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Report: Bucks, Neal near deal

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The Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on a deal with free agent shooting guard Gary Neal.

ESPN reports that a deal between the Bucks and Neal could be finalized sometime Saturday. Neal's agent, David Bauman, is no longer negotiating with the Atlanta Hawks, who emerged with the Bucks as the top contenders to land Neal.

Neal became an unrestricted free agent when San Antonio withdrew its qualifying offer to Neal earlier this month.

Neal, undrafted out of Towson, has averaged just under 10 points per game for his career. He averaged 9.5 points in 68 games last season.

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