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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 (calf) is making progress, but he will not play in Game 4 against the Rockets on Monday.
David Lee was initially the one getting the minutes with Speights sidelined, but he's nearly fallen out of the rotation entirely during the Houston series. Festus Ezeli has earned himself a nice role off the bench in the Conference Finals, but with averages of just 6.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 block over 13.6 minutes of action, he's not much of an asset in fantasy basketball. Speights is unlikely to be a factor the rest of the way. May 24 - 2:21 PM

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Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 3 on Saturday.

He is expected to be held out for the first five game of the series against Houston, so this isn't a surprise. With Speights out of the lineup, Festus Ezeli should see around 10-12 minutes per game moving forward. Head coach Steve Kerr did say that Speights has shown improvement, so we will continue to track his progress closely.
May 23 - 10:51 AM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play against the Rockets in Game 2 on Thursday.

He is expected to be out for the first five games of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors got a lot out of Festus Ezeli in Game 1 and they'll likely look to him again.
May 20 - 4:08 PM

Marreese Speights expects his moderately strained calf to sideline him for at least the first five games of the Western Conference Finals.

Speights has already been ruled out for Tuesday's series opener and it sounds like he'll be on the shelf a while longer. His absence opens up extra opportunities for David Lee off the bench, with Festus Ezeli also playing more minutes vs. Dwight Howard and the Rockets.
May 19 - 8:06 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday.

Without Speights, David Lee should continue to see roughly 15 minutes a game, which isn't enough time for him to put up any meaningful statistics in fantasy hoops. It's unclear when Speights will be able to return, but he hasn't held a big enough role with the Warriors to significantly alter the Dubs' rotations.
May 17 - 3:37 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) will not play in the Western Conference semifinals.

He was already out for one week and almost had no chance to play in Game 7 (if necessary). The Warriors turned to David Lee for 15 minutes and he'll have a chance to have a similar amount of playing time tonight.
May 13 - 8:50 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) could be out for the remainder of the series against the Grizzlies.

This is really just rephrasing the one-week prognosis on Speights because Game 7 will be on May 17 (if necessary). Speights said he felt a pop in his leg and he might be out for part of the next round, assuming the Warriors can get out of their current 2-1 hole. Expect to see a combination of Festus Ezeli, James Michael McAdoo and David Lee get a small amount of minutes.
May 11 - 8:47 PM

Marreese Speights (calf) said he felt a pop in his leg.

He called the injury "very disappointing" and he's going to be out for one week. With Speights out, expect Festus Ezeli to get more minutes. The Warriors may also dust off David Lee and throw him in the rotation. Of course, Draymond Green will get all the minutes he can handle.
May 11 - 2:18 PM

An MRI revealed a moderate right calf strain for Marreese Speights, and he will miss at least the next week of action.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said that there will probably be more minutes going to David Lee with Speights out, and the Warriors could definitely use Lee's ability to score in the post. Speights will be re-evaluated in a week, and with a potential Game 7 scheduled for May 17, he may be able to return for the series finale. However, he wasn't a major part of the Dubs' rotation, playing right around five minutes in his previous two outings, so his absence isn't going to have any dramatic consequences with regards to fantasy basketball.
May 10 - 3:12 PM

Marreese Speights (strained right calf) has been ruled out for Monday's Game 4 in Memphis.

Speights may be able to return later in the series, but he will definitely miss Monday's game. He's been a minimal part of the rotation over the past two games, averaging right around five minutes per contest. The Warriors have been struggling to get their offense going, so perhaps David Lee slides into Speights minutes to give the Dubs' second-unit a boost. However, Lee is very unlikely to get enough floor time to matter in fantasy leagues.
May 10 - 2:20 PM

Marreese Speights (strained right calf) will undergo an MRI on Sunday, but a source close to the Warriors believes that Speights will not be able to play in Game 4 on Monday.

This isn't much of a surprise considering Speights couldn't put any weight on his leg after the injury, and his chances of playing in Game 4 don't look too good. Speights has had a very limited role in the postseason so far, but his absence could mean that David Lee might be able to get back into the rotation. We will continue to follow this story closely, but we will pass along another update when we hear the results of the MRI.
May 9 - 11:35 PM

Marreese Speights (strained right calf) left Game 3 against the Grizzlies on Saturday and will not be able to return.

Speights couldn't put any weight on his leg when he went back to the locker room, so he could be looking at some time on the shelf. We will update his status when we know more, but we will go ahead and consider him questionable to play in Game 4 on Monday. Speights was playing just 7.5 minutes per game in the playoffs prior to tonight, so his absence wouldn't impact the Warriors' rotations too much.
May 9 - 10:21 PM

Marreese Speights will return from his one-game suspension on Saturday vs. the Knicks.

He was suspended for pleading no contest to reckless driving in Florida, but head coach Steve Kerr will be able call upon Speights off the bench vs. the Knicks. However, with the Warriors likely to be at full strength on Saturday with several starters coming off a rest day, Speights can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 14 - 10:20 AM

Marreese Speights has been suspended for one game for pleading no contest to reckless driving, in violation of Florida law, and he will miss Friday's game vs. the Nuggets.

With Andrew Bogut likely to be rested tonight, David Lee could slot into the starting center spot for Golden State, and he'd make for a solid plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Speights will return to action for Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Mar 13 - 1:06 PM

Marreese Speights plead no contest to a reduced misdemeanor charge of reckless driving that stemmed from his arrest in Tampa in August.

Speights was originally charged with driving under the influence, but his lawyers were able to negotiate a deal that included $903 in fines and court costs. We'll have to await word on if Speights will face any discipline from the league, but let's let this serve a teachable moment for finding a designated driver.
Mar 3 - 1:26 PM

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SG1Klay Thompson
2Justin Holiday
3Leandro Barbosa
4Brandon Rush
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic