Report: Warriors fill frontcourt void by adding Marreese Speights
Marreese Speights is a 6'10", 245-pound power forward/center. He turns 26 years old on August 4. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
The Warriors have agreed to a three-year contract with power forward/center Marreese Speights, according to several media reports.
Warriors agree to terms on a multi-year deal with free agent F-C Mareese Speights, a source tells Y! Sports.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 8, 2013
Speights deal with Warriors is three years.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 8, 2013
Speights began the 2012-13 season with the Grizzlies where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.
After 40 games in Memphis he was traded to Cleveland, and benefited from the change of scenery. In 39 games with the Cavaliers he averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in just 18.5 minutes per game.
He also shot just under 81% from the free throw line.
Speights spent the first three seasons of his career in Philadelphia, and averaged 7.2 points and 3.7 rebounds in just 14.7 minutes per game.
The 76ers selected him 16th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft out of Florida.