Benching helped Thornton 

December, 2, 2013
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Marcus Thornton began the season as the Sacramento Kings starting shooting guard, but after six games head coach Michael Malone decided to bench him in favor of rookie Ben McLemore. The situation got worse for Thornton as he received four consecutive DNP-CD's recently as Malone gave the backup minutes to Jimmer Fredette, but in the last two games he's back in the rotation.

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