Gary Neal (Towson University, Aberdeen, Calvert Hall), a shooting guard who has been splitting time recently with Lance Stephenson at backup point guard, was traded by the Charlotte Hornets to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday for veteran point guard Mo Williams. The Hornets, who started Tuesday tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference, will also get shooting guard Troy Daniels. They will send a 2019 second-round pick to the Timberwolves. Neal, 30, is averaging 9.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 21.7 minutes per game. He was acquired last February by the Hornets in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. Williams, 32, is averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 assists per game in 41 games, including 19 starts for the injured Ricky Rubio. He is second on the team shooting 34.7 percent from 3-point range. He will give the Hornets a reliable replacement for Kemba Walker, who remains out at least another month while recovering from knee surgery. Brian Roberts has been filling in as the starting at point guard for the Hornets with mixed results.