento Kings NBA $8,050,000
Career (may be incomplete) $23,795,083

Contract

Free Agent or Unsigned Draft Pick cap hold ▪ Player, Team, or Early Termination option
Team 2013-14 2014-15
Brooklyn Nets $8,050,000 $8,575,000
  • Signed December 9, 2011 for an assumed $31,150,000 for 4 years.

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