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Old 10-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default Can Marcus Thornton have big role this season?

Thornton knew he would be a backup before last season began. Then-coach Keith Smart moved Tyreke Evans to shooting guard, Thornton's starting spot, and expected Thornton to provide instant offense off the bench.

But it wasn't until late in the season that Thornton and Smart came to an understanding on how Thornton operated best off the bench. Rather than entering games for the first time at different stages, he consistently came in late in the first quarter.

"It was very tough, very tough," Thornton said. "Coming off the year I had, at first I didn't understand it. But I knew it was for the good of the team, and sometimes you have to make sacrifices. And that's what I did."

-- Sacramento Bee

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