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Gary Neal | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/3/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Towson
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The Charlotte Hornets will not trade for a third point guard as of right now, as they want to see how Gary Neal and Jannero Pargo (back) perform before making a move.
The Hornets were linked with Ramon Sessions and Norris Cole earlier in the week, but now it appears that they will play the waiting game. Pargo is still nursing a back injury and is expected to be evaluated next week, meaning Gary Neal should see plenty of action behind Brian Roberts for the foreseeable future. Neal ins't a true point guard by any means, but with an uptick in minutes he could emerge in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers. Jan 28 - 9:34 AM

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Gary Neal played backup point guard on Saturday against the Pacers with nine points, one rebound and one assist in 14 minutes.

Before tonight, 100 percent of his minutes came at shooting guard. Neal has battled a lot of injuries in the past couple seasons and missed his last two games, so it’s hard to count on him in most leagues even while the Hornets are banged up.
Jan 17 - 9:52 PM

Gary Neal will play backup point guard to Brian Roberts on Saturday against the Pacers.

This season, Neal has yet to play point guard at all, but the Hornets are going to need some help there. Both Neal and Roberts should have a lot on their plates today.
Jan 17 - 5:26 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) will play on Saturday vs. the Pacers.

Kemba Walker (knee) won't play on Saturday, so Neal has an excellent chance to see big minutes along with Brian Roberts. Owners in deeper leagues in need of points and 3-pointers should give Neal a look for short-term value.
Jan 17 - 1:19 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) participated during Friday's practice.

Neal's status for Saturday's game vs. Indiana is unclear at this point, but if he's able to go he could see some increased opportunity with Kemba Walker (knee) being listed as questionable. However, with Lance Stephenson back in the lineup Neal's upside is limited, and he can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in deep leagues.
Jan 16 - 1:40 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) will not play vs. the Spurs on Wednesday.

Lance Stephenson (hip) is returning for Charlotte anyways, so Neal's value is currently trending down. Unless you are in a deep league and are desperate for 3-pointers, it's time to let Neal go.
Jan 14 - 11:34 AM

Gary Neal played 24 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Friday with 11 points, one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer during a 91-87 loss.

He is coming off a minor hamstring tweak and was a game-time call. Neal should be able to get shots in the teens most nights while Lance Stephenson is out, so he's worth a look in deep leagues for treys and scoring.
Jan 2 - 11:01 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) will play Friday against the Cavs.

Neal has been slumping lately, so he's not a great option in daily leagues.
Jan 2 - 6:39 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) was limited during the Hornets' shootaround, and he'll be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Cavaliers.

Neal's numbers dipped during the month of December, as he turned in averages of 9.8 points and 0.9 three-pointers per game on 35.1 percent shooting from the field. He's hurting, and given his month long slump, he's not a great option in daily leagues.
Jan 2 - 11:38 AM

Gary Neal played 15 minutes against the Bucks on Monday with seven points, four rebounds and three fouls.

He was questionable with a hamstring strain and the Hornets may have kept his minutes down. With many of their guys needing to shift positions, Neal could see minutes in the 20s on Wednesday. He's still not a great add in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) will play against the Bucks on Monday.

He was a game-time call for tonight and he should see minutes in the teens. With Neal back, Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are slightly less appealing, but are still options in daily leagues.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) is a game-time call against the Bucks on Monday.

He played just 17 minutes on Friday and perhaps his hamstring was an issue for that game. Neal has missed several games over the past couple years, so he's a bit closer to doubtful. Expect to see a lot of Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gerald Henderson tonight.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 05:19:00 PM

Gary Neal (hamstring) is questionable for Monday's game against the Bucks.

Neal's hamstring hasn't been an issue going into this one, so this is a new injury for the sharpshooting reserve guard. If he's forced to sit, Brian Roberts should get some more run, but it would also likely mean more minutes for Kemba Walker with Lance Stephenson still sidelined as well.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Gary Neal hit 1-of-8 shots for six points, one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Neal missed all nine of his shots on Tuesday and the way this works is that a hot streak is right around the corner. It's hard to bet on and even if it hits he's a deep league asset at best right now, but don't be surprised if it happens in the next few games.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 03:13:00 AM

Gary Neal missed all nine of his shot attempts on Tuesday, finishing with five points, three boards and two assists in 20 minutes.

It was a rough performance for him, but he deserves a pass considering how well he has played off of the bench for the Hornets this season. He could see his value rise tremendously if the Hornets end up trading Lance Stephenson (hip), but for now Neal should only be owned in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers and points.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell