The Cleveland Cavaliers are all in on chasing after LeBron James. They’re even trying to make cap space for him in case he does decide to come home. It looks like the victim of this cap space move is Marcus Thornton.
In pursuit of max slot for LeBron James, Cavs searching for team to take Nets’ Marcus Thornton in deal to unload Jarrett Jack, sources say.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
As free agency continues to heat up, more and more people seem to think LeBron is going back to Cleveland. Call it a pipe dream, a fantasy, or just fans being fans but LeBron to Cleveland is a real story at this point. They’ve been mentioned enough times and have enough young pieces to make the team look enticing enough. Of course, there are still plenty of skeptics that find it hard to believe he would leave a team that just made the NBA Finals.
Caught up in all of this is Marcus Thornton, who has already been traded twice in less than a year and might be on the move again. First it was from Sacramento to Brooklyn during the regular season, then he got moved to Cleveland at the beginning of the offseason. Now Cleveland wants to move the gunner. Thornton has to be sick of this by now.
Thornton averaged 9 points a game last season on 39% shooting. A large part of why he was ineffective was being moved from one team to another. The real appeal of Thornton is his career 36% three point shooting percentage. I’m not sure though that Cavs are going to get anybody to bite unless they give teams something else with Thornton.
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