Jun 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Gary Neal (14) shoots over Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) during the first quarter of game six in the 2013 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Gary Neal Receiving Interest from Multiple Teams

The San Antonio Spurs recently signed Marco Belinelli, meaning excellent sixth-man Gary Neal is likely to sign with another team in NBA free agency.

Neal has reportedly received multiple offers and interest from teams according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

The deal with Belinelli likely signals the end of the Spurs’ association with guard Gary Neal, who helped San Antonio win Game 3 of the NBA Finals with his breakout six 3-pointers and 24 points.

Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that Neal has been receiving offers in restricted free agency at a higher price than San Antonio is willing to match, which is among the factors that prompted the Spurs to move quickly to come to terms with Belinelli.

It’s seen as a near certainty in San Antonio that Neal will sign an offer sheet with another team later this month that the Spurs will have three days to match or pass.

Neal is line for a nice pay day after averaging nine points off the bench last year. We don’t know what teams are looking into giving him an offer sheet, but many could use the help Neal provides.


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