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Marcus Thornton is a young player who has already been traded once, and it looks as if he will be traded again.
Now a member of the Kings, Thornton won't be starting over Tyreke Evans or new draft pick Jimmer Fredette. He is too talented to sit on the bench, so it makes sense to assume the Kings will trade him for assets.
Thornton is a little small for a shooting guard at 6'4'', and as a result, he won't be great at defending the better guards in the league. But similar to Harden, he can score. In 24 minutes a game, Thornton put up almost 13 points per game, and he also shot a decent 37 percent from downtown.
To me, Thornton makes the most sense.
He can score, should be available and shouldn't be too expensive. Either Taj Gibson, or Omer Asik sent back for Thornton should get this trade done. Most likely it will be Asik, as the Kings have DeMarcus Cousins at the four.
At 24 years old, Thornton can be a longtime member of the Bulls and make a living off the open looks Derrick Rose will provide. The Bulls' lineup would look something like this:
PG: Derrick Rose, with C.J. Watson off the bench
SG: Marcus Thornton, with Kyle Korver off the bench
SF: Luol Deng with Ronnie Brewer off the bench
PF: Carlos Boozer, with Taj Gibson off the bench
C: Joakim Noah, with Kurt Thomas off the bench
This lineup screams championship, with the only addition being Thornton.
As a result, Thornton is the perfect player to end with, as he certainly is a shooting guard who can make the Bulls championship favorites.