Marcus Thornton is like a lot of NBA players. At times, he’s found the hot hand. Thornton has been finding the hot hand in some recent games, but he’d really like to keep it. So would his employer, the Sacramento Kings.
He had the hot hand on Sunday in a 117-103 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Thornton had a combined 12 points the previous two games. But against the Sixers, he was 9-of-12 from the floor, 1-of-4 in 3-pointers and 3-of-3 at the foul-line.
He started out this month on fire with totals of 25, 18 and 32 points his first three games. Then he hit nine points, followed by a 23-point game, then two outings in single digits, and two more contests with 15 and 25 points. He’s shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while averaging 24.2 minutes per game. He’s also shooting a respectable 37.7 percent in threes.
Thornton’s numbers continue to be respectable. He’s at 13 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game and is the key is for Thornton to stay sound physically and mentally. If the Kings can keep on eye on him in in that respect, he’s as dangerous as any other player on the team. The Kings continue to be a threat to teams needing a win for favorable playoff positioning.
Kings fans are waiting to hear if they’ll have a team next season or if it’s moving to Seattle. Regardless. King fans should keep an eye on Thornton, their very own NBA superstar. He’s been playing like a superstar lately, although only at certain times. At other times, Kings fans might wish he would move to Seattle.