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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