Lakers trade rumors: Raja Bell on L.A.'s radar

Stephen Dunn

Sources have pointed to the veteran swingman as one player the coaching staff may have eyes on.

The Los Angeles Lakers need help, and if head coach Mike D'Antoni has his way, they may seek it in the form of veteran forward Raja Bell.

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According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, D'Antoni is intrigued by the possibility of adding Bell to the roster. The 36-year-old is a two-time All-Defensive Team selection and is known for his ability to lock down scorers.

He signed with the Utah Jazz in 2010, but has not played in 2012-13 after being exiled by the team. In addition to his defense, Bell would be a good fit in the Lakers' new system as a perimeter shooter. He is 20th all-time in three-point percentage, with a 40.6 percent mark for his career.

Despite being another aging veteran, Bell is still the kind of player who could thrive in a multiple-guard offense. In 2011-12 with the Jazz, he shot 39.1 percent from the three-point line on 3.9 attempts per game.

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