Thornton Undecided About Overseas
Free agent guard Marcus Thornton is refuting a report that he declined a lucrative overseas offer.
“I don’t know where that came from,” Thornton told SLAM in a phone interview of a rumored deal with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
According to a tweet from Dubi Pick of Eurobasket.com, Thornton was offered a $2.2 million contract without an NBA out-clause from the Israeli basketball club. Thornton’s agent, Tony Dutt says the Louisiana native has received several offers for as much as $2.5 million net to play outside of the U.S. But they continue to closely monitor CBA negotiations between the players union and owners before settling on the guard’s next move.
“Once they start cancelling games, ruling preseason games out and ruling regular season games out, I guess that’ll be the last resort before I start really deciding what I want to do,” said Thornton, who confirmed he’s received offers in China and Spain.