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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 271
College: Florida
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Marreese Speights returned from a family funeral in time to play on Sunday, notching four points, five rebounds and one block in 13 minutes off the Warriors' bench.
The Warriors are relying on two injury-prone centers in Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli, so Speights' presence on the bench could prove critical as the season progresses. For now, however, he's not an option in standard fantasy drafts. Oct 19 - 10:59 PM

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Marreese Speights returned to the Warriors after attending his grandfather's funeral.

It is good to see Marreese back and we wish him all the best during this tough time. He could see some quality minutes this season with Jermaine O'Neal considering retirement and Festus Ezeli (shin) still out. Considering how fragile the Warrior's frontcourt is, Speights may carve out a nice role as the season progresses.
Oct 19 - 3:26 PM

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Marreese Speights has had "a good first few days of practice."

Speights was overweight to begin the 2013-14 season, but he showed up early this year and is reportedly in good shape. The fact that he's in the final guaranteed year of his contract may be a factor, and his improved conditioning is even more crucial for the Warriors with Jermaine O'Neal contemplating retirement and Festus Ezeli (shin) out indefinitely.
Oct 5 - 3:00 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said he was impressed with Marreese Speights' shooting and said he could be used as a stretch four.

It might sound a little crazy, but Speights hit a career-high eight 3-pointers last season. Still, he doesn't look like he'll be looking at a significant role with the team while it's even remotely close to full strength.
Sep 26 - 9:38 AM

Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty to a charge of driving under the influence.

He was arrested in Tampa Bay on the morning after his 27th birthday back in August. Speights will likely receive a suspension after his trial is over, which will likely be two or three games. He will serve as depth behind oft-injured Andrew Bogut this year and isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 17 - 9:08 PM

Warriors PF/C Marreese Speights will appear in court for a DUI arraignment on September 16.

The court date shouldn't conflict with any of Speights' professional obligations, but he's likely to face a short suspension once the legal process concludes. P.J. Tucker was recently suspended three games for his "super extreme" DUI arrest, but a two-game suspension is typical.
Aug 13 - 1:12 PM

Marreese Speights was arrested for driving under the influence early Tuesday morning.

Speights was driving home from his 27th birthday party and spent the night in jail after blowing a .103 and .106 on two different Breathalyzer tests. Speights will enter the second year of a three-year contract with the Warriors after averaging 6.4 points and 3.7 boards during his first season with the team, but will likely face a suspension during the 2014-15 season if found guilty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 5 - 1:58 PM

There was reportedly a hallway altercation following Saturday's Game 7 loss to the Clippers, though no punches were thrown.

The Warriors reportedly heard what they thought was a Clippers assistant coach yelling, "It's a little quiet in there," several times outside their locker room. Stephen Curry and Steve Blake were the first to emerge from their locker room to confront some Clippers ball boys. STAPLES Center security, and the LAPD eventually intervened as Marreese Speights and Glen Davis were yelling at each other, and that sums up the situation. It's unlikely that their will be any punishment from the league, and this sort of thing isn't exactly surprising given the intensity of the series and the two teams general dislike for each other. Move along people, nothing to see here.
May 4 - 10:03 AM

Marreese Speights scored nine points on 4-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds and one block in 16 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Wolves.

Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely and Jermaine O'Neal (10 points, four boards, one steal) is a candidate to be held out of Wednesday's game. That makes Speights a likely target to carry the load down low, and he has a history of big games when he's allowed to shoot at will. Hilton Armstrong could also take over O'Neal's lower-minute role.
Apr 15 - 1:54 AM

Marreese Speights took advantage of the Lakers on Friday, scoring 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting with eight rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes.

The Lakers don't even try to play defense so owners should keep that in mind when assessing Speights going forward. The Warriors are basically locked into the No. 6 seed so they may rest some of their key big men down the stretch, and in that case Speights would be worth a look.
Apr 12 - 2:42 AM

Marreese Speights averaged 17.0 points in the Warriors previous two games, but he finished Sunday's easy win with eight points and six rebounds in 16 minutes.

Andrew Bogut's return was the direct cause of Speights' quiet game, and anyone who picked him up for temporary value should promptly return him to the waiver wire.
Apr 6 - 11:39 PM

Marreese Speights scored 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting with nine rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Speights saw some extra minutes due to garbage time and it's unknown how long David Lee and Andrew Bogut will be out. Owners should be looking at a speculative spot play with skepticism. The same goes for Jordan Crawford, who added 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting with three treys, two boards, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.
Apr 3 - 1:24 AM

Marreese Speights started at PF on Sunday but he played only 19 minutes to finish with four points, eight rebounds and one block.

David Lee's hamstring injury has thrust Speights into a bigger role, and it's unclear whether Lee will be ready for Tuesday's game in Dallas. Even if Lee sits out, however, Speights' upside is limited by the Warriors' ability to go small with Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes in the frontcourt.
Mar 30 - 11:57 PM

Marreese Speights started in place of David Lee on Friday with 15 points, eight boards, one block and two fouls in 26 minutes.

He had some success against his former and it's a little unusual for big men to do well against the Grizzlies. Lee (hamstring) is only day-to-day, so Speights is likely just a short-term add for Sunday's game against the Knicks at best.
Mar 29 - 5:44 AM

Marreese Speights came off the bench for 13 points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block on 5-of-10 shooting in 23 minutes on Tuesday.

Andrew Bogut was out, but could return from his ankle injury on Thursday, while Jermaine O'Neal will likely sit for a second time in that one. Speights could do something against the Bucks, but if Bogut plays, all bets are off.
Mar 19 - 2:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
5Jason Kapono
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
5Mitchell Watt
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic