Report: Houston Rockets waive Marcus Thornton

Friday February 26th, 2016

The Houston Rockets have waived guard Marcus Thornton, reports Adrian Wojnarwoski of The Vertical.

Thornton was included in a three-team trade that would have sent him and Donatas Motiejunas to the Detroit Pistons earlier this month, but the deal was voided after Motiejunas failed his physical. If Thorntons clears waivers, he will be eligible to be on another team’s playoff roster.

The Rockets signed Thornton to a one-year, veteran minimum contract before the season. He is averaging 10 points and 2.4 rebounds per game so far this season, shooting nearly 34% from three.

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Thornton is a career 36% three-point shooter. The Rockets are 29–29, good for eighth place in the Western Conference.

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