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Woj: Nets will waive Marcus Thornton

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No surprise, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Nets will waive Marcus Thornton, which would open a roster spot for Brooklyn.

Thornton, who played for the Nets in 2013-14, is working on an expiring contract, a $980,000 vets minimum deal. The 6’4” Thornton had a reputation as instant offense during most of his career, but his minutes have dropped off. This season, the 29-year-old has averaged 6.6 points per game in 17.4 minutes, shooting 35 percent from deep. That’s about half what he averaged for the Nets.

The Nets could use the open spot in a number of ways.

—They could bring up a player from the Long Island Nets ... or call-up a player from another D-League club.

—They could use it to sign players to 10-day deals.

—They could leave it open so they could take on a player in a lop-sided trade Thursday that would bring in more players than they send out, or...

—They could simply not fill it.

More than one league source has told NetsDaily the Nets are not done. Stay tuned.