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Warriors sign Marreese Speights to three-year deal

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The Golden State Warriors added to their frontcourt on Monday by signing former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Marreese Speights to a three-year deal, according to CSNBayArea.com.

In the 2012-13 season, Speights spent the first 40 games with the Memphis Grizzles where he averaged 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game.  He was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he played in 39 games averaging 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game.

Speights before last season spent his first three season in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, where was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft.

The versatile 6’10” big man can play both the power forward and center position with the ability to be effective in the mid-range game.

The addition of the 25-year-old forward to the Warriors brings much needed size and bench depth after the team traded forward Richard Jefferson, guard Brandon Rush and center Andris Biedrins to the Utah Jazz this offseason.

Speights’ deal will not be officially completed until after July 10 when the NBA moratorium is lifted. 

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