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Raja Bell Released: NBA Options Now Limited

Raja Bell was released by the Utah Jazz Raja Bell is released by the NBA Utah Jazz on Sunday after not playing for the team at all this NBA season. The release my signal the end of the road for the 36-year-old guard, who will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. Because Raja Bell was released before the March 1 deadline, he will not be eligible for the playoffs. Bell was known as a defensive-minded guard who was deft at three-pointers, but had trouble in Utah. He came into conflict with Utah coach Tyrone Corbin over playing time and did not play down the stretch last season or during the 2012 playoffs. During the playoffs, Raja Bell called Corbin “unprofessional” and said he wouldn’t play for the Jazz again. Bell followed through, skipping out on training camp and not joining the team this year — a decision the Jazz agreed with. Raja Bell said he would like to play in the NBA, and he has rumored to be joining the Lakers. The guard has a history with current

Raja Bell released: by the Utah Jazz on sunday

Raja Bell released: by the Utah Jazz on Sunday Raja Bell was released by the Utah Jazz, but it comes with a tough lesson for the 36-year-old veteran. CBS Sports reported on March 10 that, while the Jazz released him in time to get picked up by another NBA team, they waited until the point where he can't play in the postseason this year. The deadline to for playoff eligibility was March 1, but because Utah waited until now, any team that picks him up can use him until the regular season ends, but won't be able to add him to their postseason rosters. It seems like a vindictive move towards a player who has been a disruptive force in Utah. Bell has clashed with head coach Tyrone Corbin, calling him unprofessional on one occasion. Because of his poor relationship with the organization, Utah has not used him since the last game of the 2011-12 season. Now, it is Utah who got the last laugh. They will pay out the remainder of Bell's $3.4 million contract this season, but he

Raja Bell released: Utah Jazz Veteran Guard

Raja Bell is an American professional basketball player Raja Bell is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He was twice named to the NBA All-Defensive Team. The Jazz announced Sunday the release of veteran guard Raja Bell, who has not played for the team this season. Bell, 36, will become an unrestricted free agent once he clears waivers but is ineligible for the playoffs because his release came after a Mar. 1 deadline. A hard-nosed guard known for his defense and three-point shooting, Bell butted heads with Utah coach Tyrone Corbin last season over his playing time and a perceived lack of communication. Bell did not play much down the stretch last season and did not play at all during the 2012 playoffs. In May 2012, the Associated Press reported Bell called Corbin “unprofessional” during his exit interview and said he would not play for the Jazz in the future because of “irreparable” dam