Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Raja Bell Decides Not to Meet WIth Kobe, Signs With Jazz

Raja Bell was scheduled to have a face-to-face sitdown with Kobe Bryant today, but decided against it at the last minute in order to rejoin Utah. Bell's deal is reportedly for 3 years at around $10 million.

The Breakdown
Maybe the rivalry between these two is still alive. Bell has joined the Utah Jazz and it'll be interesting to see where he fits in. My immediate inclination is that he slides into the starting line up, as I doubt the Jazz will match the offer sheet to Wesley Matthews now that Bell has come aboard at a much more affordable price. With Korver gone and Hayward likely not ready to start, it seems logical Bell steps right in at SG.

Bell is a top notch defender, but unfortunately doesn't translate into much in fantasy. Bell will give 3s and little else. He's really only draftable in the deepest of leagues. He's just more of a roleplayer at this point of his career and he won't give you enough production to be worth picking up.

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