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"We refuse to do things that we need to do, (such as) executing offensively. We've got guys that catch the d--- ball and just go. Just go. Everybody else is running the play, and somebody has the ball and they're going . . . 'What do you do?' You walk back on defense. Then, on defense we've got dudes that will just watch. Somebody's going down the lane, and they're watching. There he goes — he's laying the ball in the cup . . . What do you do? You go back on offense, then somebody gets the ball.

"You're caught in a vicious cycle," Bell added. "It's ridiculous."

"I have no problems speaking my mind," he said. "(But) at this point I'm not saying anything else. I'm not. It's not my place any more. My effect is lost. I've (spoken) too many times.

"People probably look at me like I'm an (expletive) when I speak now, so I'm not going to say a word," Bell added. "I should probably stop saying it in the newspaper, because it don't make a d--- difference. But you keep asking, so I keep telling."

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600119522,00.html

I think the Bulls might be very capable of providing him just what he needs to temper his frustration.

He's an unrestricted free agent and he's puting up offensive numbers comparable to Ben Gordon. At 6'5", 210 lbs, and 28 years old, this guy could be the missing piece to a backcourt rotation that features Hinrich and Gordon. With him in the mix, Duhon can fill more of a specialist's role, making the Bulls set of guards a team strength, offensively and defensively.
 

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Isn't he a lot closer to 6'3 then 6'5? That sounds like a huge stretch.

I see him as a one year stopgap at best. Not a bad choice for said stopgap, though.
 

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I'm sure losing Kirilenko has something to do with it.

Sloan also traded away his best point by far, Carlos Arroyo, because of discipline problems. Their frontcourt isn't too bad (Boozer, Okur, Kirilenko, Harpring) but their backcourt is horrible. McCleod, Eisley, Giricek, Bell ... eww.

Apparently the team has lost enough that they've tuned him out. It's not a bad thing, because they need more talent anyway. A lottery pick could be a very good thing, potentially. They made the playoffs for 18 straight years and it's impossible to rebuild without some good draft picks.
 

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Bell is high on my list...I'm all for it. Not sure about the height -- he's listed at 6'5" and that may be off, but that's more or less true of the whole NBA when it comes to measurements -- right?

From what I've seen of him, he plays like a long 2 guard, and that is what we need right now.
 

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Isn't he a lot closer to 6'3 then 6'5? That sounds like a huge stretch.

I see him as a one year stopgap at best. Not a bad choice for said stopgap, though.
Where is the 6-3 thing coming from. From what I see he always seems long to me , and he's listed in every site as 6-5 210???

And he fit the toughness mold before those comments , he's a very good man to man defender , and can hit the 3 as well (slightly smaller Bowen type).
He's 14th in the league in 3p % with 0.413% (52-126)
 

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Where is the 6-3 thing coming from. From what I see he always seems long to me , and he's listed in every site as 6-5 210???

And he fit the toughness mold before those comments , he's a very good man to man defender , and can hit the 3 as well (slightly smaller Bowen type).
He's 14th in the league in 3p % with 0.413% (52-126)
I remember watching him in the 2001 Finals with Philly.

I could be wrong about his height, but that's what I remember seeing.
 

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What's up with Sloan these days? Last year he took a team expected to lose a ton of games and had them in the playoffs in the tough west. This season, crap.
in all seriousness, i think since his wife died last year, he is not the same.

meanwhile: i really like the idea of raja bell on the bulls.
 

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I remember watching him in the 2001 Finals with Philly.

I could be wrong about his height, but that's what I remember seeing.
I remember that - he was playing 6-7 Kobe , and to me he seemed like a 6-5 player , anyway - he was playing good defense imo (as much as U can against Kobe).
 

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Comments after a Pacers loss :

It's different now," Bell said. "We give up. We quit."
Bell seems the most affected by the losing, and while he cops to occasionally giving in to his worst impulses, too, he was seething afterward. Nobody, he complained, is interested in setting a good example anymore.
"We refuse to do the things that we need to do, execute the offense. We've got guys who just catch the damn ball and just go. Just go," he said. "And everybody else is running the play and somebody else has got the ball and they're going.
"What the hell do you do? You walk back on defense. Then on defense, we've got dudes that will just watch. Somebody's going down the lane, and they're watching. 'There he goes, he's laying the ball in.' So what do you do? Go back on offense. Then somebody gets the ball and they go. You're caught in a vicious cycle."

http://www.sltrib.com/jazz/ci_2610395
 

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Here's a picture of Bell standing next to Steve Nash, Nash is listed as 6-3, Bell looks like a GOOD 6-5, if Nash's height is listed right
 
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