HoopsHype Marcus Thornton rumors

July 7, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: Cavs engaged Hawks in trade talks about a week ago, source says. Clearing Jack's $6.3m salary is key to opening max slot for LeBron. Twitter @KBergCBS

Nevertheless, the Cavaliers have little choice but to dutifully make the moves necessary to make James an offer. The biggest obstacle remains unloading the contract of Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers have found a landing spot for Jack and his $6.2 million annual salary in the Brooklyn Nets, but only if the Cavs can find a third team to take on Brooklyn's Marcus Thornton, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

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After losing Shaun Livingston -- who agreed to an estimated $16 million, three-year deal with the Warriors in free agency, as reported by Stein -- the Nets are looking into adding another point guard. A league source said the Nets have had discussions about revisiting a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton. The two teams had talks about a potential deal last month, sources told Stein. ESPN.com

June 29, 2014 Updates

Kidd was angered by the Nets decision to trade for Marcus Thornton rather than Jarrett Jack, who he believed would have been a better fit. Nets ownership believe that Kidd's ultimate ambition was to dump Billy King, with whom ownership remains quite satisfied. Kidd believes that King and Nets ownership do not have a long term plan and are too opportunistic. NetsDaily

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According to Dutt, Thornton was long a target of GM Billy King, who tried to acquire the Louisiana product when Avery Johnson was still coaching the Nets. Thornton averaged nearly 20 points in his first two seasons with the Kings, but has struggled amidst sporadic playing time under new head coach Michael Malone. “Marcus is a proven scorer in this league,” King said in a statement. “He is a young talent who will help us in the backcourt.” New York Daily News

February 19, 2014 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets have acquired guard Marcus Thornton from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forward Reggie Evans and guard Jason Terry, it was announced today by General Manager Billy King. "Marcus is a proven scorer in this league," said King. "He is a young talent who will help us in the backcourt." NBA.com

The Sacramento Kings today acquired guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. “Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow,” said D’Alessandro. “They bring a wealth of NBA experience to Sacramento that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our younger players. We also thank Marcus for his contributions and wish him great success going forward.” NBA.com

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