Raja Bell Reportedly Finalizing Buyout With Jazz; Heat, Lakers Possible Destinations

Shooting guard and standout defensive veteran Raja Bell has been with the Utah Jazz since 2010, but his latest stint with the team may be coming to an end. Bell is reportedly finalizing a buyout of his contract with the team and hoping to head to greener pastures.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Bell is interested in returning to his hometown to play for the Miami Heat. Wojnarowski notes that another very real possibility is that Bell may land with the Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe Bryant was high on Bell and pushed hard on recruiting him a year ago.

Even though the Lakers recently acquired Steve Nash and look to be making a push for a trade to get Dwight Howard, Bell would fit in well as a defensive component for the defense-light attack that Nash brings to the table.

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