The 26-year-old Thornton missed his first two games since the trade after battling a stomach illness brought on by a bout with food poisoning.
Today, Andrew Keh of the New York Times reported the identity of the culprit:
I could not agree more, quite frankly. Mac and cheese are a dynamic duo as it is. There's no need to bring extra ingredients into the equation. It's a slippery slope, and as in Thornton's case, it can have unfortunate consequences.
An artist's rendering of the culprit in question:
Hopefully Thornton will be fully recovered and be able to make his Nets debut Wednesday. It's been a rough season for him on the court, and at the dinner table, but new beginnings with Brooklyn should be a good change of scenery for him.