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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Florida
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The Warriors have picked up their team option for Marreese Speights for the 2015-16 season.
It's a good deal for the Warriors, who will owe Speights around $3.8 million for this upcoming season. The Warriors have drafted two solid young power forwards in the last two drafts in Kevon Looney and James Michael McAdoo, so they'll be looking to unload David Lee. Jun 29 - 2:47 PM

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General manager Bob Meyers said he's leaning toward picking up Marreese Speights' team option.

The Warriors may have had a solid pickup last year with James Michael McAdoo and they also went power forward with Kevon Looney at 30. The Warriors will be looking to unload David Lee in the next few months.
Jun 26 - 3:16 AM

Marreese Speights has not played a single minute for the Warriors since his missed dunk during Game 2, but he's not letting that shake his confidence.

"Why would it be in my head?" Speights said regarding the missed dunk. "I played five minutes. Yeah, I missed a dunk, but at the end of the day, it happens in this league. People don’t realize I was plus-four that game. My confidence is always high no matter what it is." Speights is a confident guy, and he'll jack up as many shots as the Warriors will let him take, however that missed dunk did end up being significant as the Dubs lost Game 2 in overtime by just two points. It's unclear if he'll get into the rotation during Game 4, but if he does, it won't be for much more than a five-minute stint.
Source: ibabuzz.com
Jun 11 - 5:24 PM

Marreese Speights played nine minutes against the Cavs in a Game 1 win on Thursday with eight points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

He gave the Warriors a nice boost in the first half to help them overcome their slow start. Speights loves to take his shots while he's out there as one of the higher usage rate big men in the NBA. If the Warriors stall on offense, Speights seems to be part of the solution. His calf issue is behind him.
Jun 5 - 12:32 AM

Marreese Speights (calf) is "ready to go" and scrimmaged well in practice.

It'll be interesting how much time he gets with Festus Ezeli playing so well. Speights is more of an offensive guy, which won't be a big need for the Warriors in this series.
Jun 4 - 7:31 PM

Marreese Speights is not on the injury report for Game 1.

He didn't play at all against the Rockets and has been out since May 9. Festus Ezeli has been outstanding and is a better rim protector, so he might be a better fit against the Cavs.
Jun 3 - 10:52 PM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that Marreese Speights (calf) is "ready to go" for Game 1 of the Finals.

Speights has been sidelined since the Warriors' second-round series against the Grizzlies, but he'll be back in action for the Finals. However, he'll have a very limited role with the Dubs, maxing out at around 12 minutes per game, which isn't enough time to put up any meaningful fantasy value. He'll provide Golden State with some depth, but he's not a fantasy option in most formats.
Jun 2 - 3:50 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) is "not too far off" from being able to practice.

Speights has been out since the Western Conference semis, and while his role is up in the air at this stage, Steve Kerr won't complain about having more options as his team prepares for the NBA Finals.
Jun 1 - 9:32 AM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He is doing some on-court work and is progressing. Speights has essentially been ruled out for the Western Conference Finals, but he could be ready to face the Cavs.
May 27 - 7:22 PM

Marreese Speights (right calf) advanced to running the stairs on Monday.

He's still out for Game 4, but could get back to court work in the next day or two. Speights could be ready for the NBA Finals, but obviously the Warriors may not need him. Festus Ezeli has really stepped up for the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.
May 25 - 3:13 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) is making progress, but he will not play in Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday.

David Lee was initially the one getting the minutes with Speights sidelined, but he's nearly fallen out of the rotation entirely during the Houston series. Festus Ezeli has earned himself a nice role off the bench in the Conference Finals, but with averages of just 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 block over 13.6 minutes of action, he's not much of an asset in fantasy basketball. Speights is unlikely to be a factor the rest of the way.
May 24 - 2:21 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 3 on Saturday.

He is expected to be held out for the first five game of the series against Houston, so this isn't a surprise. With Speights out of the lineup, Festus Ezeli should see around 10-12 minutes per game moving forward. Head coach Steve Kerr did say that Speights has shown improvement, so we will continue to track his progress closely.
May 23 - 10:51 AM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 2 on Thursday.

He is expected to be out for the first five games of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors got a lot out of Festus Ezeli in Game 1 and they'll likely look to him again.
May 20 - 4:08 PM

Marreese Speights expects his moderately strained calf to sideline him for at least the first five games of the Western Conference Finals.

Speights has already been ruled out for Tuesday's series opener and it sounds like he'll be on the shelf a while longer. His absence opens up extra opportunities for David Lee off the bench, with Festus Ezeli also playing more minutes vs. Dwight Howard and the Rockets.
May 19 - 8:06 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

Without Speights, David Lee should continue to see roughly 15 minutes a game, which isn't enough time for him to put up any meaningful statistics in fantasy hoops. It's unclear when Speights will be able to return, but he hasn't held a big enough role with the Warriors to significantly alter the Dubs' rotations.
May 17 - 3:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Chris Babb
5Ian Clark
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2Marreese Speights
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Jason Thompson