He could not have done any worse than Hayward or Howard!
Raja Bell is done with Utah. That being said, Raja should have played against
the Spurs. I know the Jazz believe Burke is the future but it was painful
watching him play. Corbin is supposed to put the best players o the floor to
give the Jazz a chance to win. Instead he put Burke in to get playoff
experience.While I'm at it, where was Hayward and Milsap during the
playoffs. Al and Devin were already in the Bahamas during games 2-4.
Bell isn't the defensive specialist he once was. He is too slow now, and
resorts to playing "defense" by fouling. Adios!
Remember the Jazz did not re-sign Korver so they could go after Bell. It sure
would have been nice to have a strong three point shooter in the SA series.
Raja was a complete bust the last time he was here and it should not
be a shock to any one he is worse this time around. The best thing the Jazz
ever did was trade him to Detroit for Money Memmo the last time he was feuding
with the head coach.Good bye Mr. Bell, please don't come
back!Seriously, I wonder if we could get Money Memmo back in a trade
for Raja? I'm just sayn...
You usually create the situation you're in. I sense Bell thought he could
roll over on Ty but he wasn't going to take it. I also think Bell has some
entitlement issues. The Jazz don't owe him anything, especially since he
didn't even give the Jazz a chance to resign him when he went to the Suns.
Lastly, Bell 2.0 was not an upgrade from his former self.
I like Raja, but he hasn't been able to get out there and perform like we
needed him to. One could argue that's because Corbin hasn't given him
the chance, but he's obviously failed to prove himself in practice as well.
He'll be lucky to find a team that wants him, so if he REALLY wants those
last few years in the league, he should focus on finding his game in the
offseason. Corbin's a good coach, and I'm continually impressed by
him. If Bell truly wants to prove his worth, and is willing to be a little more
humble, I think Corbin will find time for him. Corbin admitted earlier in the
season he liked the dynamic between Bell and Hayward, but Raja's also got
to contribute on offense. Finding his shot would be the best way to guarantee a
spot on the team next year, and more time on the court. Raja's future is in
his own hands right now...
Sorry to see Raja go out like this, but I don't think you improve
communication with the Coach by constantly complaining to the media. I think
teamwork helped the Jazz exceed expectations. All I hear from Raja are
complaints is about his role and how his needs are not being met. I hate to say
it, but I think the team played better without him and that's why he sat on
I can understand Bell's competitive fire--any player who doesn't play
should have a feeling of disappointment, and have the confidence that they could
have helped their teammates.It's a tough argument to make,
however, that playing Bell would have made the Utah Jazz more competitive late
in the season and in the postseason.Bell's legs are gone, he
doesn't get the same lift on his jumpshots, and he does end up chasing his
man these days on defense because he can no longer keep position against his
man; anticipation no longer there.That being said, Bell is a class
act, and would be a great mentor on another team, so I hope we're able to
trade him to a better situation.
Remember, players now are strictly doing it as a job, and if their pay desires
or egoes are not being sufficiently rewarded, they go elsewhere without any
remorse.Fans need to have the same attitude.Especially for
players who have been good, and not so good.Quit wasting money on
this guy. What, a million dollars a year?Don't let the door
hit you on the way out.
Bell is a classless act. The coach may not be always right but he's always
the coach (unless you are in Sac, Portland, Miami, Orlando, New York). Get rid
of him. Yes, Okur is a free agent and I'd rather have him mentoring young
players then Bell.
Raja has a question and I have the answer. I hope he gets traded
because he is irrelevant to this teams success and he continually acts like he
is "the" guy by constantly making an issue of starting or not starting
and playing time.I thought he would be good in those respects but
that has not been the case so he needs to get gone!Older veteran
role players can play an important role but he does not seem to think he is at
that stage but watching his defense I would say he is definitely deserving of a
The state as always just refuses to discuss the real issue. Not guarding 3s.
Not playing Good Defense, try and outscore the other teams without getting
needed stops. Raja is a Clubhouse Lawyer. He has an ego. He also did it to
himself. During the games it was like 4 on 5 especially the First Half of the
year as his teammates had no confidence to get him the ball. The Defenses knew
it also and could cheat. Far As Corbin is concerned his decisions all Series on
the lineup change to start and then not putting Favors in until Game 4, showed
his inexperience. They were fatal. Just as fatal as saying "How Guarding
3s was not a priority". If anyone truly thinks this team will just get
better "within" without dealing AJ in particular, getting another 7
Footer in the rotation, a Wing and better Coaching, sorry to disappoint...Good
season and I will take it. Next year I will be a lot more critical....
Bell made 3.2mil this year and is due 3.5mil next year. Thanks but no thanks,
see ya. I'm not happy about losing draft picks in this upcoming draft in
place of a 4 games sweep in the playoffs which I predicted also. Rebuild with
the least veterans needed O'Conner, just like Okla city has done. Besides
Bell, goodbye to Miles, Watson, Howard, Jefferson and possibly Harris!
Regardless of how Raja Bell feels about the Jazz organization, he was going to
have to go if we are in any way going to build for the future. Along those
lines, the contracts of Jefferson, Millsap, and Harris will have to be
reconsidered if we are to move on as well. We need younger, more athletic
guards. We also need a strong, athletic small forward. With the current group of
young players, we have something to build on. Since we lost two lottery picks
for this years draft, perhaps we need to do some trades to obtain a good pick or
younger, more promising players.
Raja Bell for Golden State's Shooting Coach (the one who coached Lin)...coz
honestly...a lot of the guys took a dip from their shooting percentage
I understand much of what Raja Bell is saying even though I don't
necessarily like the way he is saying it. The media is the wrong venue in my
opinion for this chatter as well. It seems Raja is trying to force
his way out with one year left on his contract. I don't know if there will
be any takers for Bell.The Jazz are a young and talented team but
they are a fluxuating work in progress. The roles, lineups, design and
philosophy is a little teeter totterish. Raja might be looking for a team where
his skills can be simplified and he can do what he does each night.
I'd be happy to sit on the Jazz bench for $3.5 mil per year!! Trade Raja
for Jimmer! Sacramento didn't use him much either!! The Jazz would have
had a phenomenal and profitable year in ticket sales and Jimmer products and
probably would have won the same amount of games.Was passing up
Jimmer smart for the Jazz? No, what a missed opportunity. I'm not saying
Jimmer would have them winning any more games, but it would have raised the
And he says coach Corbin was unprofessional. What a punk. Good riddance.
Forget the war with Corbin and Bell. Plain and simple, Corbin is not the man
for the Utah Jazz coaching position. He have great players. Corbin just cannot
figure out how to coach and who to have on the court when. If we want to have a
future and to have good players on the Jazz roster than we need to get a coach
that can outcoach, outmanage, and outsmart the other coaches. If the Jazz brass
can get rid of Sloan after being a Hall of Fame coach then they can fire Corbin
and hire a good coach without any hesitation. Hornacek for starters would be my
choice. Hey Jazz brass, do you have the guts to do what you know has to be
done? I DOUBT IT!
No trades are needed. A new coach is needed.
Well Mr. Bell communication is a two way street..... You did your complaining
through the media. Did you ever go to Coach and ask him what is going on or did
you think Coach was reading the fish wraps. I like you Raja but I saw the
writing on the wall when you couldn’t D-up anymore. Yea you shot a high 3
pt % when you played but that was it. Both sides of the floor needed to played.
You are now a Specialist you should be on a second unit as a spot up three point
shooter against a zone defense, and sorry to break your bubble but you
can’t man up any more so when your team plays a zone should be the only
time you should play.But if I acted like you did at my job I would
be told to hit the bricks, I wish I made 3 million last year so If was told to
hit the bricks I could still pay my mortgage. Grow up Raja you 35 with bad knees
and have made millions in your career
What??!?!?!?!?!?!?! Raja actually said he shot the ball well this year?!?!?!
That's the funniest thing I've heard! Good old Raja. Living in his own
little alternate universe, where 0-8 games mean you're shooting 100%.
I was disappointed when the Jazz picked up Bell; I'd rather they get people
with character. What was Raja expected to contribute anyway? More cheap shots
and clotheslines of Kobe? If Raja Bell is confused as to what
professionalism looks like, then perhaps he should paid attention to the Spurs
Manu Ginobli over the course of this 4 game series. Ginobli made the best of his
role coming off the bench, anchoring their young players. He certainly
didn't pout and feud for months on end. As for Ty Corbin,
I'm worried about him. The Jazz need a new offense. The reason
the players kept abandoning it was because it doesn't work! The Spurs were
beating the Jazz to their places. And when the Jazz did run their
offense all it was was nonsense that always resulted in isolating Jefferson and
turning the rest of the team into spectators. Yawn. If Ty wants to
stick around, he better do some homework this summer and study the offenses of
the teams that are successful. Ty's got a stable full of
thorough breads and he's treating them like plow horses.
Good bye Raja, you were good about 8 years ago. Well we are at it, can we get
rid of CJ with Raja? and maybe bring in an actual true shooter?
I think Corbin has a good relationship with the player. I think he has done a
good job coaching with shorten season he has done remarkable job he deserved a
chance to prove himself I think the fans should be be he deserve a chance to
prove himself. I think the Jazz Fan should be patient I'am sorry that
there is problem with Raja I think he should work it out with the Jazz
Organization I wish him will if he want to leave and for another team
Bell would have done better than Burks and probably Hayward too. Even though he
is a shell of his old self he is one of the few players with playoff experience.
If this was a "give the young guys experience" thing then why was Josh
Howard put in the starting lineup? I think this was a personal matter between
Bell and Corbin. Bell does seem to whine but he really has been put in a
situation he did not bargain for. A guy in the twilight of his career thought he
would be playing for a hall of fame coach that he had a great relationship with
and be a contending team with one of the best PG's in the league. He is
instead on a rebuilding team with a rookie coach. Not saying Bell would have
made much of a difference in the playoffs or even that we need him on the team
but he's not the terrible, defiant washup that everyone is making him out
For anyone that thought the Jazz had a glimmer of hope against a proven team
like the Spurs this year is delusional. As someone who grew up a Jazz fan (that
is no longer the case, so thanks Deron Williams) I was impressed with the team
this year. Just making the playoffs was a major feat. If they had switched
coaches for this series the results would have been the same. Its just going to
take some time for this team to get to the next level. The parts are there, they
just need time to mature and grow and making the playoffs this year was a
positive step. So all of you who want instant results from a young, small market
team better prepare yourselves for some tough times. Oh, and Bell is an
overpaid, underperforming whiny veteran who is past his days and is jealous of
those younger players who are first and foremost, younger, more talented, and
possibly more mature.
Raja is the Jazz's best defensive player but yet they don't even put
him in. I realize we have alot of young talent but they are NOT ready for the
playoffs. It is a job to Raja so saying that I would be upset too!!!
I'm in Bell's corner on this. When you have people trying to close on
a three point shot from the opposite corner, time after time, somebody
ain't coaching. It will take another year, I'm afraid two for the Jazz
to get rid of Corbin, but it will happen. The article indicated that most of the
players plan to work out together. Hope that happens. Millsap does not sound
happy. The Jazz need to address this as Favors will probably leave as soon as he
can but Millsap will stay and nobody has a better off season work ethic than
him. I would like to see Millsap at the three next season with Favors,
Jefferson, Heyward and Nash.
Change the coach...i think corbin fluked...we need a real coaching staff...the
one that can and will develop our players and help them improve...
I like both Bell and Corbin. Sounds like they both need to communicate better.
No communication for the last 2 months is a joke. It's their job. They
should get to it.