Detroit—The Cruise announced today that they have claimed Marcus Thornton from the available player pool.
The former LSU Tiger was the 43rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat. Thornton made his NBA debut during the 2009-10 season with the New Orleans Hornets. Thornton appeared in 73 games (17 starts) and posted clips of 14.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over a span of 25.6 minutes per game.
During his eight-year NBA career, Thornton has appeared in 483 games (135) starts with the Hornets, Kings, Nets, Celtics, Suns, Rockets, and Wizards. Thornton holds career averages of 11.9 points. 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists over a span of 23.4 minutes.
Thornton will wear #26 for the Motor Cruise.
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The Motor City Cruise, based in Detroit, MI, are the new NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. One of 30 teams in the NBA G League, the Cruise are one of three new franchises added to the G League this season. They host the Wisconsin Herd in their inaugural home opener on November 11 at Wayne State Arena. Season tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are available on cruisebasketball.com. Stay up to date with the Motor City Cruise by following @MotorCityCruise on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.