Neal happy to see Ford in camp

With the draft-night trade of George Hill to Indiana, the Spurs’ backcourt depth figured to be a little depleted.

Because of Hill’s departure, Gary Neal worked extensively at the point this summer during workouts in Baltimore with the assumption his minutes would increase at the position.

The arrival of T.J. Ford has changed all that.

“Yeah, I didn’t know the Spurs were going to sign a point guard. I didn’t know they were going to sign T.J.,” Neal said. “So my skill work in the summer was basically trying to develop my skills as a point guard a little bit and try to enhance my decision making a little bit.”

With Ford, a six-season NBA veteran at the point, Neal likely won’t see much action there.  But Neal is ready if needed at the point.

“I was happy to see that,” Neal said with a chuckle. “But yeah, if something was to happen and they needed another point guard to play the spot for 10 or 15 minutes, I’m comfortable in my abilities to do it.”

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