Gary Neal SG CHA 5 Days

Neal scored 25 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-11 FT) to go along with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes during the Hornets' 113-107 loss versus the Grizzlies on Friday.

Neal had it going on Friday, and his efforts forced coach Steve Clifford to give him the nod over Lance Stephenson during crunch time of the double overtime duel. His playing time greatly depends on how well he is playing on a given night, making his value pretty unpredictable from game to game. Still, Neal provides a valuable scoring punch off the bench for the Hornets, and as long as he's able to remain healthy he should continue to see decent time going forward.

Gary Neal SG CHA 12 Days

Neal (shoulder) returned after a four-game absence Friday, coming off the bench and playing 22 minutes against the Knicks. He scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and added one rebound and three assists.

Neal's fantasy value is as a three-point shooting specialist. While he missed all three attempts Friday, he immediately regained his role in the rotation, playing just shy of his 24.8 minutes per game average. Neal has value in deep leagues, as a bench specialist in category leagues, and in daily games.

Gary Neal SG CHA 13 Days

Neal (shoulder) plans on playing against the Knicks on Friday, although he won't make an official decision until after the pregame workout.

Neal has missed the past four games with a left shoulder injury but seems to be in line to play Friday. He also noted that if he does in fact play, he'll be wearing a pad over his shoulder to prevent further injury.

Gary Neal SG CHA 15 Days

Neal (shoulder) will not play Wednesday against the Bulls, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Neal went from one injury to another, returning from a concussion only to suffer a shoulder contusion last Monday that has caused him to be sidelined since. With Michael Kidd-Gilchrist also out, Marvin Williams, if available, and Lance Stevenson will likely play a lot of minutes on the wing.

Gary Neal SG CHA 15 Days

Neal (shoulder) did not participate in the contact portions of Tuesday's practice and is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Chicago, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Neal's chances of playing appear bleak at this point, and with Marvin Williams (shoulder) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (leg) both doubtful to play, the Hornets will likely be shorthanded on the wing Wednesday.

Gary Neal SG CHA 16 Days

Neal (shoulder) did some non-contact work Monday but remains unlikely to play Wednesday against the Bulls, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Neal has missed three games with a shoulder injury suffered last Monday against the Clippers. More will be known Tuesday, but at this point it appears likely he'll miss at least one more contest.

Gary Neal SG CHA 18 Days

Neal (shoulder) will not play Saturday against the Hawks.

Neal will miss another game due to the shoulder injury he suffered last Monday. Consider him questionable for Charlotte's next game Wednesday.

Gary Neal SG CHA 19 Days

Neal (shoulder) will not play against the Warriors on Friday, the Charlotte Observer reports.

This will be the second-straight game that Neal is sidelined with a lingering shoulder injury. His next opportunity to take the court will be against the Hawks on Saturday.

Gary Neal SG CHA 22 Days

Neal (shoulder) won't play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Neal was already considered doubtful for Wednesday's game because of the injury, but his status has now been confirmed as out. P.J. Hairston should see increased minutes in his absence.

Gary Neal SG CHA 22 Days

Neal (shoulder) is considered doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Blazers, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Neal sprained his left shoulder Monday against the Clippers and will likely miss Wednesday's game, which means P.J. Hairston, who's expected to return from a sprained ankle, could see increased minutes off the bench.