As expected, the Milwaukee Bucks have landed Gary Neal and will sign him to a two-year, $7 million contract, according to David Aldridge.
Source says Gary Neal's deal with Milwaukee is $7 million for two years, including bonuses, fully guaranteed. Good pickup for the Bucks.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 27, 2013
Neal is a decent signing especially for the price tag, which is something the Bucks’ offseason has lacked. The team brought in the likes of OJ Mayo, Zaza Pachulia, Luke Ridnour and Carlos Delfino. Pachulia’s three-year $15.6 million contract seems like the most head-scratching move of this summer’s free agency for Milwaukee.
Neal has played the same role for Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs since coming into the league. He is a decent defender and has averaged around 21 minutes in all of his three seasons with the team. He had a couple of good games in this year’s NBA finals, including a 24-point explosion in game 3, in which he connected on six of his ten 3-point attempts.
With Brandon Jennings still unsigned, it’s uncertain what role Neal will be asked to play in Milwaukee. He is a good shooter and can provide the team with instant offense, so he will probably be coming off the bench in a sixth man role.