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Gary Neal | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Towson
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Gary Neal lost about 22 pounds over the summer.
Charlotte played him 26.0 minutes per game during the playoffs, but he didn't play well based on his 35.3 percent from the field against the Heat in the first round. Neal's fantasy outlook doesn't look great with Lance Stephenson set to soak up the majority of the minutes at shooting guard. Sep 25 - 8:57 PM

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Gary Neal played 28 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Sunday, scoring 17 points with three boards and two 3-pointers.

He ate into Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's playing time, which is not really a surprise. MKG doesn't bring much on the offensive end and didn't score in the first half before putting in five after halftime, so this probably going to be a trend in this series.
Apr 20 - 5:57 PM

Gary Neal hit 5-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer off the bench for 16 points, four rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's overtime win against the Wizards.

Neal has had some games like this at times this season, but simply isn't reliable enough to put into your lineup as long as he's coming off the bench. Kemba Walker was struggling with his shot tonight, hitting just 6-of-21 for 17 points and 12 assists, so Neal may have seen a few more minutes than normal. The Bobcats moved up to the No. 6 seed with the win, led by Al Jefferson's typically strong line of 20 points and 18 boards.
Apr 9 - 9:47 PM

Gary Neal returned on Monday vs. the Wizards with nine points, six boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

He suffered knee and ankle injuries over the past week and was right back at his 21.2 minutes per game. Neal was hot before going down, but Chris Douglas-Roberts has played well enough to take some minutes out of Neal's allotment. He can be left alone in most formats.
Mar 31 - 10:43 PM

Gary Neal (knee, ankle) will play against the Wizards on Monday.

He's been expected to play since Sunday and the news became official today. Neal was playing well before his knee issue, but he'll likely have to give some of his work to Chris Douglas-Roberts tonight. The two kind of cancel each other out for most fantasy owners.
Mar 31 - 6:34 PM

Gary Neal (knee) stated that he felt fine at the end of Sunday's practice and expects to suit up for Monday's game vs. the Wizards.

Nothing is official just yet, but things are looking positive for Neal. He doesn't offer much outside of points and 3-pointers, but if you're looking for a spot-start to bolster those categories, Neal could be your guy.
Mar 30 - 12:35 PM

The Bobcats are shutting down Gary Neal (knee) until his knee and ankle injuries improve.

It is unclear exactly how long Neal will be shut down for, but coach Steve Clifford had previously said the guard could miss two or three games. Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 16 points in 26 minutes during Wednesday's win over Brooklyn and makes for a decent pick up in deeper leagues while Neal is out.
Mar 27 - 10:53 AM

Gary Neal will not play against the Nets on Wednesday due to ankle and knee issues.

Coach Steve Clifford added Neal could miss 2-3 games. Neal had a sore knee heading into Monday's game and perhaps it held him back in a scoreless game vs. the Rockets. With Neal out, Chris Douglas-Roberts figures to be the primary weapon off the bench.
Mar 26 - 5:23 PM

Gary Neal (knee) did not make any of his eight shots against the Rockets on Monday.

He had just one board and one turnover in this loss. Neal suffered a minor knee injury over the weekend, but it likely didn't affect him with 15 minutes. He should have better luck against the Nets on Wednesday night.
Mar 24 - 9:52 PM

Gary Neal was limited by a sore knee during Saturday's win vs. Portland, but he expects to play without limitations on Monday.

Neal is averaging 12.5 points and 1.7 threes per game in Charlotte. He's had a smoother adjustment to the trade than Luke Ridnour, and is worth a look for anyone hunting a cheap source of points and 3s on the waiver wire.
Mar 24 - 1:15 PM

Gary Neal hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

Neal had just nine points on Monday, but scored 18 on Sunday. He's starting to get some run in Charlotte, but will remain inconsistent as long as he's coming off the bench behind Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson.
Mar 19 - 11:59 PM

Gary Neal scored just nine points in 28 minutes vs. the Hawks on Monday, adding two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

His playing time is still an encouraging sign and the Bobcats seem comfortable playing him in the high 20s right now. Neal has played 27.3 minutes per game over his last four and is a low-end player to own in some formats for his 3-point upside.
Mar 17 - 9:32 PM

Gary Neal was remarkably efficient against his former team on Sunday, making 5-of-6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line for 18 points with two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The boo birds were out in Milwaukee for Neal after he basically quit on his team. He's scored at least 18 points in three consecutive games while shooting 72.0 percent from the field. He's hit 2.6 triples per game in that stretch, which gives him a ridiculous 88.0 effective field goal percentage. He's become a middle-class man's Jamal Crawford, so he's on the radar in some formats while he's hot.
Mar 16 - 4:44 PM

Gary Neal returned from a one-game absence on Friday vs. the Wolves, finishing with 19 points, four assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-10 from the field in 25 minutes.

He was benched on Wednesday for a "mistake" and he turned it around with a great first half. Neal isn't going to be handling the ball much and will really just help space the floor, so he's not much of a pickup even after his best game with his new team.
Mar 14 - 9:57 PM

Gary Neal admitted to making a "mistake" that got him benched on Wednesday.

Coach Steve Clifford called it an internal team matter. "Me and coach talked about it and we'll move forward from there," Neal said. It's poor timing with Gerald Henderson healthy and Chris Douglas-Roberts playing well.
Mar 14 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell