Marreese Speights first touched the hardwood as a Memphis Grizzly on January 6th in Utah. In that game he played only 6 minutes, missing two shots and registering 2 fouls, while gaining a block and assist to his credit. Two nights later however, he seemed to have found his stroke, so to speak. In just under 30 minutes of play, the former 76er let loose for 17 points, 7 boards, and 2 steals in the Lakers house. Speights also chipped in 2 dimes and used every single one of the 5 fouls awarded to you before ejection.
Speights should see a lot of minutes due to circumstance in Memphis as the team is short big men Darrell Arthur and Zach Randolph for majority of the season. If this is any indication of how he can play on a semi-regular basis, i'm happy for the big man. He surely wasn't balling like this while he was sporting a Sixers uniform, and he has opened up minutes for my new man-crush Nikola Vucevic. I'd call it a win-win.