Raja Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Raja Bell Retires From NBA

    Real GM Basketball "Raja Bell has decided to retire from the NBA. Bell worked out for the New York Knicks in the offseason, but was unable to find a roster spot. “Earlier this year I shut it down,” Bell said. "I’m 37, I have three boys, I do miss it," February 14

  • 540d
    Alex Kennedy @

    It sounds like Raja Bell will be the player the Jazz waive to make room for D-League call-up Travis Leslie. Leslie will join team tomorrow.

  • Jazz waive veteran guard Raja Bell

    Pro Basketball Talk "The season-long disagrement between the Utah Jazz and Raja Bell has finally reached its conclusion, as the team announced it has waived the 12-year veteran on Sunday. Bell has not been with the team at all this season after vocalizing unhappiness with his role and criticizing head coach Tyrone..." March 10

  • O'Connor says Jazz would have bought out Raja Bell 'right away'

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz are paying Raja Bell $3.5 million to sit this one out. The 36-year-old guard has not been with the team since the end of last season and the message out of the Jazz has been one of complete and utter silence when it comes to their estranged veteran. However, in an interview with..." February 26

  • NBA Trade Deadline: Jazz Guard Raja Bell still available

    SLC Dunk "Right now the Utah Jazz have a full roster. There are 15 guys getting paid every two weeks, and we don't have any space left to take anyone else on. This meant that back when we were running out there with 0.5 point guards we could not add a new one even if we wanted to. We had previously run into..." February 18

  • Raja Bell refusing Utah Jazz's buyout, source says

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Raja Bell saga goes on. The Salt Lake Tribune learned Monday that Bell has not accepted a buyout with the Jazz, despite the veteran guard saying July 8 a verbal agreement had been reached between the sides and only formalities remained. "We've been given the greenlight by Utah to go..." July 31

  • Raja Bell's gone, but Jazz can learn from him

    Salt Lake Tribune "When problems surfaced with veteran guard Raja Bell in March, Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor responded to a question about the Jazz's buying out the remainder of Bell's contract by basically asking, "When have the Jazz ever done that?" Well, they're doing it, as Bell told The Tribune's..." July 09

  • Raja Bell questions his future in Utah

    The Deseret News "The morning after being swept by San Antonio, most Utah Jazz players talked about how satisfying their past playoff season was and expressed optimism for the future. And then there was Raja Bell. The 12-year veteran has one season remaining on his three-year deal with the Jazz, but he is..." May 09

  • Bell or Burks, Hayward or Miles: Jazz's Corbin about to make big call

    Salt Lake Tribune "Tyrone Corbin has been on a roll. The Jazz coach has made bold decisions at the right time and his team has followed the light, winning four consecutive contests to move within a half game of a Western Conference playoff spot entering Wednesday. But Corbin's biggest call of the season awaits...." March 22

  • Tyrone Corbin toys with making room in the starting lineup for Raja Bell

    The Deseret News "The Utah Jazz's musical-chair situation with their starting lineup could continue Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings. At Wednesday's practice, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said he wasn't quite sure what the status will be for guards Raja Bell and Earl Watson, who are working their way back..." March 22

  • Jazz's Corbin, management plan to meet with Raja Bell

    Salt Lake Tribune "Before Raja Bell plays another game for the Jazz, a discussion is planned between the veteran shooting guard, coach Tyrone Corbin and team management. Utah General Manager Kevin O'Connor said Sunday he'll be involved in the meeting, which is expected to occur prior to the Jazz's game Monday..." March 12

  • Raja Bell absent from Bulls game

    Salt Lake Tribune "After the Jazz fell to Philadelphia on Friday, starting shooting guard Raja Bell was still with the team. But by the time Utah arrived at the United Center on Saturday for a game against the Bulls, he was absent. The Jazz announced at 1:30 p.m. MT Saturday that Bell would be inactive due to an..." March 11

  • Raja Bell riding hot streak of 3-pointers

    Salt Lake Tribune "Raja Bell spent his first 18 months in a Jazz uniform surrounded by criticism that his best shooting days were behind him. Now that Bell is regularly connecting from downtown, he has no desire to discuss his improved stroke. The 12-year veteran drilled all three of his 3-point attempts..." February 20

  • Utah Jazz's Raja Bell says 'wheels fell off' in defeat to Hornets

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz guard Raja Bell: On the game: "Not Good. I thought we came out and played pretty well early. Surprisingly, it fell apart on us. I can't really put it into words. I know we turned the ball over. Their pesky zone popped up and threw us for a loop, as it always does. Other than that, they..." February 14

