Al Thornton RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 100.2 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 100.2 kg.
Al Thornton is leaving Xinjiang after a few days, according to Evan Wang. The former NBA player will part ways with the Chinese team due to poor performances.
Al Thornton returns to China where he has played eight games last season. The former NBA player penned a deal with Xinjiang.
Last season, Thornton moved into the Puerto Rican basketball league, and succeeded in obtaining 20-plus points in a game, showing excellent form. The 29 year old Thornton is the cousin of Sacramento Kings player Marcus Thornton, who averaged 18.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg.
The Zhejiang Lions have signed Al Thornton, who has had an excellent track record in the LA Clippers and Washington Wizards.
Chris Mannix: Former lottery picks Adam Morrison, Julian Wright and Al Thornton on official Nets summer league roster
Adam Morrison, Al Thornton and Julian Wright will get a chance to renew their NBA careers in two weeks when the Nets entry plays in the Orlando Summer League. The three former lottery picks along with Marshon Brooks, Jordan Williams and draft pick Tyshawn Taylor are the big names on the roster, which is not yet complete.
Stefan Bondy: During interview last week, Billy King said Adam Morrison and Al Thornton will be working out at free agent camp at Nets facility this month
Adam Morrison and Al Thornton, two former lottery picks who played overseas this season, are among the 20+ free agents who will participate in the Nets’ first free agent camp later this month, league sources tell NetsDaily. The camp, runs from May 21 to 23. It will include several former NBA draft picks, international players and D-Leaguers.
The bigger issue, though, was Thornton’s off-court life. Thornton established himself as a talented scorer, but also established a reputation as a player who was unwilling to work hard and put in the time to improve. He had a maturity problem, too, and teams that considered signing him were worried that his off-court issues were impeding his on-court progress. One general manager told Sporting News that his team had considered signing Thornton but, “There are a lot of red flags, and you just want to see that he’s got all that under control. He is not a bad guy, he just does not have the reputation of a professional.”
Thornton’s path from rising star to forgotten free agent, he acknowledges, is largely his own doing. For one thing, he played last year for the Wizards and Warriors while battling a knee injury that he didn’t tell anyone about—he was an impending free agent, after all, and thought he could fight through the pain. “I figured it would just go away,” he said.
But Thornton’s phone did not ring. The Nuggets passed. The Celtics, even after losing swingman Jeff Green to a heart issue, didn’t call. As bad as the Bobcats may have been and as thin as the Knicks were, they did not have a place for Thornton. “It was surprising,” Thornton said. “I thought I would be with a team, safe to say that. It was disappointing. I would expect to be on a team, a team that needs help. But it happened. And what happens, happens.”
So Thornton and his agent, Bill Duffy, had a talk. Thornton was going to have to address his off-court troubles if he planned to have a full NBA career. At Duffy’s suggestion, Thornton got help. “I have had a life coach I have been working with, helping me with my life issues,” Thornton said. “It’s really been a good experience for me, because I feel like I can control my life better now. I started this summer, I have been working with him for a while. I can admit, I was doing a lot of immature things. But I am past that.”
Puerto Rican team Brujos de Guayama signed for the season former NBA player Al Thornton. The free agent forward has played last season with Washington and Golden State Warriors scoring 7.4ppg and 3rpg in 71 games.
This week, the Suns worked out a number of shooting guards and small forwards including Jermaine Taylor, Michael Finley and Al Thornton among others. Yesterday, the Clippers held a workout of their own that was attended by Taylor, Finley and Bobby Simmons. Both teams will continue to evaluate players and weigh their options in the coming weeks.
Al Thornton: Tired of being super stressed out but its all good tho. That’s life right. Btw I just got some great news! I’m excited! Thanking God bc he told me to believe in me, myself and I and @AThornton14. Thank you.
A source close to James Posey said the Knicks have been in contact with the forward as recently as Monday. The source said Posey has been in talks with a number of teams and, as of Monday night, no deal had been struck. According to a report Monday from the Boston Globe, the Celtics are not interested in re-signing Posey, who was a key piece to their 2008 NBA championship team. Posey was amnestied by the Indiana Pacers and cleared waivers, so he is free to sign with any team. Other Knicks targets of interest may include Al Thornton and Bostjan Nachbar.
Sean Deveney: Had heard that the Nuggets were in the Al Thornton market. That’s cooled now. Most likely for Thornton: Charlotte and New Orleans.
Looking for reserves. Al Thornton, a 6-foot-8 free-agent forward, is considering signing with the Nuggets, though he said there are four or five other teams interested in his services.
6-foot-8 free agent forward Al Thornton is considering signing with the Nuggets, though he said he has 4-5 other teams also interested in his services. NBA gyms are open now to players from any team – for instance, Ty Lawson has been working out at the Wizards facility near his home in the D.C. area – so Thornton worked out at Pepsi Center today, as did Nuggets Andre Miller, Jordan Hamilton, Kosta Koufos and Gary Forbes. Asked if he’ll sign with Denver, Thornton said, “We’ll see. Hopefully. We’ll see.”
Al Thornton: Really considering China now probably will make a decision in a week or so give me some feedback twitter family!! Thanks!
Damien Wilkins, a free agent who played collegiately at Georgia and for the Hawks last season, is a regular, as is Al Thornton, a free agent who finished last season with the Warriors. Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie, former Georgia teammates who were drafted by the Clippers in June, get their first NBA- level competition here.
Several NBA players from Atlanta are trying to put together a team to take on the other regional squads that have been assembled during the lockout. Josh Smith, Jarrett Jack, Anthony Morrow and Lou Williams have been working out together this summer and are hoping to assemble “Team Atlanta” in the near future. Eligible players would include Dwight Howard, J.J. Hickson, Al Thornton, Jordan Hill, Derrick Favors, Al-Farouq Aminu, Kwame Brown, Josh Powell, Jodie Meeks, Toney Douglas and Jarvis Hayes among others.