I have to agree with Chopps about Neal. He is a great scorer but like every player that comes off the Spurs bench, he is a role player and he plays that role with some of the best. Since he is a pure shooter, Neal’s role is to provide instant offense when he’s on the court and has saved our bacon on a number of occasions over the last couple seasons. When Tony was out, he, Joseph and Manu filled that PG slot admirably but Neal is not a PG, he’s a SG, his natural position. Unfortunately, we have a nice supply of quality 2-3 position players. However, if the right deal were to come along that would benefit the Spurs and make them a better team than they are now, whether trading him alone or bundled in a package deal, I’d sadly have to cut him loose.
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