  • Al Jefferson and Raja Bell are iffy for Friday's game vs. Mavericks

    Salt Lake Tribune "Jazz center Al Jefferson has tendinitis in his right ankle, an MRI examination revealed Thursday. Utah's leading scorer and rebounder, Jefferson accompanied the team to Dallas, where the Jazz play Friday night. His availability against the Mavericks will be a game-time decision, a team..." January 27

  • Raja Bell becoming more active in offense

    Salt Lake Tribune "A little more than two weeks ago, Jazz guard Raja Bell was in a tough position. He wanted to contribute to a struggling Utah team and felt he could add more than he was being allowed to provide. Bell spoke out Jan. 4, voicing frustration that had been building for nearly a year. Since..." January 20

  • Bryant, Bell renew rivalry

    Salt Lake Tribune "Through four quarters and a five-minute overtime, Kobe Bryant and Raja Bell fought and clawed with each other. Bell incurred a technical foul in the first period. The two pushed and shoved each other at the end of regulation. The competition reached a fever pitch on more than one occasion. And..." January 12

  • Gordon Hayward, Raja Bell begin to break out of funk

    The Deseret News "Gordon Hayward and Raja Bell received postgame adulation Saturday night for their contributions in the Utah Jazz's first road win of the season. And deservedly so. Bell's stifling late-game defense prevented Monta Ellis from adding game hero to his high-scorer status, while Hayward topped..." January 09

  • Utah Jazz's Raja Bell — 'It's time to evaluate some things'

    Salt Lake Tribune "On Tyrone Corbin's locker-room message: I don't know if he chewed us out. It was just a pretty frank conversation about where we're at and the things that we need to try to do to get where we want to go. I don't necessarily consider it being chewed out; I think he was pretty fair about it. …..." December 29

  • Utah looking for captain; Raja Bell searches for peace

    Salt Lake Tribune "No Deron Williams. No team captain. The aftereffects of the Jazz's decision in February to trade the face of the franchise are still being felt, nearly 10 months after the fact. While Williams at times could be confrontational, he was also the best player on Utah's roster and the loudest..." December 12

  • Bell is ringing for Raja

    The Deseret News "For a guy who enjoyed extra time off this summer and fall by fishing, spending quality time with his family, and living and playing in Miami, Raja Bell might surprise some people with how happy he is to be in Utah for the winter. South Beach and kids' soccer games can wait for warmer times next..." December 12

  • Straight shooter Bell was off target for much of year

    The Deseret News "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..." April 20

  • Jazz's Harris, Bell upgraded to questionable vs. Lakers

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Jazz's Raja Bell (ankle) and Devin Harris (hamstring) have officially been upgraded to questionable for a home game Friday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Bell said today prior to practice, though, that he does not expect to play." March 31

  • Injured toe not only factor in Raja Bell's benching

    The Deseret News "Turns out Raja Bell's move to the bench in Monday night's game was not based solely on the usual starting shooting guard's toe injury. Coach Tyrone Corbin thought the struggling-out-of-the-gate Utah Jazz needed to mix things up, so he started C.J. Miles in Bell's place. The handling of that..." March 16

  • Raja Bell dashes off to be with family after big game

    The Deseret News "Playing in overtime almost ruined Raja Bell's night. Bell, who has struggled with his shooting for much of the season, hit two clutch jumpers in overtime to help the Jazz to a 109-102 win over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night. Bell finished with 16 points, his highest total since Feb. 7,..." March 07

  • Jefferson, Bell lift Jazz over Kings 109-102 in OT

    The Deseret News "It was hard-fought, perhaps harder and taking more fight than many expected. It took rallying out of a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter and required an overtime session. And it came against a team that has only changed the number in the wins column 15 times this season. Didn't..." March 06

  • Frustration sets in for Bell

    Salt Lake Tribune "It's been a frustrating stretch of the season for Jazz veteran Raja Bell. He acknowledges it. After ex-coach Jerry Sloan resigned on Feb. 10, Bell missed three games with a calf strain. After returning, he scored five points on 1-of-10 shooting at Dallas and Indiana. Bell seemed to..." March 02

Jazz Forum Top 5

  1. Offseason Idea Thread
    Last post: chipurmunki
  2. Post Draft Roster Discussion
    Last post: chipurmunki
  3. An Early Look at 2015
    Last post: chipurmunki
  4. Jazz close to signing murry
    Last post: Jumba
  5. 2014/15 Season predictions
    Last post: Wes Mantooth