The Atlanta Hawks worked out free agent guard Gary Neal earlier this week and are considering bringing him in on a 10-day contract according to a report by ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
ESPN sources say the Hawks worked out Gary Neal this week and are strongly leaning toward signing the veteran shooter to a 10-day contract.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 15, 2017
Atlanta currently has a full 15-man roster but they could opt to waive Mo Williams whom they acquired in the Kyle Korver trade. Williams has not played this season and is effectively retired at this point.
Neal appeared in 40 games with the Washington Wizards in 2016 averaging 9.8 points while shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from three-point range. Neal was waived by the Wizards in March of last season.
Atlanta is in desperate need of shooting and Neal has a history with head coach Mike Budenholzer dating back to his time with the Spurs. Still it remains to be seen whether or not Neal would be able to crack what is already a crowded wing situation for the Hawks.
Neal is currently in the NBA D-League where he is averaging 15.3 points for the Texas Legends