Thornton Thriving in Sixth Man Role
Marcus Thornton was the Kings’ leading scorer last season. He also was perhaps their best shooter in pressure situations.
What happened to Thornton after he averaged a career-high 18.7 points? He became the Kings’ sixth man.
Kings coach Keith Smart said it wasn’t the best meeting when he told Thornton he didn’t plan to start him. Thornton, however, has bought in.
“(Smart) felt like it was the best thing for the team,” Thornton said. “We sat there and talked about it. I think it is. If he’s with it, I’m with it.”