Report: Clippers talking to Utah regarding Raja Bell

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FullCLIP
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Saw this on Hoopshype site, under Alex Kennedy's twitter. I'll take him, most likely won't cost Bledsoe..tough ass player, doesn't back down and can knOck down the three. I'll be more than satisfied with a move like this and another quality player to spilt time between 2/3 that can give a consistent 7-10 pts a night...lets face it, Boston is not trading Ray, and no player out there we can realistically get that can make us a contender. but a player here and there will get us going in the right direction

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i like this

Shinob
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me too. defensive player, is what we need. doesn't demand the ball. knows his role on the team.

Danzig888
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Decent pick up

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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yup. i like this one. although im curious to know, i saw him leave last nights game with an ankle injury. is this a hinderance on us acquiring him. but if he is good to go, i wouldnt mind this trade at all, considering that he doesnt like kobrick much lol.

Danzig888
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Maybe now offer bledsoe. Pick & foye for

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david
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Sounds interesting, but who would Utah want for him? I wouldn't do more than a trade exception + maybe a second rounder. Also keep in mind that he is under contract for next season for $3.4 million.

BTW this could be why Utah is trying to get rid of him:

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/76772 ... one-corbin

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i like this but wouldnt give up bledsoe for him. Id give up foye and cook (expiring). They get cap and a decent two guard, we get aging raja bell who can be a legitimate option on the defensive end and the spot up offensive end at two guard

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I'd love Raja Bell with our first team. Dude can shoot the lights out and is a great man-to-man defender.

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TPE and call it a day.

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Idk if i'd even give up foye for him.. I think he'd be a good pick up for our trade exception but that's it.. unless the jazz have some plans for Gomes.

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I don't like this. At this stage in his career, he's pretty much just like Bobby Simmons with a worse jumpshot.

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35 year old LEADER, 6-5, 41% from 3, 48% from the field, excellent FT shooter, great perimeter defender, leadership, used to the d'antoni run &spot up jumper fromt the corner system.

plus, getting the guy that killed our conference finals appearance should clean up any last pieces of that damn curse out of here.

tpe, easily.

plus if we get him, i cant remember a team with more swag and physicality than that potential roster - cp, regg, kenyon, raja

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If anything, I think this trade would be about taking Raja off the Jazz's hands with one of our TPE's.

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I'm not sure if that is going to be enough to get Raja though. I think the Clippers are going after him knowing that Bell was sent home from a road trip after getting into it with the coach. He's since been back with the team.

I think the Clippers smell blood there...

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use the EJ TPE and get it done. lock down defender that hits the wide open shot. get it done. having him AND kenyon will push the urgency to play D even more.

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a tpe and a 2nd rd pick for raja could work. hell throw in cook. i wouldnt throw in foye. the guy can provide offense off the bench.

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I think we should put raja blake reggie and kenyon in with cp3 and just body the hell about of the opponent

ekker3
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still want carlos defino, above all else.

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i hope the trade they made tonight makes it easier for us to acquire delfino by using a tpe.

Shinob
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http://www.hoopsworld.com/2012-nba-trade-deadline-diary

clips not interested in bell... womp womp

clippersforlife100
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he would be a nice pick up but the most id trade for him is the tpe and probably a 2nd round pick. as much as i dislike foye i wouldn't trade him for raja.

renshaibob
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no more old players please, and i think we need a slasher not another outside shooter

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I just saw it said Clippers interested in Courtney Lee... Make It Happen!!!

Danzig888
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& clips dont want him

Smh

david
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Raja would have been a nice fit but yeah he is still owed that $3.4 mil for next season so that was a deal breaker apparently for the FO. Maybe we can help New Jersey shed its salary by taking a guy like Anthony Morrow off their hands for the TPE? Though Morrow has one more year left for $4 mil next season. Maybe Foye + TPE for Morrow + Farmar? The Nets are probably waiting to see if they can trade for Dwight Howard soon before those other moves would be possible, however.

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why are clipps not interested? cause he has 3.5 mil next season? screw that it's okay, it's not like we're looking to sign dwight in the off season anyways. wtf clipps smh.

