Report: Free agent Speights is back on the market after talks with Hawks fall apart
Marreese Speights has played for five different teams in his nine-season career, but the free agent forward has been unable to find a sixth this summer.
Speights had been in talks with the Atlanta Hawks, but according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Sunday afternoon, those discussions have fallen apart, and Speights is now once again open to all suitors on the free agent market.
Speights spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging 8.7 points and 4.5 rebounds, while shooting just over 37 percent on 3-point attempts, but opted out of the final year of his contract in order to test the market.
As a veteran big who can shoot the ball from outside, Speights should be able to find a spot on a roster. One team to pay attention to on the Speights front is Indiana. The Pacers have a decent amount of cap space left as they try to rebuild their roster after the Paul George trade. And if they’re intent on still trying to make the playoffs next season, which it seems they are after the Bojan Bogdanovic and Darren Collison deals, then perhaps they could look at Speights as another veteran addition for their frontcourt.