Marreese Speights 5 | Forward-Center

Golden State Warriors

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Wed. Nov 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Speights scored eight points (4-of-5 FG) in 15 minutes in Tuesday night's win over the Heat. This ended a four-game stretch of double-digit scoring. Impact: Speights (25 minutes, 28 points) had filled in well when Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) left Golden State's previous game early, but Bogut was able to go Tuesday. Despite having his double-digit scoring streak end, Speights continued to shoot well and is positioned a role in the rotation. Looking ahead, the return of David Lee will reduce Speights' minutes.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 25, 2014
News: Speights could see an increase in minutes if Andrew Bogut (orbital contusion) is unavailable for Tuesday night's game against the Heat, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Speights, who was relegated to a minor role off the bench to start the season, has emerged as the top backup big man thanks to his significant scoring contributions the last two weeks. He's not the defender or the offensive initiator that Bogut is, but Speights is an inside scoring threat that can open up the outside for the Warriors' perimeter threats like Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Nov 23, 2014
News: Speights scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86 on Sunday night. Impact: It matched the second-highest scoring game of Speights' career and was his best total since 2009 so he has no fantasy value.(STATS, 10:01pm)
Nov 23, 2014
News: Speights matched his second-highest career point total of 28 points (11-18 FG, 6-9 FT), to go along with seven rebounds and two assists in Sunday night's win over the Thunder. Impact: Coming into the game, Speights had been averaging 17 points over the last three games, shooting 64% from the field. It seems as though Speights has found the perfect niche off the bench for the Warriors, and is thriving in his role. Although this is the same niche he was signed to fill last season, in which he failed miserably. The Warriors are quick to point out Speights is much better conditioned this season and there may be some merit to that.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Nov 22, 2014
News: Speights scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 16 minutes in Friday night's win over the Jazz. It was third straight double-digit scoring effort and fourth in the previous five games. Impact: Speights has put a firm grip on the backup center/power forward spot after a five-game stretch in which he's been active and shot a blistering 69 percent (27-for-39). Alas, there's word of David Lee's impending return from a hamstring injury -- perhaps sometime during Golden State's five-game road trip that begins this coming week -- and we have to wonder how that impacts Speights' playing time.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 18, 2014
News: Speights has become the Warriors' backup center, moving ahead of Festus Ezeli, the San Jose Mercury News reports. "He's earned that backup role, and he's going to play a lot for us," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Impact: Kerr was talking about Speights after the big man's 24-point night in 20 minutes against the Lakers on Sunday. The game was a blowout and not really indicative of Speights' normal activity in a game, but he's been on a roll of late. Kerr has been particularly impressed with Speights' defense, something for which he's not typically known.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 17, 2014
News: Speights scored a season-high 24 points (8-of-11 FG, 8-of-8 FT) in 20 minutes in Sunday night's win over the Lakers. Impact: This game was over early -- Golden State held a 36-point lead after three quarters -- so it's not indicative of Speights' usual role. However, the big man has been very productive over the last four games, not all of them blowouts. He's averaging 14 points on 70 percent shooting (21-of-30) with 8.5 rebounds per game over that run.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Speights scored eight points (4-of-6 FG) with nine rebounds, one steal and three blocked shots in 16 minutes in Thursday night's win over Brooklyn. Impact: The injury to David Lee (hamstring) has forced head coach Steve Kerr to bring Speights off the bench and sometimes that results in unexpected production. Over the past two games, Speights has scored 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting with 11 rebounds and four blocks in 28 minutes. There's a very good likelihood that Speights is available in many fantasy leagues, and there's a reason for that. He's had some good spells in his season-plus with Golden State, but they haven't been lasting.(RotoWire, )
Marreese Speights
2014-15 Season
PPG
11.5
REB
4.4
ASST
0.7
FG%
60.4
Bio
Ht: 6' 10"  Wt: 255  Age: 27
Born: 8/4/1987, St. Petersburg, Florida
College: Florida
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 1
(16th overall by the 76ers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury