15 July 2010

Raja rings the bell again

I continue to approve of the changes the Jazz are making lately.

The Deseret Morning News has reported that Utah are prepared to signed Raja Bell, pending Bell passing a physical.

Bell has played few games over the last two seasons. Since going to the Suns in 2008, he's appeared in only 28 games, moving from Phoenix to Golden State to Charlotte. Considering this will be his 11th season in the league, maybe missing all those games means he's got less wear that we expect.

Regardless, Bell is a career 41% shooter from deep, and hit 47% of his 3-pointers while a Sun. He's also known for his tenacious perimeter defense, and seems to have an ability to get under Kobe's skin to some extent.

In short, he's exactly what the Jazz need after losing Korver and Wes Matthews.

As an aside, it's interesting that now that I feel like the Jazz have some pieces that will help them potentially beat the Lakers in a playoff series, the Heat come along and become the team to watch out for if you're contending for a title.

LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Haslem, Mike Miller, Chalmers and Ilgauskas = seven pieces that can easily win it all next season, in my opinion. And the Heat aren't done signing players, either.

Watch out, NBA.

No comments: