Grading the Golden State Warriors’ Free-Agent Signings

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Marreese Speights, Forward-Center

Mar 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Marreese Speights (15) rebounds the ball against the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 116-78. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The versatility of Marreese Speights’ scoring is what makes him a dangerous offensive weapon. His strongest suit is the way he can operate in screening situations. Speights can either roll to the basket for an easy dunk or pop outside for a mid-range jump shot. Paired with Curry on pick-and-roll plays would maximize his usage on the team.
The downside to the signing of Speights is that his play style is very similar to David Lee’s. Having similar styles can be bad for the Warriors because of a lack of variety scoring from their bench. If opposing defenders know how to defend one, they would know how to defend the other.
Grade: B
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Topics: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, Jermaine O'Neal, Marreese Speights, NBA Free Agency, Toney Douglas

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