Bobcats and Bucks coming closer in Gary Neal, Ramon Sessions trade

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Bobcats and the Bucks' trade negotiations revolving around swapping Ramon Sessions for Gary Neal are drawing nearer.

Rumors of the Bobcats' interest in the former Spurs and current Bucks guard have intensified in the past couple days. Neal has declined in production year after year, culminating in a subpar shooting season for the miserable Bucks with a field goal percentage under 40 percent. However, he still boasts a very good three-point shooting percentage, something the Bobcats eagerly desire for their backcourt with its shooting weaknesses.

Sessions has been decent this year, but not from behind the arc. His ability to get to the hoop and draw fouls is tantamount to his success and he knows how to do those things well, even if he's just willing himself in the general direction of the rim. With a bench scoring unit that struggles to put points on the board, Sessions is the Bobcats' main option as a ballhandler and as a scoring threat as a reserve.

The trade could be done straight up, with Milwaukee shedding a good bit of salary. Neal is owed another season of $3.25 million next year and Sessions' $5 million contract is up at the end of this season. However, Wojnarowski notes that other pieces would come into play with such a deal.

In regards to Neal's fit, the Bobcats would probably either be forced to make another deal for a backup point guard or to be ready to hand over hefty minutes to Jannero Pargo.

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