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NBA, Smack / Feb 20, 2014 / 1:10 pm

Bucks Send Bobcats Gary Neal & Luke Ridnour For Sessions & Adrien

Gary Neal, Ramon Sessions

Gary Neal, Ramon Sessions (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

ESPN’s Marc Stein and Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer both report the Bucks have sent Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to the Bobcats in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Jeff Adrien.

The Bobcats have been looking for shooting as they head towards the stretch run clinging to the No. 8 seed in the East, and Neal was their third choice after missing out the Pelicans’ Anthony Morrow and Magic sharpshooter, Arron Afflalo.

For the Bucks, they avoid paying Neal $3.25 million next year and acquire two expiring contracts.

Here’s more from Rick Bonnell at the Charlotte Observer:

The Bobcats are giving up primarily Sessions, their backup point guard. He has a special talent for getting to the foul line and was particularly popular in the locker room for his professional attitude. Adrien was a deep reserve, whose salary was thrown in to balance the deal financially.

Ridnour averages 5.7 points and 3.4 assists this season. He can play either guard spot.

Neal left the San Antonio Spurs for the Bucks in free-agency, and struggled to fit into his new setting. He shoots 36 percent from 3-point range, and range shooting has been a big problem this season for the Bobcats, who are trying to hold off the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks for one of the last playoff spots in the East.

(Charlotte Observer)

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  • SweetdickWilly

    Gary got traded because he and Larry Sanders had it out. That really didn’t look good on the brass because Larry just signed that big contract.

  • Onaje

    I think Bobcats should have held on to Sessions as he is a bigger ball handler and better defender (not great) than anyone else that they have to play point or matchup…people keep undervaluing Sessions as a factor in wins, because he routinely plays on poor teams or overachieving teams…Then again if Al Jefferson is truly being a big dog down low…Luke and Gary will have a field day if they open shots…decent move I guess…tho clinging to the 8th has so little promise in its premise already…

  • Onaje

    Do Dime readers even care about the comment board anymore…It use to be live and filled with good arguments and convo…

    Kudabeen ~

  • 2cents

    Welcome back on board Onaje. Can’t wait to read some more of your thoughts.