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Raja Bell Retires From NBA

Raja Bell has decided to retire from the NBA. Bell worked out for the New York Knicks in the offseason, but was unable to find a roster spot. “Earlier this year I shut it down,” Bell said. "I’m 37, I have three boys, I do miss it, but physically it wasn’t realistic for me to keep training and keep putting my body through what I’ve been putting it through for the last 20 years.”
Via RealGM
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jazz waive disgruntled Bell

The Jazz really want nothing to do with Raja Bell. Utah agreed Sunday to waive the veteran guard, who has been locked in a bitter dispute with the team and has not played a game since last April, along with paying him the $3.4 million remaining on his contract for this season. Bell has battled publicly with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, calling his boss unprofessional and refusing to...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Jazz Waive Guard Raja Bell, Will Pay Veteran Remainder of 2012-13 Salary

The Jazz really want nothing to do with Raja Bell. Utah agreed Sunday to waive the veteran guard, who has been locked in a bitter dispute with the team and has not played a game since last April, along with paying him the $3.4 million remaining on his contract for this season. Bell has battled publicly with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, calling his boss unprofessional and refusing to...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Utah Jazz Waive Raja Bell Who Is Now Ineligible For Playoffs

The Utah Jazz have finally waived Raja Bell, however, since the he was released after March 1, the 36-year-old vet is ineligible to play in the playoffs with another team.  Bell, who wasn’t on good terms with the Jazz, hasn’t played an NBA game since March 15, 2012. According to The Salt Lake Tribune: The Utah Jazz’s year-long standoff with guard Raja Bell came to an end Sunday...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Raja Bell to the Lakers?

The Lakers have been linked to Raja Bell since before he signed with the Utah Jazz in 2010. Kobe Bryant tried to recruit Bell for the Lakers but the Jazz offered him a lucrative contract. Bell's relationship with Utah soured after two seasons. Now, in the final year of his deal, Bell has spent the entire season away from the team after both sides agreed to part ways. He'...
Via Fox Sports West
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike D’Antoni Still Interested In Jazz Guard Raja Bell

Mike D’Antoni, who had interest in Jazz point guard Raja Bell earlier this season, is still fixated on the 12-year veteran who he coached in Phoenix. Bell is averaging 6.4 points 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 23.4 minutes per game this season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports: Mike D’Antoni has remained intrigued with bringing exiled Jazz guard Raja Bell to Lakers, sources say.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers interested in Raja Bell

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...
Via Fox Sports West
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

The Raja Bell Mess

Ever since summer, the Utah Jazz have been trying to figure out what to do with Raja Bell. Coach Corbin doesn’t like him, which means the franchise doesn’t like him. But they owe him, owe him about $3.5 mil to be exact. Bell told them to buy him out, but they don’t wanna pay. As far as we know, Bell didn’t show up to training camp, upon request of the franchise. This is bizarre...
Via Menudo Bol
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

With Miami roots, could Bell end up with Heat?

MIAMI Could Raja Bell be returning to his hometown to play for the Heat? The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday night the guard has gotten permission to be bought out of his contract by Utah. Bell acknowledged to the paper that Miami, Boston and the Los Angeles Lakers are among teams that intrigue him. Bell played at Miamis Killian High School and at Florida International. As of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Jazz, Bell agree on contract buyout

The Utah Jazz and Raja Bell have reached an agreement on a buyout of his 2012-2013 contract, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Bell signed with the Jazz two years ago, but he had disputes with coaches and management and has wanted to leave for more than a year. He was due to make $3.4 million next season. He told the Tribune that once the deal is finalized, he'll be a free...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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