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Marreese Speights | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/4/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 255
College: Florida
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (16) / PHI
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Marreese Speights is looking for the mid-level exception of about $8.2 million per year according to Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times.
Speights has already officially opted out his player option for next season, so he's an unrestricted free agent this summer. With the Clippers hoping to re-sign Blake Griffin and Chris Paul to max deals, Speights' contract demands are likely going to be too high for the Clippers to bring him back. He's a nice per-minute guy with averages of 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 treys in 15.7 minutes per game, so hopefully he can find himself a nice role this summer. May 25 - 12:26 PM

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Marreese Speights has officially opted out of his contract with the Clippers.

This was expected. It was an easy decision for Speights, as he was set to make just $1.4 million next season. He averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 treys in 15.7 minutes per game in 2016-17. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, he will likely be able to land a deal for around $5 million annually.
May 23 - 12:06 PM

Marreese Speights is expected to decline his player option for 2017-18.

It's a no-brainer for Speights, as he's going to opt out of a deal that would only pay him $1.4 million next season. The 29-year-old veteran averaged 8.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 blocks and 1.3 triples in 15.7 minutes per game, and he is reportedly looking for a mid-level deal that will start around $8.4 million per season.
May 1 - 12:10 PM

Mo Speights will move to the bench on Friday for Game 6 against the Jazz.

He has not been very good on the defensive end and the Jazz have held their defensive integrity with Speights out there spreading the floor. He could be a DNP-CD.
Apr 28 - 9:58 PM

Marreese Speights started in place of Blake Griffin (toe) on Sunday, finishing with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

Griffin is done for the playoffs, which means L.A. will need more from Speights and Paul Pierce (scoreless with one rebound in 12 minutes). Speights was disappointing from a DFS standpoint tonight, which could depress his ownership rates when L.A. hosts the Jazz on Tuesday.
Apr 24 - 12:08 AM

Marreese Speights is starting on Sunday, as expected.

Earlier in the day Doc Rivers said Speights would "probably" start, so this merely confirms his status. Speights will need to play great to somewhat fill the hole left by Blake Griffin (toe), especially now that Rudy Gobert is back.
Apr 23 - 9:09 PM

Marreese Speights will "probably" start Game 4 vs. the Jazz on Sunday according to coach Doc Rivers.

Blake Griffin (toe) is out for the playoffs and Speights started the second half of Game 3, so he was the heavy favorite to start even before Doc's comments. Speights is a great per-minute producer and is certainly on the DFS radar, but the Clippers will likely play a lot of small ball which could keep his minutes around 20. In two starts during the regular season, Speights averaged 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.0 treys in 21.5 minutes.
Apr 23 - 2:00 PM

Marreese Speights started the third quarter against the Jazz on Friday, scoring eight points with two rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

The Clippers went with a lot of small-ball lineups, so Speights actually didn't really benefit from the Blake Griffin injury. He's likely looking at minutes around 20 for Game 4, assuming BG can't suit up.
Apr 22 - 1:09 AM

Marreese Speights scored 11 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

Buckets can get some boards with his fourth double-double of the season. He actually had a dribble drive to the basket for a dunk, so that was cool (video in the link below). He's still not a fantasy option unless the Clippers rest their frontcourt.
Mar 25 - 7:13 PM

Marreese Speights returned to the bench on Saturday vs. the Cavaliers and scored seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one triple in 15 minutes.

He's a per-minute monster, but he usually doesn't play much when Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are both active. Give him a look in DFS the next time Griffin or Jordan rest.
Mar 18 - 11:38 PM

Marreese Speights scored eight points with five rebounds, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

It's his second start this season after he didn't make a start at all last season. That first start also came in Denver, so there may be a trend here for coach Doc Rivers next season. Speights will be moving back to the bench against the Cavs on Saturday.
Mar 16 - 11:38 PM

Marreese Speights and Austin Rivers will start for DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin on Thursday against the Nuggets.

It's just a spot start with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan out for tonight. Speights should have plenty of treys coming his way and he will have his hands full against Nikola Jokic. We should see some Brandon Bass behind him, as well. Mo Buckets is a solid stream or DFS play tonight in a high-scoring game, but isn't really an add beyond today.
Mar 16 - 8:29 PM

Marreese Speights posted five points, six rebounds and one block in 11 minutes on Wednesday, and he's likely to start vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Clippers are resting both DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, who won't even travel, so Speights is all but assured big minutes in a starting role. Denver has been stingy against opposing PF/Cs over the past three weeks, with Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee patrolling the paint, but Speights is still worth a look as a dirt-cheap DFS play.
Mar 16 - 2:11 AM

Marreese Speights scored eight points with one assist in 12 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Despite his four attempts from beyond the arc, Mo Buckets saw his 28-game streak with at least one 3-pointer get snapped during this win. Speights' playing time has dropped since Blake Griffin came back, which obviously hurts his fantasy value.
Feb 16 - 1:22 AM

Marreese Speights hit 5-of-10 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 20 minutes off the bench in Monday's 118-109 loss to the Raptors.

Mo Buckets scored his 5,000th NBA point tonight and has hit double digits in scoring in two straight games. But he's nothing more than a punt play in DFS these days, and even then he's pretty shaky at just 19 minutes on most nights.
Feb 6 - 10:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Wes Johnson
3Paul Pierce
4Alan Anderson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Brandon Bass
3Brice Johnson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Marreese Speights
3Diamond Stone