Kings ship Thornton to Nets for Terry, Evans

Kings ship Thornton to Nets for Terry, Evans
February 19, 2014, 10:30 am
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Marcus Thornton is averaging 8.3 points in 24.4 minutes per game for the Kings this year. (USATSI)

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The Kings and Nets agreed on a trade sending Marcus Thornton to Brooklyn in exchange for Jason Terry and Reggie Evans, the team announced on Wednesday.

“Adding Jason and Reggie provides our roster with toughness and veteran leadership that will help this team continue to grow,” said GM Pete D’Alessandro. “They bring a wealth of NBA experience to Sacramento that will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our younger players. We also thank Marcus for his contributions and wish him great success going forward.”     

In 46 games with Sacramento this season Thornton averaged just 8.3 points per game while shooting 38% from the field.

He was due to make just under $8.7 million next season.

The 36-year-old Terry has appeared in just 35 games for the Nets this year and is averaging a career-worst 4.5 points per game in a career-low 16.3 minutes per contest.

He is slated to make almost $5.5 million in the 2014-15 season.

Evans, a 12-year veteran, is averaging 2.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game.

He is scheduled to earn nearly $1.8 million next season.