Sindarius Thornwell: competent backup shooting guard yeah or nah? He definitely passes the “look at his shooting percentage” test by having shooting percentages (43% from the field, 34% from three) that are perfectly acceptable for a rookie. He also passes the “does he have positive winshares” test by having positive winshares. In fact, he passes most tests, so let’s talk about the tests he doesn’t pass:
-The “looks like his age” test; he’s allegedly 23 years old, but he looks older than Alan Anderson
-The “scores at a decent rate” test: 8.7 points per 36 minutes as a shooting guard is amusingly low. Obligatory comparisons to Tony Snell go here.
-The “has respect for his opponents by not postering them” test; he failed this one spectacularly by putting DeAndre Liggins on a poster and then not even apologizing afterward
DTB’S OFFICIAL FINAL VERDICT OF TRUTH: Sindarius Thornwell IS a a competent backup shooting guard. OFFICIAL FINAL VERDICT PART 2: His name is the coolest name in the NBA in a long, long time.