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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:40 am  |  4 responses

Milwaukee Bucks Reportedly Want to Trade Gary Neal

Following a nasty locker room blowup with teammate Larry Sanders, Gary Neal’s time in Milwaukee could soon be coming to an end. ESPN reports that the Bucks are looking to ship Neal out of town by the Feb. 20 trade deadline:

That realization was slammed home over the weekend when Neal and Bucks center Larry Sanders engaged in a heated locker-room argument in Phoenix after Milwaukee’s 116-100 loss Saturday to the Suns. Some of the back-and-forth was heard by reporters, with Neal quoted as shouting at Sanders: “I earned my money. Why don’t you try it?”

It’s merely the latest controversy to envelop Sanders since the Bucks’ defensive anchor landed a four-year, $44 million contract extension coming into the season. Sanders was forced to miss 25 of Milwaukee’s first 33 games after suffering a torn ligament in his right thumb in an altercation at a local bar on Nov. 3.

Neal is in the first season of a two-year deal that pays him $3.25 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. The 29-year-old is averaging 10.4 points in 20.5 minutes per game for the Bucks, shooting just 39.4 percent from the field overall but a robust 41.9 percent from the 3-point range.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    sanders, oj mayo, zaza pachulia: when having cap space goes wrong

  • TTN

    I think Gary about to fall off, San Antone was a good place for him, he had his role there. Now he is about to get traded and be on somebody else’s bench not producing. That’s how the cycle starts.

  • Saleem Rainman

    “Gary Neal reportedly has NO problem with that”

  • Lloyd

    Gary Neal was the Achilles heel of that SanAn team. His shot selection is horrible. He hits a couple and then gets all the confidence in the world to keep firing. I was glad the Spurs didn’t have to deal with him anymore.

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