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Gary Neal signs with Bucks; DeJuan Blair close to deal with Mavs

Spurs lose two reserves from last year's roster

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SAN ANTONIO - The Spurs are about to lose a pair of rotation players to free agency.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Gary Neal on Tuesday to a two-year deal worth close to $6 million.

Neal's signing comes just over a week after the Spurs withdrew their qualifying offer and made him a free agent.

Neal averaged 9.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in three years with the Spurs.

After playing a supporting role with the Spurs, Neal says the prospects of being a more featured player in Milwaukee made the decision easy for him.

Reserve forward DeJuan Blair is reportedly close to signing with the Dallas Mavericks.

ESPN.com reports the deal is expected to be a one-year contract at the league minimum $1.4 million, but has not been officially announced.

The Spurs drafted Blair in the second round of the 2009 NBA Draft.

He averaged nearly 8 points and 6 rebounds a game during his time with the Spurs, but his production fell off last season when he averaged just 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14 minutes per game.


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