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High/Low Expectations: Marreese Speights

Marreese Speights PF #16

Best case: Marreese humbles himself, learns to play defense, and rebounds consistently. If M16 fulfills just 80 percent of his potential, he will be an integral part of what Stefanski is building for years to come. At 22 years old, one could argue that Speights is the most talented big on the roster. He has a soft shooting touch from anywhere on the court, he posses a good post-game, and ridiculous athleticism. He was made for the Princeton Offense.

Best case stats: 20 minutes, 10 points on 55% shooting, 5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks.

Worst case: Marreese continues to settle for 20-footers jumpers, shoot every time he touches the ball, and fails to protect the paint. Regardless of how talented Speights is, he shouldn't see the floor if he can't play defense. Now that Brand and J-Smtih are back for injuries, M16 is going to have to earn his minutes via defense.

Worst case stats: 5 minutes, 3 points on 45% shooting, 1 rebound and 0 blocks.

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