Mareese Speights: Can He Ever Be the X-Factor Philly Needs?

November 3rd, 2010 by Ray Boyd Leave a reply »
In the Sixer's first four contests, there has been a lot of good and a lot of bad. They have played well against teams like Miami and Atlanta for considerable stretches; teams that certainly have a chance to finish in the top five in the East. However, they have slipped up twice against opponents that they can beat, losing early double digit leads to both the Indiana Pacers and the Washington Wizards.

While sifting through the play of new starting point guard Jrue Holiday, rookie Evan Turner, and the team's most talented player, Andre Iguodala, one question has entered my mind; where is Marrese Speights?

Speights dazzled at the beginning of the season last year until his production was derailed by injury. Team brass claimed that he looked good throughout camp and that he was in much better shape. Be that as it may, he is not playing under new Head Coach Doug Collins and honestly, it is not much of a surprise.

Marrese Speights is currently averaging 8 minutes per game, 1.5 rebounds per game, and only 2.3 points. Veteran Tony Battie is averaging the same amount of points, about one more rebound, and about one more minute per night. Even though thos ...

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