Raja Bell has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with the Jazz.
I don’t like this signing for either the team or the player.
I don’t like Utah signing another old player (34 years old) when they should be bringing in youth and looking to rebuild their roster with Boozer leaving + Okur on his last legs + Kirilenko’s contract about to expire.
This is the time when they should be preparing for tomorrow. Not worrying about today.
I also don’t like Utah giving a 34 year old Bell, a player who has declined considerably over the past couple of seasons (particularly on defense), a three year commitment.
The Utah Jazz are not a contender and they are unlikely to be a contender at any point during his contract.
Raja Bell had interest from Miami, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago and San Antonio. I thought Bell would have been better off joining one of those teams.
In the end, Bell choose the money ($10 million three years versus $4-7 million over 2/3 years) + playing time over the opportunity to play for a title. A lot like Grant Hill did 12 months ago when he re-signed with Phoenix.