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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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Marreese Speights followed up Sunday's 28-point game with eight points (4-of-5 FGs) and five rebounds vs. the Heat on Tuesday.
Andrew Bogut (eye) missed most of Sunday's game but he was back in action tonight, which limited Speights to his usual 15 minutes of action. He scored double-digit points in four straight games prior to Tuesday but it will be hard for him to keep up that pace as the Warriors' backup center. Owners in standard leagues shouldn't hang onto him if there's a free agent with more upside. Nov 25 - 10:22 PM

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After scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting during Sunday's win in Oklahoma City, Marreese Speights thanked Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

Speights almost single-handedly kept the Warriors in the game after Andrew Bogut left with an orbital contusion, and afterward coach Steve Kerr could only say, "Mo Speights, again, is ridiculous." He used the spotlight to take a shot at his adversary Perkins, saying, "[Perkins] thinks he’s a tough guy, but at the end of the day, his game is terrible. He always has something to say to me, every time we play against each other. It always gets me going, so: ‘Shout out to Perkins’ for helping me get this game."
Nov 24 - 1:27 AM

Marreese Speights caught fire once Andrew Bogut went down with an orbital contusion on Sunday, scoring a season-high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting in just 25 minutes of action.

Speights has been a scoring machine off Golden State's bench this year, averaging 10.2 points in just 13.3 minutes per game. He added seven rebounds and two assists tonight, without any steals or blocks, and should be a terrific fill-in fantasy option if Bogut's injury costs him any games.
Nov 23 - 10:10 PM

Steve Kerr said Marreese Speights is "going to play a lot" for the Warriors.

Speights has seized the backup center role and has run with it. "He's earned that backup role," Kerr said. Speights dropped 24 points and nine rebounds in just 20 minutes (8-of-11 shooting) against the Lakers on Sunday, and he's playing with extreme confidence under his new head coach. "He's my new favorite player, Mo Speights," Kerr added. Speights improved his work ethic during the offseason, and that work has translated to results for both Speights and the Warriors.
Nov 17 - 11:25 AM

Marreese Speights blew up in Sunday's easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 24 points on 8-of-11 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs with nine rebounds in just 20 minutes of action.

Speights tied his season high with 16 points in the first half alone, benefiting from the Lakers' utter lack of interior defense. He didn't have any assists, steals or blocks tonight, and is only worth a look if you need scoring and rebounding in deep leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:14 AM

Marreese Speights gave the Warriors a huge lift off of the bench on Saturday, finishing with 13 points, six boards, two assists and a steal in just 15 minutes.

While these are fantastic numbers for such limited minutes, owners need to be aware of the fact that David Lee (hamstring) should be back very shortly. In the meantime, deep league owners can continue to roll the dice on Speights for short-term value, as he has been excellent under new coach Steve Kerr.
Nov 16 - 10:16 AM

Marreese Speights came off the bench and chipped in 16 points and five rebounds on 8-of-13 shooting in 18 minutes on Wednesday.

Temper your expectations on Speights, as he'll play a smaller role once David Lee is back from his hamstring injury. But Speights was quite nice off the bench tonight.
Oct 30 - 1:59 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Justin Holiday
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic