News: The Jazz signed guard Jerel McNeal for the remainder of the season despite not appearing in a game with the club, NBA.com reports. McNeal joined Utah on a 10-day contract March 27 from the NBA Development League. He was released by the Hornets after the 2010-11 season.
Analysis: McNeal has spent most of his professional career in the D-League as the 25-year-old has been a two-time All-Star at the lower level. However, he has been unable to carry that success with an NBA team and should continue to toil on waivers in all Fantasy formats.
News: The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the Hornets signed guard Jerel McNeal to a 10-day contract Wednesday to provide depth at point guard until injured Chris Paul returns. McNeal had started all 40 games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League, averaging 19.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds. He was a member on both the Bobcats and Bulls Summer League rosters before joining the Rockets for the preseason. McNeal played four years at Marquette University and is the school's all-time leader in points (1,985) and steals (287) and games played (130).
Analysis: McNeal might get a few minutes of playing time as long as Paul is out, but he has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in the majority of leagues even though he's now with the Hornets.
News: The Houston Rockets waived Antonio Anderson, Mike Harris, Alexander Johnson and Jerel McNeal on Monday. The roster stands at 15 players.
Analysis: The rookie out of Marquette was averaging 3.5 points and a rebound per game over 4.5 minutes per game in the preseason. He was clearly not going to be a part of the team's rotation and has no Fantasy value.