He's there for instant offense, like Vinnie Johnson of the Pistons as Sean Elliot always refers to. But I can see the comparisons. Mason got all the fans on his bandwagon because he hit a few a game winners during the regular season, but didn't do squat in the playoffs. Same with Neal. They are both horrible defenders. Both were put out of position at some point in their stay with the Spurs. Well, at least Neal has one clutch shot in the playoffs, compared to none for Mason.