Does Marreese Speights’ Breakout Season Make David Lee Expendable for Warriors?

November 29th, 2014 by Daniel O'Brien Leave a reply »

This early-season Marreese Speights party has been quite the bonanza for the Golden State Warriors.

If you're late to the festivities, feast your eyes on the next Dubs game and enjoy the 6'10" center scoring all over the place. He's become Steve Kerr's go-to big man off the bench, scoring double figures as a reserve in seven of his last nine games.

In the past couple of weeks, he's exploded for 20-plus points three different times, which has been a pleasant surprise for everyone considering his career average is a modest 7.7. His latest masterpiece for the 13-2 Warriors was a 27-point effort against the Charlotte Hornets; he dropped 16 straight to start the fourth quarter and fueled Golden State's comeback triumph.

"Mo has been way better than I expected," Kerr said, according to the Associated Press' Steve Reed (via "He's just having a terrific season."

He's as comfortable and confident as he's ever been in his career, as he sinks outside jumpers, bullies foes in the paint and crashes the boards. He and Draymond Green have done a magnificent job filling the void left by David Lee's hamstring inj ...

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