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Clippers sign Mo Speights

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jul 8, 2016.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Free agent Marreese Speights has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical">@TheVertical</a>.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/751439456771641344">July 8, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Speights is taking the minimum salary from the Clippers.</p>&mdash; Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/751441621066145792">July 8, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. SamFisher

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    Shouldn't his nickname be Ma Speights, given that he is not really a conventional "Maurice"?

    This has always bothered me since he was with Memphis.
     
  3. Clutch

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    Don't get me wrong, the Warriors are going to be incredible and they're going to pick up bench players easily, but we'll see if losing a lot of key bench guys and chemistry pieces has any impact. I don't know if it was just against the Rockets or what, but Speights looked terrific to me last season.
     
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    I think David West will make up for the Speights loss. But ya he's been a rocket killer since his Philly days. I hope he got a salary increase.
     
  5. SamFisher

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    I said it in another post it seems like they're going away from depth (though they are still very deep) which has been their calling card for two outrageously amazing years and now moving more towards the "Stars & lesser lights" type of arrangement that is more typical.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Speights is taking the minimum salary from the Clippers.</p>&mdash; Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/751441621066145792">July 8, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  7. Play07

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    For the vet min... WOW wonder why he didn't want to stay ???

    Barnes
    Eziel
    Bougot
    Speights
    Barbosa

    All gone
     
  8. OTMax

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    Speights indeed looked very good, he shot long 2s and even threes!!! I wanted him for sure! Why take the minimum in LA and not here..
     
  9. Carl Herrera

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    Speights wasn't that great vs OKC or CLE though. And GSW is worried mostly about those late round playoff opponents. Besides, Zara and West are enough to offset the departure of Bogut and Mo.
     
  10. BigTex

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    Wow

    & He's only made $19 million in his career
     
  11. BigTex

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    $23 million actually
     
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    i don't get why he's taking the minimum
     
  13. Carl Herrera

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    The bench will likely play just as much as before. They are gonna have a ton of blowouts and Kerr will want to save his main guys for playoffs.
     
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    Derrick Rose made 1 million more than that last season alone.
     
  15. intergalactic

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    This makes no sense to me. Speights has become a really good 3pt shooting big man. His rebounding and defense are not good, but not awful. I don't see why he is settling for the minimum while Mozgov gets $16m. He must really wants to live in LA while also having a horrible agent.
     
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    so much for David West/Mo Speights buddy cop movie
     
  17. B-Bob

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    Or he just really wants to play on the Clips? It is weird for him to take the min. Very very popular locker room guy and had a lot of good games this year in reg season.
     
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    Good fricking signing for the Clippers, they look very good again. Have a lot of respect for the them, if not for Josh Smith playing out of his mind they probably sweep us in the playoffs. Speights is the modern day Sam Perkins against the Rockets, lit us up for 20 in the post season.
     
  19. OTMax

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    Why won't good players ever sign for the minimum in Houston?? Mo deserves 16 million before Mozgov...
     
  20. Sooner423

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    How does Speights sign for a minimum deal? He has to be at peak value right now.
     

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