The Atlanta Hawks are giving strong consideration to the addition of veteran sharpshooter Gary Neal to their roster, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Hawks worked Neal out this week to get a firsthand look at the 32-year-old guard and, barring a late snag, are expected to sign Neal to a 10-day contract in the coming days.
The Hawks would have to create a roster spot to make room for Neal, who is playing for the Texas Legends in the NBA Development League.
Neal went to the D-League this season to further his recovery from the quad and hip injuries that prompted the Washington Wizards to waive him in March last season.
Neal has had NBA stints with San Antonio, Milwaukee, Charlotte, Minnesota and Washington. He played under Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer when both were with the Spurs and is a career 38 percent shooter from 3-point range.
If the Hawks indeed sign him to a 10-day deal, Neal would become the league-leading third member of the Legends to earn an NBA call-up this season, joining Pierre Jackson (Dallas) and Quincy Acy (Brooklyn).