NBA Trade Rumor: Marreese Speights To The Denver Nuggets

12.12.11 6 years ago 2 Comments
Marreese Speights

Marreese Speights

Now that Philadelphia has re-signed Thaddeus Young and Spencer Hawes, they’re focusing their attention toward trading Marreese Speights. And who better to acquire the 6-10, 255-pound center than a team potentially losing their 6-11, 250-pound center.

From TNT’s David Aldridge:

According to sources, the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets have had advanced discussions about a trade that would send center Marreese Speights from Philly to Denver for a future second-round pick. However, the trade has not been completed and may not occur, depending on whether the Nuggets are able to retain their free agent center Nene.

A future second-round pick seems a little low for the 16th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, but then again Speights hasn’t really done much during his first three years in Philly. If that’s all it would take to pry him from the Sixers, it’s no surprise then that their are other possibilities on the table for Speights and the less than $3 million he’s slated to make this season.

What do you think? Should the Sixers give up on Speights?

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