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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Florida
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (16) / PHI
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Marreese Speights scored a season-high 19 points with two rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.
When we see Speights go off like this, you know it's garbage time. Mo Buckets, mo' problems. Nov 12 - 12:15 AM

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Marreese Speights scored a season-high 18 points vs. the Pelicans on Monday, shooting 6-of-11 from the field with five rebounds and three assists.

He was due for an outburst, so Speights promptly buried a career-high six 3-pointers in 22 minutes. He had the hot hand and took Bismack Biyombo's (eight minutes) playing time tonight, and it helped that Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac were both in foul trouble. With that said, fantasy owners can ignore him for the most part.
Oct 30 - 11:44 PM

Marreese Speights scored three points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in three minutes against the Nets on Friday.

Mo Buckets preseason usage rate: 39.1. Mo Buckets regular season usage rate: 41.0.
Oct 21 - 12:47 AM

Marreese Speights filled it up with 15 points in 18 minutes vs. Dallas on Monday, shooting 5-of-10 from the field with one rebound and four triples.

He finally got an extended look after playing a total of 20 minutes in his first two games, but that's because Bismack Biyombo was rested. Speights will give the Magic a scoring punch off the bench, but it looks like he's comfortably behind Nikola Vucevic and Biyombo for now. He's not a reliable fantasy target and his role could be vary depending on the game script.
Oct 10 - 12:05 AM

Elfrid Payton said Marreese Speights will "be a great fit with our team."

"He’ll be able to knock down threes and he’ll space the floor, which will create driving lanes for me and others," Payton said. Speights is a strong per-minute producer and averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 treys in 15.7 minutes per game last season. He's probably looking at minutes in the teens in Orlando, but said he's ready to accept whatever role is asked of him. While he's not a standard-league target, Speights could have some low-end value in very deep leagues.
Source: Hoopshype
Aug 24 - 12:36 PM

Marreese Speights said it's a "dream" to be able to suit up for his hometown team in Orlando.

"Playing for the Magic has always been a dream of mine," said Speights. "The arena is an hour and 20 minutes from my house in St. Pete. I grew up watching them; I became a big fan of them as a kid and that’s when I fell in love with the game. I’ve always wanted to play for the Magic. This is a dream come true." While it's nice to hear that Speights has now realized one of his childhood dreams, he won't be playing enough with the Magic to make a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops.
Source: HoopsHype
Aug 23 - 12:33 PM

Magic sign F/C Marreese Speights.

The Magic were dying for a third center and they'll bring the former Florida Gator back to the Sunshine State. Speights could be used situationally for the Magic to help space the floor, but he's unlikely to see much playing time on his new team.
Jul 27 - 4:55 PM

Free agent Marreese Speights will sign with the Magic on a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum, according to USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt.

Speights declined a $2.1 million player option with the Clippers, in the hopes of earning a mid-level-exception deal worth more than $8 million annually. That didn't work out, but the 29-year-old big man would give Orlando a different, court-stretching option in a frontcourt that features Nikola Vucevic and Bismack Biyombo.
Jul 23 - 10:14 PM

Marreese Speights is "on course" to sign with the Magic according to basketball writer David Pick.

The two sides had a face-to-face meeting on Saturday and it obviously "went well." Speights was looking for the mid-level exception of about $8.2 million when free agency started, so it will be interesting to see what he ends up getting. The Magic do have a $4.3MM room exception, so they may offer him that. Don't expect him to have much fantasy value behind Nikola Vucevic in Orlando.
Jul 23 - 1:44 PM

The Magic and Marreese Speights had a face-to-face meeting.

The Magic could really use another center and Speights should come fairly cheap. Speights likely won't be going back to the Clippers and he has also seen some interest from the Hawks, who may need a center more than any team.
Jul 22 - 9:25 PM

The Hawks will no longer pursue unrestricted free agent Marreese Speights.

Speights' camp was in talks with Atlanta over the past week, but neither side was able to come to terms on a deal. Speights is hoping that he can see a rise from last year's salary of $1.4 million, but at this point, there aren't a ton of teams out there with cap space who are also in need of a reserve big man. Thus far, the Clippers have been the only other team to express interest in Speights.
Jul 16 - 3:45 PM

The Clippers still have interest in re-signing Marreese Speights, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Speights opted out of his contract this offseason in the hopes that he would see a significant pay raise from the $1.4 million he made last season. However, free agency money has mostly dried up as teams are running out of cap space. Speights may have to settle for a deal near the veteran's minimum next season. Turner notes that while the Clippers have expressed interest, "a deal is not close."
Jul 15 - 10:35 AM

Marreese Speights is looking for the mid-level exception of about $8.2 million per year according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.

Speights has already officially opted out his player option for next season, so he's an unrestricted free agent this summer. With the Clippers hoping to re-sign Blake Griffin and Chris Paul to max deals, Speights' contract demands are likely going to be too high for the Clippers to bring him back. He's a nice per-minute guy with averages of 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 treys in 15.7 minutes per game, so hopefully he can find himself a nice role this summer.
May 25 - 12:26 PM

Marreese Speights has officially opted out of his contract with the Clippers.

This was expected. It was an easy decision for Speights, as he was set to make just $1.4 million next season. He averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 treys in 15.7 minutes per game in 2016-17. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, he will likely be able to land a deal for around $5 million annually.
May 23 - 12:06 PM

Marreese Speights is expected to decline his player option for 2017-18.

It's a no-brainer for Speights, as he's going to opt out of a deal that would only pay him $1.4 million next season. The 29-year-old veteran averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 triples in 15.7 minutes per game, and he is reportedly looking for a mid-level deal that will start around $8.4 million per season.
May 1 - 12:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Terrence Ross
2Arron Afflalo
SF1Evan Fournier
2Jonathon Simmons
3Mario Hezonja
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Jonathan Isaac
3Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Marreese Speights