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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
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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

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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

Marreese Speights scored three points with one rebound and one 3-pointer in 13 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

He's been used mostly as a power forward, but now he might be shifting to center out of necessity. Although, coach Frank Vogel probably won't trust him much in that role, so Speights isn't an add unless you're in a super deep league.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:51:00 PM

Marreese Speights will move to the bench against the Wizards on Saturday.

He busted on Friday with seven points and one rebound while struggling against the Pelicans bigs. There's a chance Speights is a DNP-CD today, so be careful on using him.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Marreese Speights finished with seven points and one rebounds while blocking zero shots across 18 minutes in a start against New Orleans.

Speights was limited to 18 minutes due to foul trouble, as he was no match for DeMarcus Cousins or Anthony Davis down low. He also struggled on the offensive end, hitting just 2-of-8 from the field while coming up with no blocked shots and one turnover. Mario Hezonja still played more minutes and was more productive despite coming off the bench.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 09:37:00 PM

Elfrid Payton, D.J. Augustin, Jonathon Simmons, Marreese Speights and Nikola Vucevic will start against the Pelicans on Friday.

It makes sense to go with Speights to add some size against DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. Speights is probably going to see minutes in the upper teens and his usage rate should be lower than usual because he's playing next to the first-unit guys. He's still in play for DFS while Mario Hezonja takes a hit.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Marreese Speights made 1-of-9 from the field for three points with three rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

He was back in the rotation because of Mario Hezonja sliding over to the three to start the game. Aaron Gordon (calf) could miss time, so we could be seeing more Mo Buckets. Although, Speights was a DNP-CD at times when AG was out of the lineup, so it'll be tough to trust him unless we get more information.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 12:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

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