Utah Jazz: Raja Bell will not attend training camp

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Oct. 1, 2012 7:50 p.m.


    Id rather trade Bell for a bag of cheetos...and that would be a robbery...

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 30, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    I was excited when the Jazz picked up Raja, but I didn't see him do anything that really helped the team this time around. He wasn't good enough to be a starter and Corbin recognized that. Bell didn't earn his playing time, and he whined when he wasn't on the court. If the Jazz trade him for a Taco Bell gift card, they will get the better end of the deal.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    He repeatedly passed up open 3 point shots and missed them when he took them. What is the debate?

    Raja's time is past and he still believes he can contribute more than he actually can. He announced they had a buyout but he has not taken it since he realized there really is no market for him to go get any money anywhere else so this is it for him. So at the end of the day he is haggling for every penny he can get because he is not worth half of what he is getting paid this season by the jazz but he is going to get what he can because he is done.

    I'n tired of reading about the Jazz having to deal with his whinyness though...that is for sure.

    Grow up Raja, you agreed to the buyout so take it and quit trying to hold the team hostage.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Sept. 29, 2012 3:24 p.m.

    Raja was a tough, in your face defender who could hit the 3 at important times a while back, but he is near the end of his career now. I wasn't surprised when Bell voiced his displeasure at a lack of playing time late last season...he was always a competitor and competitors need to play. Now the Jazz have good depth at the 2 position and some of the players play good defense, too. I wish I could watch the upcoming training camp battles for starting positions. Go Jazz!

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    Sept. 29, 2012 3:09 p.m.

    From the article we learn somewhat Bell's side of the story. I wonder what the Jazz's side of the story is. I would hope that there are two sides to each story. Best of luck to Bell. I don't hold hard feelings, I hope he can move on too.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    Some of you will remember that a couple of years ago Tinsley was on the outs with the Pacers and told to stay home.I believe he sat out the entire year before it was settled. But he was young and now is a model citizen. You would think Bell would learn form this. No matter what Bell is at the end of his NBA life.Jazz hold the trump card. He will still get paid but his wish to play again might be done. His agent needs to get whatever he can and be free. If not Bell will be another year older next year and trying to make a go of it. His attitude and bad mouthing got him where he is at. If he would have been nice about it he might of been gone at the trade deadline. So now he is learning who has the keys to the car..

  • VeraLouise Sandy, UT
    Sept. 29, 2012 9:11 a.m.

    This makes me sad because I've always been such a big fan of Raja Bell. But things are what they are, and I wish him well in his future endeavors. Just get on with it whatever it is.

    Go Jazzboys!!!

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    Sept. 28, 2012 11:49 p.m.

    Goodbye. Nice knowing ya. Provided much toughness at times and helped this team. No hard feelings.

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Sept. 28, 2012 11:13 p.m.

    I'm not certain what the hold up is, but it's time for the Jazz to get Raja's buyout done. He doesn't want to be with the team and in all honesty the Jazz don't want him.

    Goodbye Raja, sorry things didn't work out, but in hindsight it was mistake the Jazz need to get behind them.