Summer League interview series part 2: Marcus Thornton

The Sacramento Kings spent big money on Marcus Thornton in free agency last season and for the most part, he delivered.  Thornton led the Kings in scoring and provided the perimeter shooting the team so desperately needed.

Like DeMarcus Cousins and Isaiah Thomas, Thornton is here in Las Vegas to support his young teammates, flying out from Louisiana before Friday night’s game.

At first glance, Thornton looks like he has added muscle to his frame.  While he is known as a gym rat, he is not known as a workout warrior.  The Kings are looking for Thornton to get stronger this off-season in hopes that he will become more durable and avoid the nagging injuries that limited him to just 51 of the teams 66 games a season ago.  It looks like Thornton has accepted the challenge.


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James Ham is co-owner and senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also provides game day coverage for NBA.com and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart".