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Collins thinks rumblings that Speights could be traded affected the former University of Florida standout. It also partially explains why the 24-year-old isn't in game shape and must work extra hard this week to get there.
"In fairness to him, there's been so much trade speculation that he didn't think he's going to be here," Collins said. "And as I told him, ‘You're here. I need you. I like you. Let's pick it up.' And he was great."
The 6-foot-10 Speights denied that the possibility of a trade bothered him "once I got it out of my head."