The Golden State Warriors’ season came to a disappointing end, complete with a first-round playoff exit and the firing of head coach Mark Jackson. But this 51-win team still had a good year, so it’s time to take a look back on the 2013-14 season and evaluate how everyone performed. We’ve already taken a look at backup point guard Steve Blake, defensive anchor Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes‘ disappointing sophomore campaign, and Jordan Crawford’s disappointing production off the bench. Today, it’s Marreese Speights’ turn.
Speights is a tricky case to analyze because he was so frustratingly inconsistent. Part of that had to do with Jackson’s sporadic shuffling between giving his bench minutes and riding his starters, which explains why Speights normally contributed when he was given enough time with the second unit. Backing up Zach Randolph with the Memphis Grizzlies, Speights proved himself to be a productive reserve, but it didn’t quite translate in his first season with the Warriors, especially since he had Carl Landry’s shoes to fill. Here’s a look back on his 2013-14 season.