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Old 04-27-13, 10:02 PM
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Is Gary Neal becoming RMJ 2.0

Maybe this is just my own personal observation but it seems like I am seeing a replay of Roger mason Jr's stint with the spurs every game that I am seeing Neal play now. Both of these guys earned their time by hitting clutch 3's at a decent mark in the early years of their time with the team and both were then forced to become backup ball handlers when we all knew they didnt have the skill set or bball smarts to be effective. It seems that now that Neal's shot has started not to fall like it did at his peak, his confidence is gone and is now hurting the team in a similar manner to how I can remember RMJ's final games with the spurs ending.
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Old 04-28-13, 12:21 AM
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I'd take Neal over mason jr any day. He's got all the shots , three point , in between game , floaters. I'm not seeing what u are. Maybe others will agree with you. Pop tried using mason as a point but he was horrid. I think Neal has better handles too.
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Old 04-28-13, 12:23 AM
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Old 04-28-13, 12:44 AM
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Maybe im just a neal hater
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Old 04-28-13, 12:53 AM
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Maybe im just a neal hater
Save yourself some time and hate on a real bum like Green.
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Old 04-28-13, 07:57 AM
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Neal is a shoot first ball hog. He has had good moments, but most of the time Neal is where ball rotation goes do die.
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Old 04-28-13, 08:05 AM
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dont blame him... thats his job

much like simon, pop says:
if ur open, shoot it, or ur going to the bench.
and if ur not exactly open, but you feel it, let it rip.

neal does as told, thats why he gets his minutes
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Old 04-28-13, 08:52 AM
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Old 04-28-13, 10:03 AM
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Neal struggled all season with injuries.

Neal may come alive in one game in the Western Conference Finals and make his whole career in San Antonio worthwhile.

Remember Steve Kerr against Dallas? All of his pay for his entire time with the Spurs was earned in that one game.
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Old 04-28-13, 02:59 PM
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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.
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Old 04-28-13, 04:12 PM
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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.
True that. And I hope neal is able to get his shot going and make some clutch shots when we need him because it seems like pop is going to play him no matter what so hopefully he can start contributing something meaningful again.
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Old 04-28-13, 04:35 PM
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Neal is on the floor to shoot. If they don't drop Pop will act accordingly. Go Spurs Go.
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Old 04-28-13, 06:00 PM
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I understand Neal has to shoot but for the regular season the only people that we have left that shot the 3 worse than neal was joseph and manu. and for the playoffs so far he is shooting it at 16%. Maybe its more on pop then for continuing to play him so much. At least danny is hitting 33% so far these playoffs.

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Old 04-28-13, 07:11 PM
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He isnot beoming...he already was
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Old 05-01-13, 07:30 AM
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Neal's purpose is to shoot, I agree, but I'd prefer if it was when the ball was spun around to him ala Kerr or Barry or JJ. His problem is that he's trying to shoot off the dribble and he's just not good at that. He's off balance and not in rhythm and usually better defended. Right now Neal averages more shot attempts per minute than every other player except the big three. That's too many shots that should be taken by Leonard or Splitter or Green instead.
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