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Clipper_Richard wrote:
Shinob wrote:
http://www.hoopsworld.com/2012-nba-trade-deadline-diary

clips not interested in bell... womp womp

I just saw it said Clippers interested in Courtney Lee... Make It Happen!!!

courtney lee would be sick! loved him when he was in orlando.

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wouldn't mind that, I like his game

clipperboy24
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would rather have someone else, more of a starting caliber. Bell is pretty washed up at this point and can only play so many effective mpg.

clippersforlife100
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i want anthony morrow. he would be the perfect starting 2 for us.

BenjaSands
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Raja Bell in his prime is an ideal SG for us..now...well I dont even know what his deal is now.

And Courtney Lee would be perfect for us. Can shoot, drive with the best of em and seem like a nice kid

lostcity88
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seriously unless he's the raja bell from 05 hes over the hill might as well gotten keith bogans early on

dee
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we should talk to milwakee about delfino since he is pushed out because of the Ellis trade. I'll also take bell for his defense. But I prefer courtney lee because he is the complete package.

dee
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We gotta start winning. It's getting real tight in the west.

BenjaSands
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And the only thing that I care about is HEALTH. How is his health

Ricky
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I think the Clippers are looking for something bigger. Bell is a nice role player off the bench, but we need a starter.

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Ep said Clippers are not interested. Thank God.

tense2
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Why so hot for Defino...LT 40% shooter and .363 from long range. We already have that player....his name is Randy Foye...ugh. Rather have Bell if we're aiming low.

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i like delfino cuz of his versatility. he can play sg and sf. defends very well. plus he is a legit 6'7 and can guard the sg's of the west.

ekker3
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Delfino's a top notch physical, annoying, perimeter defender and it helps that he's a giants over opposing 2's when he's called to guard them. Gives Kobe fits.

As for his shooting numbers, he can knock down the shot but never played with an assist man like cp.

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I agree with everyone saying only use the TPE on Bell. I would not give up Bledsoe or even Foye. They can have Gomes and Cook though.

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exactly. if we can find a way to land lee he can be the better fit for this team. i believe he is still young thus meaning we get help for now and future. team needs defense and he is better than bell or delfino(granted it would be tough to get him) with his all around game.

clip_joint
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this team needs a spark right now and raja can be the spark....we are not rebuilding anymore were in a win now mode

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Quit with the Raja talks, we aren't interested anymore as people have cited sources already. Move on. Courtney Lee will only be acquired if we give up a 1st rounder, so forget that idea too.

Olshey said he will only make a deal if it's perfect, he wants to BUILD a winner not mortgage the farm to go all out this year and pray we win it all. Face facts folks, right now were a 2nd round playoff team at best. Unless we get D Wade for Gomes and Cook were not making it to the finals pending a miracle.

With expiring salaries and a potential amnesty of Mo Williams over the summer we'll have room to make a move for a few good players to fill the roster out and better establish our team for a longer run next year. We have to go with what we have right now, and maybe a minor acquisition by / after the deadline. This is the team we've got, deal with it.

Ricky
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Worth it. Lee is the ideal long term solution for us at SG. If all it takes to get him is the TPE and a draft pick, that would be a steal for us.

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Bledsoe for Courtney Lee is a fair deal.

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Its starting to look like we're gonng get R.Bell for the 3.8 TPE that Utah will get.

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ESPN update: UPDATE: According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, there are "discussions for the Jazz to send Bell to the Clippers for the $3.8 million trade exemption Clips got in Eric Gordon deal." Bell could help replace a bit of what Chauncey Billups gave the team before he went out with a season-ending injury. Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor told the Deseret News Monday that he and the rest of the basketball operations department have been active on the phones. "We're active. We're listening," O'Connor said. "We're aggressive in trying to talk (about) things." The players who could be moved....

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+1. It's good that he's signed for only 3.5mil through next season. He's a good player on a cheap contract. That's supposed to be a good thing.

In order to get D12, we'd have to be able to sign and trade with DJ going to Orlando and it's been said numerous times they're not interested in DJ. I don't see how we'd be able to trade away DJ's contract this summer and that would be the only way to clear enough cap space to sign Dwight to a max deal.

We're 8.5 mil over the cap right now. We'd have to shed 25mil in payroll to be able to offer Dwight. Not happening.

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