Marcus Thornton signs deal with the Houston Rockets

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We are deep into NBA Free Agency now and all of the big name free agents have signed their new contracts.

BIG Spending

Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.

This isn't one of those deals. But it is still important for the Houston Rockets, who have managed to grab themselves a new point guard.


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Thornton In

According to a report from Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets have signed guard Marcus Thornton on a one-year contract for the 2015-16 NBA season.

"The Rockets reached agreement on one-year deal with Thornton on Sunday," Feigen wrote yesterday. The deal will be at the veteran minimum, he went on to add.

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Thornton went on to reveal why he decided to join Houston, saying that their style of play suits him down to the ground and the fact that they will be looking to go deep in to the playoffs.

“The Rockets were the right choice because of their style of play – up tempo,” Thornton said. “That’s when I’m at my best. And they are a playoff team that is always competing for a title year in and year out and that’s what I want to do. Win on the biggest stage.”

The Rockets have made offers to veterans Jason Terry and Josh Smith, but both have yet to sign a contract and are considering their options ahead of the new season.

Thornton has averaged 12.7 points per game in six NBA seasons on 42.9 percent shooting, making 36.2 percent of his 3-pointers. He made 40.6 percent of his 3s with Boston and Phoenix last season.

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