Gary Neal has taken George Hill's spot as the backup combo guard. He's been just as good as Hill this season, if not better. Coming off the bench, Neal provides an offensive weapon with his deadly mid-range game and his ability to hit the big shot from beyond the arc.
Standing at 6'4'', he can also run the point, and has great ball-handling skills. His clutch play brings to mind another guard, who has recently become a combo guard.
Since joining Chris Paul on the Clippers, Chauncey Billups took over the role of shooting guard. His excellent long-range shot and ball-handling skills make him a great comparison for Neal.
When needed, Neal takes over the role of the point guard, and while his passing ability is in no way quite as strong as Billups's, he can still create for others. His defense is not quite as strong but he still works very hard on the defensive end, making him an above-average defender.
Billups is one of the most clutch players in the league, and his constant "daggers" at the end of close games have earned him the nickname "Mr. Big Shot." Neal's three at the end of the Clippers game, as well as his three in last year's post season, have shown the promise that Neal can perform in the final moments, like Billups.
If he can keep improving, Neal can possibly find himself being compared to Billups on a regular basis, and when his role in the Spurs' offense is increased, expect him to show glimpses of stardom.