Warriors exercise Speights' contract option for next season
JUN 29, 3:25p ET | AP
Rotowire: Aug 6 / 6:56a ET
News: Speights has noticeably slimmed down in hopes of playing consistent minutes this season, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports.
Impact: Speights altered his diet and increased his offseason workout regiment to help improve his stamina. He admitted to poor conditioning late last season, and that dropped his playing time from 16 minutes per game in the regular season to seven minutes per game in the postseason. Speights will have to contend with newcomer Jason Thompson for reserve power forward minutes, and a dramatic increase in playing times seems unlikely.