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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
Contract: view contract details

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Marreese Speights is reportedly nearing an agreement on a deal with the Guangzhou Long Lions of China.
Speights had a tough time getting into the rotation in Orlando this past season, contributing meager averages of 7.7 points, 2.6 boards and 1.7 triples per contest on 39.5% shooting, so he'll head overseas for a larger role and better payday. He'll be able to return to an NBA team once the CBA season concludes, but Mo' Buckets is irrelevant in fantasy hoops. Jun 18 - 5:56 PM

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Marreese Speights was ejected for throwing an elbow at Marcin Gortat on Wednesday night.

Gortat wasn't happy with Speights after a hard foul on Tomas Satoransky, which caused the altercation. Speights has been out of the rotation for the most part in the second half of the season.
Apr 11 - 9:34 PM

Marreese Speights was a healthy DNP-CD on Wednesday.

The veteran missed a recent two-game road trip for personal reasons, but his absence the past two games is simply a result of coach Frank Vogel's rotations. With the Magic leaning into their young guys, there's no reason to expect Speights to re-emerge.
Feb 28 - 10:31 PM

Marreese Speights (personal) will not travel with the Magic on their upcoming two-game road trip so he can attend to a personal matter.

The Magic play in Philadelphia on Saturday and OKC on Monday. Nikola Vucevic (hand) returned to the Orlando lineup on Thursday, giving the Magic plenty of depth. Bismack Biyombo and Khem Birch will both likely remain ahead of Speights on the depth chart. Speights should be left on waivers.
Feb 23 - 1:21 PM

Marreese Speights dropped out of Orlando's rotation on Thursday.

Nikola Vucevic (hand) was back tonight and the Magic rolled with him, Bismack Biyombo and Khem Birch at the center position. Speights is about as obvious a shutdown candidate as you'll find -- he's the second-oldest player on the team (behind Arron Afflalo) and is headed for unrestricted free agency.
Feb 22 - 9:53 PM

Marreese Speights scored 12 points off the bench on Monday vs. Miami with five rebounds, one assist and two triples in 17 minutes.

We're not quite sure why he's still getting run over Khem Birch since the season is already lost, but here we are. With Aaron Gordon (hip) set to miss at least one more game, Speights might be relevant for a little longer.
Feb 5 - 11:01 PM

Marreese Speights will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Heat.

Aaron Gordon (hip) has been ruled out for Monday and Tuesday, but Orlando will go back to Mario Hezonja in the first unit tonight. Speight's role hinges on the game script, so he's a risky play tonight.
Feb 5 - 6:19 PM

Marreese Speights started vs. L.A. on Wednesday and scored a game-high 21 points with four rebounds, three 3-pointers and one assist in 23 minutes of action.

Speights started in place of Aaron Gordon (strained hip flexor), which bumped Mario Hezonja back to the bench. The veteran big man sank 6-of-11 field goals and 6-of-7 free throws, and he's now averaging 19.0 points over the past two games. Gordon is day-to-day, however, so Speights is just a DFS and streaming option.
Jan 31 - 10:42 PM

Mareese Speights will replace Mario Hezonja in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

It's interesting that Speights is getting the start over Hezonja with Aaron Gordon (hip) out again, considering Hezonja posted 17 points, three triples, three boards, two assists and a block in a start on Tuesday, but it is what it is. In Speights previous start this season, he only managed to put up 7.0 points, two 3-pointers, one rebound, one turnover and nothing else in 18 minutes, so he's still not a great target tonight.
Jan 31 - 5:21 PM

Marreese Speights scored 17 points with five rebounds, two assists, a steal, a block and four 3-pointers in 21 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Rockets.

This was probably Speights' best game of the season, although he scored 19 and 18 points in a couple games earlier in the season. He hadn't scored more than six points in his previous six games and simply saw a boost in minutes with Aaron Gordon out with a hip injury. Gordon's likely out again on Wednesday and Mario Hezonja should start, but Speights might be able to have another meaningful game. However, he's also very hard to trust given the way he's played for most of the season.
Jan 30 - 11:43 PM

Mareese Speights returned from his one-game absence with three points, one assist and one 3-pointer in six minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

Khem Birch is surging in the second unit and he's probably going to knock Speights out of the rotation in the very near future.
Jan 18 - 10:16 PM

Marreese Speights (personal) has been ruled out Tuesday's game vs. Minnesota.

Speights is averaging just 13.3 minutes per game, so this doesn't make much of an impact in most fantasy formats. Aaron Gordon could log a few more minutes than usual.
Jan 16 - 7:01 PM

Marreese Speights double-doubled vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two triples in 21 minutes.

The Magic usually turn to Speights when they are in comeback mode and that was the case tonight. This was his first game with 20+ minutes since Nov. 24, so he's not worth adding in most formats.
Jan 9 - 11:22 PM

Marreese Speights scored 16 points in 15 minutes on Thursday vs. the Pistons, hitting 5-of-13 shots with five rebounds, one assist, one block and two triples.

When he's hot, he's hot. Speights is good for a big game every now and then, but his window to produce consistent fantasy value is likely closed with Aaron Gordon back. He'll still have some nice nights behind Bismack Biyombo if the Magic are trailing and need his scoring, but he's too unreliable in most formats.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:59:00 PM

Marreese Speights came off the bench to hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points, six rebounds and a steal in just 17 minutes of Tuesday's loss.

He's playing mostly at power forward and his minutes are going to be shaky, even with center Nikola Vucevic out with a broken hand. And once Aaron Gordon is back from his calf strain, Speights will just be a designated 3-point shooter off the bench, competing with Jonathan Isaac for minutes off the bench.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Shelvin Mack
SG1Jonathon Simmons
2Terrence Ross
3Arron Afflalo
4Rodney Purvis
SF1Evan Fournier
2Mario Hezonja
3Wesley Iwundu
4Jamel Artis
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Jonathan Isaac
3Khem Birch
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Marreese Speights