2 people familiar with situation tell AP: Bobcats get Ridnour, Neal from Bucks for 2 players

Two people familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Bobcats have acquired guards Luke Ridnour and Gary Neal from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien.

The people spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade has yet to be approved by the league.

The trade is expected to give Charlotte's outside shooting a boost as it attempts to make a push for the NBA playoffs. Neal, a career 43 percent 3-point shooter, should help a team that doesn't have a true shooting guard.

Session was a valuable backup point guard for Charlotte but Ridnour should help to fill that void.


AP Sports Writer Genaro Armas in Phoenix contributed to this report.