Marcus Thornton traded to Kings

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  1. Brian

    Brian Founding Member

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    Marcus didn't play defense the way Monty demands. MT5 was routinely in Monty's doghouse sadly.

    Carl Landry provides exactly what the Hornets need -- interior defense, rebounding, and scoring off the bench. This move improved the Hornets, and I loved Marcus.
     
  2. ehusson80

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    I may have overreacted a bit in my initial reaction. The talking heads all seem to think this was a very good move. Hope they're right, but damn I really liked MT5.
     
  3. DarkHornet

    DarkHornet Louisiana Sports Fan

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    I agree completely. I think anyone who thinks this was a bad deal for the Hornets probably doesn't follow them that closely. I was really excited about Thornton and wanted to see what he could do with the team. He's a great scorer, but he apparently hasn't done what Williams wants. He was on the last year of his contract and likely wasn't coming back to the team.

    Anytime you can get a big for a small, it's not a bad deal. Add to that the lack of depth at PF, and they needed to do something to shore it up. This also gives them insurance for when West likely decides not to come back next year. All in all, this improved the team. Good look to Marcus in Sacramento.
     
  4. Richdog

    Richdog 02 Cecilia alumni champs

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    how much does this suck for Marcus? going from new orleans to sacramento. ugh. I'm not just talking about basketball. I'm talking about the 2 cities.
     
  5. Brian

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    He doesn't have to re-sign with Sacramento, but he'll be happier there with his minutes and freedom to shoot the ball similar to his rookie season in NOLA. Marcus wasn't always giving his best effort on defense and was lost at times on rotations and the Hornets have predicated themselves on winning with defense this season.

    I loved seeing Marcus jack the rock and light people up. Seeing Cleveland unable to defend him last year and LeBron actually go out to guard him and still not stop him was amazing. He's got a ton of talent, but perhaps not the best attitude. Getting away from the local area where people are always telling you how good you are and you should be playing might be the best thing for him. It worked out for Brandon Bass for sure.

    Meanwhile, the Hornets have a guy they can plug into PF if West doesn't re-sign this offseason and he provides the best depth the Hornets have ever had in the frontline since Chris Paul has been with the team. Emeka, West, and Landry is quite a trio.
     
  6. GreatestStory

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    Marcus Thornton scores 29 points in his debut for the Kings (and he only played 27 minutes).

    (SOURCE: NBA.com - The Game Happens Here )
     

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