HoopsHype Marcus Thornton rumors

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

The Sacramento Kings are finalizing a deal to send guard Marcus Thornton to the Brooklyn Nets for guard Jason Terry and forward Reggie Evans, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Talks intensified this week and pushed close to full completion on Wednesday morning, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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