HoopsHype Al Thornton rumors

February 18, 2012 Updates
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December 19, 2011 Updates

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. ESPN.com

December 8, 2011 Updates

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. Twitter

December 6, 2011 Updates

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. Denver Post

December 5, 2011 Updates

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.” Denver Post

October 15, 2011 Updates

Al Thornton: Really considering China now probably will make a decision in a week or so give me some feedback twitter family!! Thanks! Twitter

October 13, 2011 Updates
October 1, 2011 Updates

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. HoopsWorld

March 4, 2011 Updates

The Golden State Warriors have signed free-agent forward Al Thornton after he was released by the Washington Wizards earlier this week. Golden State said Thursday that Thornton was expected to join the Warriors before Friday night's game with the Celtics in Boston. ESPN.com

March 2, 2011 Updates

Al Thornton has reached a buyout agreement with the Washington Wizards and is headed to the Golden State Warriors as long as he clears waivers later this week, according to sources briefed on Thornton's plans. Thornton secured his freedom Tuesday by negotiating a contract settlement with Washington, becoming the latest player to hit the open market via a flurry of buyouts before Tuesday's 11:59 P.M. deadline. ESPN.com

Michael Lee: Sources say Al Thornton's buyout was for $400K. Crazy thing, word around league Troy Murphy - who makes $10 mil more than Al - gave up $300K Twitter

March 1, 2011 Updates

Alex Kennedy: The Washington Wizards have waived Al Thornton, according to press release. Plenty of teams will show interest in the former lottery pick. Twitter

Chris Broussard: Al Thornton has a destination set up, just hoping to clear waivers. He was waived by mutual agreement in Washington Twitter

December 25, 2010 Updates

The Washington Wizards denied a Washington Post report Saturday that two teammates were involved in an altercation outside a local nightclub early Friday morning. According to The Post, power forward Andray Blatche and center JaVale McGee were involved in a dispute outside the Shadow Room. "The team looked into the matter earlier today and determined it was simply a disagreement between teammates," a team spokesman said in a statement to the paper. ESPN.com

December 15, 2010 Updates

The Wizards have lost five in a row and nine of their past 10 games overall, and now they are resigned to simply accepting the moral victories. Injuries have kept the Wizards from getting a clear picture of what they have and what they could possibly become, which is becoming increasingly frustrating. "I haven't been a part of nothing like this," forward Al Thornton said after the Wizards utilized their 10th different starting lineup through the first 23 games against the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Washington Post

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