Get an inside look at Marcus Thornton, as the guard answers an array of questions – about life on and off the court – submitted by Kings fans via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
One of the League’s sharpest outside shooters, Marcus Thornton has averaged a team-leading 24.8 points per game on 58.1 percent from the field and 48.3 percent from behind the arc over the last four games. Embracing a sixth man role, No. 23 poured in a season-high 36 points – the most scored by a reserve in the NBA this season – while connecting on a career-high eight three-pointers against Miami on Feb. 26.
Following Monday’s practice, the LSU product took time out to dish on everything from his late-game mentality to his favorite superhero in a Q&A with purple-and-black supporters via Kings.com social media platforms.
MT: “The difference is, as a starter, guys get off to a fast pace, and when you come in off the bench, you have to match their speed of the game or where they (are) already. As a starter, you can kind of jump out and get ahead, so to speak.”
MT: “My older brother taught me how to shoot the ball. It’s funny, because when I first started playing basketball, I had a granny shot, as they would call it back in the day. He taught me how to shoot the regular way and flick my wrist.
“Back in the Michael Jordan era, you had Steve Kerr and all those guys who were lights out, so (I watched them).”
MT: “DeMarcus. He and I developed a close relationship on and off the court. On the court, we might (disagree with) each other sometimes, but as soon as we step off the court, we’re back going shopping and hanging out together.”