HoopsHype Marreese Speights rumors

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The Memphis Grizzlies re-signed forwards Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur to multi-year contracts, Grizzlies General Manger and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. NBA.com

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Chris Herrington: Grizzlies have reached an agreement on a 2-year deal with Mo Speights, per a source. Roughly $7 million total. 2nd year is a team option. Twitter

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Speights' agent, Andy Miller, attended the Grizzlies' road game Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Miller said he had cursory talks with Wallace and Speights will not receive an extension. They mutually agreed to revisit contract talks regarding Speights during the offseason. The Griz would like to retain Mayo and Arthur at a bargain but both players seem more inclined to test free agency. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Asked if he had any regrets on trading Speights, who has been playing pretty well for the Memphis Grizzlies lately, Thorn said: “Speights is a talented player who can shoot and rebound but the fact remains he wasn’t going to play here. So with that being the case and at the end of the year him becoming a free agent and therefore we would have gotten nothing for him.” Should the Sixers pick someone up, it will be someone they feel is going to help the team on the court. "We’re not going to pick up someone just to come in and be a practice body,” said Thorn. “With the crazy schedule, there’s no practice time anyway.” Philadelphia Inquirer

January 5, 2012 Updates

The 76ers traded center Marreese Speights to the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday in exchange for a pair of second-round draft choices. The pick from the Grizzlies comes in the 2012 draft. The third team involved, the New Orleans Hornets, whom the Sixers play Wednesday night, will send a second-round pick in 2013. The Sixers will also get a $2.72 million trade exception - the equivalent to Speights' 2011-12 salary. "We wish Marreese all the best as he stars a new chapter in his career with Memphis," Sixers president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said. "This trade will give us additional assets moving forward, including a trade exception, which will help us as we look to continue to improve our team." Philadelphia Inquirer

"I feel really good about it," Speights said after the team's morning shootaround at the New Orleans Arena, shortly after being told about it. "I've got a fresh start so I just got to get back on the ground and be prepared to play. I know [Memphis] is a lot like us. They have a good coach in coach [Lionel] Hollins. I know them a little bit. They have coach [Henry] Bibby, who used to coach here a little bit." Though a wonderful offensive talent, Speights battled conditioning and defensive problems throughout his career. His numbers dipped last season to an average of 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in just 11.5 minutes. Those numbers were down from those of his first two seasons. Philadelphia Inquirer

January 4, 2012 Updates

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed in principle to the terms of a three-team trade with New Orleans and Philadelphia that will bring 76ers center Marreese Speights to the Grizzlies, according to sources with knowledge of the trade. The deal, on course to be completed later Wednesday, would send Memphis swingman Xavier Henry to the Hornets and two second-round picks to Philadelphia. ESPN.com

The Grizzlies have agreed to acquire 6-10 forward/center Marresse Speights from the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade, an NBA source confirmed this morning. Memphis would send second-year guard Xavier Henry to New Orleans, which would give Philadelphia a pair of second-round draft picks. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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