HoopsHype Marcus Thornton rumors

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Injuries to two key Celtics will affect the team at both ends of the floor during tonight’s matchup with the 76ers. Boston will take on Philadelphia without the services of guards Marcus Smart and Marcus Thornton. Smart is listed as day-to-day with a strained left Achilles, and Thornton is set to undergo an MRI today on his strained left calf. NBA.com

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"He's got the green light because he can get hot," said Stevens. "We scrimmaged the other day and [Thornton] got a 3-pointer in transition, then a layup in transition. [Rookie] James Young left his body on the next possession and I told James, ‘You give that guy -- after he just saw the ball go through the net twice -- another shot? Nine times out of 10 he’s going to make it.’ There’s a few guys like that in the league. And we saw that last year with Jordan [Crawford] a little bit. When Jordan got going -- Jordan’s percentages weren’t always great -- but when he got going, the rim seemed like the ocean. That’s what Marcus can do for you. And we need him to do that." ESPN.com

September 11, 2014 Updates

Danny Ainge isn't all that different than most GMs when it comes to wanting to have lots of options in pulling off deals. That's why today is significant for the Celtics' president of basketball operations in his quest to get Boston's roster in order. Tyler Zeller and Marcus Thornton, both acquired via trade on July 10, are now eligible to be included in trades in which they can be paired with other Celtics players. CSNNE.com

Zeller's agent Sam Goldfeder said his client should also benefit from having a familiarity with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens who recruited both of his brothers. "Coach Stevens is someone the Zeller family thought a great deal about as a man," Goldfeder told CSNNE.com. "Forget about basketball. Everyone knows he's a great basketball coach. But they really liked him as a person. He's a good person and Tyler is also a good person. They share similar values off the court. I think that obviously, Brad expects excellence on the court, discipline, hard work and that's what Tyler is all about." CSNNE.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have completed a three-team trade with the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have acquired center Tyler Zeller and a future first-round draft pick from the Cavaliers and guard Marcus Thornton from the Nets. The Nets have acquired Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev while the Cavaliers have acquired a future conditional second round pick from the Celtics and the draft rights to Ilkan Karaman and Edin Bavcic from Brooklyn. NBA.com

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