Gary Neal SG MIN 1 Day
Neal got the start on shooting guard on Monday, scoring a team-high 19 points (6-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with nine rebounds, four assists and a steal in 41 minutes during a loss to the Clippers.
He proved to be an able fill-in for Kevin Martin (illness), but Neal will return to his bench role once Martin gets healthy, likely as soon as Wednesday against the Nuggets.
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Neal scored 16 points with two assists and was 3-of-5 from three-point range in 22 minutes in Saturday's loss to Memphis.
Neal has played 21 minutes or more the past three games as it looks like he's getting a consistent role off the bench with Shabazz Muhammad out for the season. He's averaging 10.7 ppg the past three games.
Gary Neal SG MIN 4 Days
Neal put up nine points (4-14 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and two steals during 29 minutes off the bench against the Bulls on Friday.
Neal is averaging 28.5 minutes off the bench over his last two games. Although, his per-minute value is still lacking which relegates his viability to deeper leagues at this point in the season.
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Neal (ankle) will be available to play Wednesday against the Wizards, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
He went from doubtful to available to play in the span of less than 24 hours, so his condition must have really improved. That said, it would be surprising if he saw enough minutes Wednesday to be fantasy relevant in most formats.
Gary Neal SG MIN 7 Days
Neal (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.
He said earlier in the week that he expected to play in Wednesday's game, but it sounds like that is no longer likely. Kevin Martin and Andrew Wiggins should see most of the time at the two while Neal is out.
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Neal (ankle) will not play in Monday's game against the Rockets, Timberwolves' radio announcer Alan Horton reports.
Neal sprained his ankle during Sunday's practice, which left him little time to recover for Monday's contest versus Houston. While Neal will be sidelined to begin this week, he still expects to play Wednesday against the Wizards. Nonetheless, expect his status to be updated in advance of that contest.
Gary Neal SG MIN 9 Days
Neal injured his ankle during Sunday's practice and is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets, the Star Tribune reports.There's some speculation that Neal may eventually agree on a buyout with Minnesota, although it seems like he'll stick around for the time being since he's participating in practice. Either way, his status should be updated following Monday's morning shootaround.
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Neal could be bought out in the near future, Steve Aschburner of NBA.com reports.Neal was acquired from the Hornets before the All-Star break, and he doesn't necessarily fit with the rebuilding culture in Minnesota. As a result, he could be bought out in hopes of signing on with a contender. At this point nothing is official, but the situation is something to keep an eye on.
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Neal will not play Wednesday.Neal, who was traded from Charlotte to Minnesota on Tuesday, will not play for his new team before the All-Star break. However, Adreian Payne, who was also acquired this week, will be available off the bench.
Gary Neal SG MIN 21 Days
Neal was traded to the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.Neal, as well as a second-round pick, will head to Minnesota, as the Hornets return Mo Williams and Troy Daniels. Neal has disappointed in his first full season in Charlotte, averaging 9.6 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting just 35.9 percent from the floor and 29.3 percent from three. Despite the poor numbers, however, he'll likely carve out 15 or so minutes per game as a reserve shooting guard. Neal's two-year deal, which he signed with the Bucks prior to the 2013-14 season, is set to expire this summer, which essentially eliminates any risk on Minnesota's end.