Jan 31, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Gary Neal (12) dribbles the ball as Orlando Magic small forward Tobias Harris (12) defends during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks to trade Gary Neal to a contender?


The Milwaukee Bucks signed Gary Neal to a three-year deal in the offseason to provide leadership and help their young roster develop.

Neal, who spent the first three seasons of his career with the San Antonio Spurs, has become increasingly frustrated.

Not only do the Bucks have the league’s worst record, but Neal is playing just 20.2 minutes per game and has played in only 29 games.

According to the Journal Times, the Bucks could trade Neal to a contender.

According to league sources, Bucks veteran backup shooting guard Gary Neal and his agent, David Bauman, have talked to Hammond in recent weeks about the possibility of a trade.

The Bucks signed Neal to a three-year, $9.75 million contract over the summer. While Neal played a key role off the bench in helping San Antonio advance to the Finals last season, he has had a roller-coaster season with the Bucks, averaging 10.2 points.

However, Neal has played quite well in the last two games, having scored 18 and 17 points, respectively. In those two games, he connected on 14 of 23 shots from the field.

Neal is averaging 10.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

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