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Baltimore native Gary Neal excited to play close to home with Wizards

Baltimore native Gary Neal excited to play close to home with Wizards

Gary Neal had three major criteria as he embarked on NBA free agency for the second time in his five-year career, all of which were met by the Washington Wizards. "I think that the biggest thing that stood out to me was just getting back to a team that had playoff expectations," Neal, who grew up in Baltimore, said during a conference call on Thursday. "Of the teams that I had on my list, Washington was the top of that list. [Then], just having the opportunity to play with a pass-first, very good point guard in John Wall, and also being from Baltimore and having a chance to come back home." "The icing on the cake," he said, "is that it's 30 minutes...

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