Thornton has the skill. He scored like 23 his first game coming off the bench this season. Hell, he was scoring double digits every game he came off the bench I think, even 12 pts the last game he played. He can shoot when in rhythm, play passing lanes, is great in transition, etc. Jimmer just got the chance b/c he's a different
type of player the Kings needed. Jimmer has the drive, energy, positivity, etc. This has nothing to do w/ Thornton's skill but his personality and attitude instead (which isn't toxic, it just doesn't fit Malone's style).
That being said, I say Kings just try to get a 2nd rnd pick for him. W/ the new rotation, the synergy and chemistry on the team is REAL nice. I'd say try to get a shot-blocker but N'Diaye looks to be able to fill that role w/ some more practice.
Btw, andremiller, didnt I say just wait for Prince Luc to get more PT?