The Warriors have agreed to a deal with free-agent big man Marreese Speights.
Sources confirm reports that the 6-foot-10, 245-pound big man will get a multiyear deal from Golden State, which he will officially be able to sign when the moratorium ends Wednesday. ESPN's Marc Stein was first to report the agreement. Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears reported it is a three-year deal.
Speights, 25, a five-year vet, split last season between Memphis and Cleveland. He averaged a career-high 10.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting with 5.1 rebounds in 39 games with Cleveland, which obtained him in a trade with Memphis on Jan. 22.
While playing for Memphis, Speights gave the Warriors fits off the bench with his physicality. He is known for a having a midrange jumper and a mean streak.
How the Warriors get him is still unclear. He could be signed outright as part of the midlevel exception. He could be signed-and-traded for guard Jarrett Jack (who agreed to a four-year, $25 million deal with Cleveland). The Cavaliers could also sign Speights and trade him to Golden State for part of the Warriors' trade exception.