When it comes to interviews, Raja Bell is a guy who says it like he sees it.

So much so, the straight shooter off the court didn't try to hide the fact he wasn't exactly, well, the accurate shooter he'd hoped to be on the court this past season.

After sitting out the majority of 2009-10 with a wrist injury, Bell's shot had a bit of rust on it in his return to the NBA and the Utah Jazz in 2010-11.

The career 43.3 percent shooter only made 40.9 percent of his field goals overall, and he had his worst 3-point-shooting season in a decade.

Bell entered the year with the same career 3-point average as Kyle Korver (.408), but the current Jazz player only hit 35.2 percent from long range this past season.

(Korver, meanwhile, shot 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. And while we're on the ex-Jazz shooting guard stats, Wesley Matthews nailed 40.7 percent of his treys in Portland.)

Bell's shot — one he tried to tweak throughout the season — will be on his mind and on his to-work-on list when he returns to the gym in his offseason home of Miami.

"It was up and down. I think I could've played a lot better," Bell said of his overall season. "The year off didn't really allow me to focus in on what I needed to work on (last summer), because I hadn't played and I didn't know what that is. This year, I have something to go to the gym and work on."

Added Bell: "I know my shot failed me at times, and so I can go in the gym, and instead of touch and brush up on a lot of different parts of the game I can focus on something. So I'm excited about that."

Bell, who has two years remaining on his three-year deal, relayed his frustrations about his hit-and-miss shot to Jazz management during his exit interview last week. He averaged 8.0 points in 68 games, marking the first time since 2002-03 that he hadn't finished scoring in double figures.