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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports!, the Lakers have interest in Utah Jazz guard Raja Bell.
Bell, a feisty defender who played for Coach Mike D'Antoni with the Phoenix Suns, is in the final year of his contract, earning 3.48 million. The Jazz and Bell tried to negotiate a buyout over the summer but were unable to agree to terms. Bell was instead asked not to come to camp in Utah and has been working out independently throughout the season.
At 36-years-old, Bell wouldn't make the Lakers any younger but he's a capable veteran who played the best basketball of his career for D'Antoni. Prior to signing with the Jazz, Kobe Bryant reached out to Bell, hoping to convince him to sign with the Lakers. Instead Bell took a three-year, 10 million deal with Utah.
Currently the Lakers have a full roster of 15 players. Neither Robert Sacre nor Darius Johnson-Odom has a guaranteed deal but both represent what little youth the team has to develop.
The team hasn't...
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Raja Bell and the Jazz will agree to a buyout once he finds a veteran's minimum deal from another club.
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