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Cavs to sign Canton guard Marcus Thornton to 10-day contract

CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers have agreed to sign Marcus Thornton of the Canton Charge to a 10-day contract, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski.

With his signing, the Cavs still have one open roster spot. Thornton is averaging 18.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists while shooting 40.4 percent from deep in 37 games for the Charge this season.

The 25-year-old guard was selected for the 12-man FIBA World Cup Qualifiers USA Basketball squad, and will play in first round first round of the qualifiers.  Thornton played collegiately at William & Mary and was selected as the 45th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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  1. William naismith

    February 22, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Are the cavaliers collecting point guards? Hill, clarkson,calderone, perrantes, and now thornton along with several shooting guards. The team needs tall athletic versatile players and a legitimate center, not another small guy who, I hope,lue plans not to use thornton, the fourth string point guard yet maybe used out of position at shooting guard to once again have a small lineup lue is notorious for using. They should have acquired derrick williams and look to add a center, robin lopez or tyson chandler to start in place of thompson and then they are in position to attain a world title again.

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