Best of luck to him, but I for one am glad he's gone. He was bad mouthing Ty Corbin during the playoffs because he wasn't getting pt. As the oldest player on the Jazz you should be a better example to the young guys on the team.
At this point, all he is a spot up shooter. Now that he's lost almost all his athletic ability he's a step slow on defence, and is at best a role player. Now im sure he will look to hop on a contending team.
Utah say hello to the future at sg Alec Burks.
Kobe is gunna play the major minutes. Raja can be fill in just to give Kobe some rest. The Lakers obviously arn't concerned about getting any older with the signing of Nash. Some spot up shooting and defense will be all that they expect from him.
It's two sides to every story, if its true what he said about Corbin the coach could have handle the situation much better.
I know he wants to go home to Miami but his role would be very limited there. I think as mentioned above Lakers would be a good fit as would Brooklyn if they land Dwight and he's willing to sign for the minimum, he would have a real role on that team as they have an incredibly thin bench.
L.A. wanted him before, but Utah outbid them for him to come here. He has roots in Miami, but with Ray Allen he wont get to play enless someone gets hurt. But then again he might not mind that. Could end up on either team for the vets minimum.
And it's not because he's a bad guy. He's just too old and slow to be effective. He was never a highly skilled player. He could play solid D and shoot 3s, which is plenty for a role player. However, his D is abismal now. His shooting is OK, but has also been declining. Raja played his way out of minutes and talked his way off the Jazz. Yes, there are two sides to every story. Corbin probably should have spooned with him or at least patted him on the head from time to time. But the bottom line is that Bell was probably the least productive starter in the NBA over the last two years and he threw at least three fits during the last season when his minutes were reduced. In one case he had to be sent home early and kept away from the team for a week after an outburst regarding a minute reduction. As a Jazz fan I was grateful to see his minutes reduced, and later eliminated from the rotation. He's a great guy and a great story, but he's beyond declining now and is way to tempermental to be useful.
Bell thinks he can help a contender but he's just going to end up riding pine