How Can Marreese Speights Make A Bigger Impact Next Season?

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Dec 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Marreese Speights (right) drives against Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters (3) at Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Be More Efficient

Speights averaged 6.4 points per game last season. Those numbers are quite impressive for a player averaging 12.4 minutes per game. However, Speights is not an efficient player. His field goal percentage was 44.1 percent and he shot below league average in all areas of the court, except in the paint.


An ideal shot chart for Speights would involve more shot attempts in the paint and less in the midrange area. He has shown an ability to score in bunches, both with Golden State and his previous teams. However, he will need to do so more efficiently.

Speights has a smooth shooting motion and shows fluidity in his jump shot, but he needs to improve his shot selection. He should also rely more on his post moves, as he has shown nice touch around the basket previously.

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