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A rumor on Twitter is that Mo Speights has resigned with the Memphis Grizzlies.

And Mo Speights has started the rumor himself. Tweeting with Tony Allen Speights apparently said that he is “I am going back to #GrizzNation.  This year. Yessir!” Speights went on to tweet that “I had many places to go!!! But why would I want to leave?”

Now Twitter is notorious for misinformed stories and it needs to be pointed out that the Grizzlies have not confirmed this report but for the fans of Speights and the Grizzlies. However this was also tweeted by Tony Allen’s account which adds some credence to the rumor. It does need to be pointed out that the Grizzlies are not reporting this and 3 Shades of Blue has been unable to confirm the report.

rumors are swirling that the new contract is for 2 years and $7-8 million total. That would basically mean the Grizzlies have spent over half the money they have under the luxury tax level to bring back Speights. Speights is 6-10 and capable of playing both Center and Power Forward giving the Grizzlies size off the bench behind Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.

Speights opened last season deeply rooted on the bench in Philadelphia. However, with the injuries to Zach Randolph’s knee on New Year’s Day and Darrell Arthur in training camp, the Grizzlies needed someone immediately to salvage a season. Speights came in and immediately made an impact on the team. Speights’ conditioning had been questioned in Philadelphia but with consistent minutes in Memphis became a consistent performer for the Grizzlies averaging 8.8 ppg and 6.2 rpg in just 22.4 minutes for the Grizzlies.

If the rumors are true regarding Speights agreeing to a contract with the Grizzlies it puts into question how much money the Grizzlies would be willing to spend on resigning Darrell Arthur and Hamed Haddadi.

 

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16 Responses to Speights to Return?

  1. kasdNo Gravatar says:

    Good move. Had to be done.

  2. EvanNo Gravatar says:

    Glad to have Mo Speezy back! I think he’s come a long way since the trade last season, can’t wait to see how he improves this year!

  3. kasdNo Gravatar says:

    free agent ideas:

    pg: Nate Robinson (Wroten’s cousin) (UFA)
    Baron Davis (UFA)
    sg: Leandro Barbosa (UFA)
    Marco Belinelli (UFA)
    Courtney Lee (UFA)

  4. Andy WatersNo Gravatar says:

    Can you guys write an article about however need to spend our MLE on Lou Williams? Chris Wallace needs a spark plug…

  5. itNo Gravatar says:

    I really think the grizz should now focus on SGs and that’s it. Am I the only one who thinks that Tony Wroten will be amazing?
    MY Bold Prediction: your starting PG in 2 years will be Tony Wroten….Conley better step it up this year becaus for the first time since Lowry he WILL have some competition at his position!!!!!!

  6. stevedNo Gravatar says:

    Great value contract. Nice move.

  7. JoeNo Gravatar says:

    Great deal, huge for the Grizzlies.

  8. Andrew HarrisonNo Gravatar says:

    How much would it take to resign Haddadi? I mean, I love the guy, but…

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  10. kyleNo Gravatar says:

    I hope the can get DA back too, that would be a lock for our 4/5 positions

  11. Joe SmithNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t need Hadadi. Resign DA, let OJ and Agent 0 walk. Look at sharpshooters. Work on a deal for Kyle Korver. Give us a way to spread the floor. Double teams in the post kill us.

    Did someone say Conley needed to step up? Is finishing 2nd in the league in steals not good enough anymore. He’s a solid PG that fits the defensive playbook.

  12. JoelNo Gravatar says:

    This just in from ESPN.com, Several reports have DA resigning with the Grizz with a 3 year, $9 Million contract.

    Joe: I agree, we need at LEAST one sharp shooter. I am not talking about someone who can hit a 3 every once in a while, I mean a LEGIT 3 point shooter, someone to spread the floor, it makes life much easier.

    In my mind, Conley is doing a fantastic job of running the point, but here is where he needs improvment. Shooting, plain and simple, if he works hard on his shooting touch this summer, and can come up with a better 3 point shot, he is going to be great. that is the only thing I think he needs improvment on.

  13. Joe SmithNo Gravatar says:

    I agree. Here’s my wishlist

    Jason Kapano
    Michael Redd
    Brandon Rush
    Kyle Korver

    And someone for the love of god find Sasha Vujacic. Reserve sharpshooter. Why didn’t he play last year?

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