Cavs sign Thornton to bring roster to 14

G League guard Marcus Thornton will reportedly sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers.

Free agent guard Marcus Thornton has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from ESPN.

By league rules, the Cavs had to add a 14th player to the roster by Thursday.

Thornton, 25, is a 6-foot-4 guard and had played 37 games for the Canton Charge of the G League this season. He is averaging 18.8 points and is shooting 40 percent on 3-pointers.

Thornton was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the second round (No. 45 overall) in 2015. He played collegiately at William & Mary and was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the year in 2014-15.

He has also played in Italy and Australia, and with the Maine Red Claws of the G League. The Cavs can sign Thornton to a second 10-day contract once the current one expires, but would have to release or sign him for the rest of the year after the second, should they go that route.

2 Comments on "Cavs sign Thornton to bring roster to 14"

  1. The cavaliers have four point guards: hill,clarkson,calderone,perrantes why in the world would they add another little guy? Tall athletic versatile players such as derrick williams or robin lopez or chandler to start at center in place of thompson. Stop the small lineup misconception that lue notoriously uses to his teams detriment. Four helpful players have been added thornton is a misfit.

    • It’s a ten day contract. I’m thinking the Cavs have a big that’s not been let go yet they have their eye on. Plus it gives them an idea of what this guy can do in the “bigs” as he does have good numbers in the G League.

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