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Marcus Thornton agrees to 1-year minimum deal with Rockets, per report

The 28-year-old shooting guard is heading to Houston.

Marcus Thornton agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Houston Rockets, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

By signing Thornton to the veteran minimum, the Rockets can still sign a player to a mid-level exception deal.

Entering his seventh year in the NBA, the Rockets will be the shooting guard's sixth team. Thornton can be an offensive threat off the bench, but he isn't the player he once was when he was a go-to guy for the Sacramento Kings for a spell.

For his career, Thornton has averaged 12.7 points per game, but his production has dropped since he averaged 18.7 points per game for the Kings during the 2011-12 season. Last season with the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns, Thornton put up 7.9 points in 15 minutes per game.

The Rockets keep adding depth to an already sharpshooting bench. At a low price, Thornton is a great addition who can provide some backup for James Harden and Corey Brewer. The signing comes after the Rockets re-signed Patrick Beverley to a deal earlier this week.