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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Florida
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (16) / PHI
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Marreese Speights played well off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Rockets, scoring 15 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes.
He scored 15 points in his last outing and has taken firm control of the backup center spot with Festus Ezeli (knee) out indefinitely. However, Speights is only going to play minutes in the teens on most occasions, so he's not a great add outside of deeper formats. Feb 10 - 1:22 AM

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Marreese Speights recorded his first double-double of the season on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 12 points with 10 boards, two assists and one block in 24 minutes.

The Warriors won by 21 points, so garbage time was obviously a factor. Festus Ezeli picked up another DNP-CD and isn't ready to return from his foot injury yet, so Speights logged minutes as the backup center and has now played well in two straight performances. That being said, he is still only worth a look in very deep leagues and could be out of the rotation when Ezeli returns.
Jan 6 - 1:19 AM

Marreese Speights scored a season-high 15 points against the Hornets on Monday with two rebounds and one block in 17 minutes.

Mo Buckets, mo' season highs. Festus Ezeli (toe) was held out for this game, which probably won't happen on Tuesday against the Lakers. If you wildly rode with the Speights Cowboy, you can probably drop him.
Jan 5 - 3:00 AM

Marreese Speights said he's willing to sacrifice a larger role for the good of the team.

Though Speights said he's a bit frustrated with his diminished role, he said he's willing to sacrifice for the better good. "This year has probably been the worst," Speights said. "This year has probably been the most frustrating. But at the end of the day, I understand that if you’re winning, that goal at the year is one of the great feelings ever in the world." Speights will see extra minutes as long as Festus Ezeli (toe) is sidelined, but he doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Marreese Speights returned to Golden State's rotation with Festus Ezeli (toe) out on Wednesday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and three turnovers.

Starting C Andrew Bogut continues to play well, finishing tonight's rare defeat with nine points on 4-of-4 FGs, 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal, and Ezeli has established himself as Bogut's backup. Ezeli is day-to-day which means that Speights is a non-factor in nearly all fantasy leagues.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:55:00 AM

Marreese Speights is expected to play the backup center spot in place of Festus Ezeli (toe).

The only Warrior with a higher usage rate than Mo Buckets is Stephen Curry (leg) this year, so this could be interesting. The Warriors also can't go with their small-ball lineup if Curry is out, so Speights might be able to get 20-plus minutes. You're playing with fire if you use Speights, but he might have a chance to perform tonight.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 01:43:00 PM

The Warriors may consider trading Marreese Speights, according to Dubs Insider Monte Poole.

Speights hasn't produced while he's been on the court this season, which has led to Festus Ezeli soaking up most of his minutes. If Mo Buckets continues to play like Mo Bricks, it's certainly a possibility that the Warriors look elsewhere for a stretch-four that can provide a scoring punch off the bench.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Marreese Speights played 13 minutes and scored 14 points with four rebounds, one assist and one block against the Rockets on Friday.

He actually didn't play in garbage time here, so this is just Mo Speights, Mo Buckets. He should have a similar workload on Saturday, but don't expect a 43.9 usage rate like tonight.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 03:20:00 AM

Marreese Speights is focused on conditioning and wants consistent minutes this season.

"I was sizzling in some games, coming through big in some games. And, still, at the end of the day, minutes got cut," Speights said. He does boxing workouts at least four times per week in a place without air conditioning. Speights said he "got a little big" late last season, which wasn't tough to tell if you watched the Warriors last season. With James Michael McAdoo looking even better and Jason Thompson now in the fold, the 28-year-old Speights is no lock to be in the rotation.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 05:52:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 02:47:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 03:16:00 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
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 05:24:00 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.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 12:32:00 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.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 07:31:00 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.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

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