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2011 NBA Free Agents: Kings Reportedly Sign Marcus Thornton To Five Year, $40 Million Deal

According to ESPN's Chris Broussard the Sacramento Kings have reportedly inked free agent guard Marcus Thornton to a five year, $40 million dollar deal.

Marcus Thornton signed with Sac Kings for $40 million over five years, source says
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Thornton will become the second highest player on their roster behind veteran John Salmons as the majority of their stars such as DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans are still on their rookie contracts. Thornton, the second year player out of LSU, averaged 12.8 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans and Sacramento last season, seeing a large boost in his minutes as well, going from 16 minutes a game in New Orleans to 38 minutes a game in Sacramento. 

The price tage may seem a little high, but Kings fans seem to be excited about it, as Thornton was a spark plug for Sacramento down the stretch last season and hopefully will be again this season. 

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