Posted February 20, 2014

Report: Bobcats acquire Gary Neal, Luke Ridnour from Bucks

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Gary Neal (Gary Dineen/Getty Images)

Gary Neal will try to provide a boost to Charlotte’s backcourt. (Gary Dineen/Getty Images)

The Bobcats, who are hoping to earn their second playoff berth in 10 NBA seasons, pulled off a trade for veteran Bucks guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour on Thursday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

The Bucks will receive guard Ramon Sessions, who is in the final year of a two-year, $10 million deal, and forward Jeff Adrien. More from Stein:

“The Bobcats have been chasing the disgruntled Neal for some time, but Milwaukee balked at a pure Neal-for-Sessions swap because Sessions is making $5 million this season compared to Neal’s $3.25 million.”

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Neal is averaging a career-high 10 points-per-game, and both he and Ridnour are shooting at least 36 percent from three-point range this season. Sessions, who played his first two NBA seasons with the Bucks, is averaging 10.5 points per game, and Adrien has appeared in only 25 games this season.

The Bobcats (25-30) are currently in the eighth spot in the East, having won three of their last four.

The Bucks have the worst record in the NBA at 10-43.

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