Former Warrior Mo Speights will reportedly sign a deal to play in China

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Mo Speights is reported headed to China. (Getty Images)
Mo Speights is reported headed to China. (Getty Images)

After over a decade in the NBA, it appears that former Warriors big man Marreese “Mo” Speights will not return next season.

He is reportedly nearing deal to lay for the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Associaton, according to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears.

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Speights, 6-foot-10 and 255 pounds, played 52 games for the Orlando Magic in the 2017-2018 season, during which he made just under 40 percent of his field goal attempts, and averaged 7.7 points. He was playing on a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

Speights played 82 games with the Clippers the season before, and was with the Warriors from 2013-2016. His best season was 2014-2015 with Golden State, when he averaged 10.4 points and made almost 50 percent of his field goal attempts.

Speights, almost 31, sold one of his two Florida homes in April, perhaps signaling that his time there might be done.

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