Raja Bell: “Lakers have not made an offer”

A little tidbit on the current situation between Raja and the Lakers.

ESPN: Veteran free-agent forward Raja Bell refuted an Internet story that reported the 33-year-old rejected a contract offer by the Lakers. “I have not expressed any disinterest in joining the Lakers,” Bell told ESPNLosAngeles.com in a phone interview Friday. “I have not been extended an offer that I could have rejected. They are one of several teams I am in contact with.”

  • Daryl Imhoff

    Raja Bell would be a good pick up if he has not lost too much due to age. He can hit the three and he plays hard nose defense. I do not know if the Lakers can afford him.
    I say sign Fisher, Livingston, & Bell. Resign Josh Powell and give both of the rookies a real chance to make the roster. Then we only need a bock up a the 5. I believe that each team can have 14 players under contract.

  • http://youtube.com/MvpGoesToKobe LakersNewDynasty08

    Highly doubt him and Kobe would get along.

  • Xtro

    Do it Mitch!

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Sign him rather then T-Mac

    • jonb

      WHAT?! over t-mac u ppl r delusional…

  • BluRay1108

    Make an offer MITCH!

    Raja Bell can essentially take Brown’s spot.
    and IDK about Tmac anymore. He is quiet so far In FA.

    In a perfect world, we probably would sign both Tmac n Bell but we need a Center to backup Drew.

    Shaq will not sign for Vet Minimum.
    He wants to get paid.

  • GO247

    What are you waiting for MItch . Get it done

  • Jay_Mc_Cain

    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM
    SIGN HIM

    SIGN RAJA AND ANTHONY MORROW!

    • LakErS 3 pEaT

      I agreed Mitch match the offer that nets gave Morrow

      • LakErS 3 pEaT

        I meant Mitch should match an offer that the Nets gave Morrow

        • http://lakersfever.blogspot.com/ lakersfever.blogspot.com

          at this stage he has more uncertainty than morrow and should get less although he prob could get that per year somewhere. however he wants to play for a contender la can offer more than miami as far as exceptions are concerned. i believe they still only have 1.8 on the vet min and could not offer more unless they want to get even further into the luxury tax. keep in mind when they only had eight on the roster they were at 80 something mil. apparently buss has stated he’ll spend what he needs to bring another chip but only time will tell. t mac has made his money already and has wanted to play with kobe for some time now but comes with a lot of ifs at this stage in his career. bell fits in well with his shooting and d but would prob be more useful when more starters are in the game for those inside out looks (he has to think about all the wide open looks he will get) and tmac , if healthy would add instant offense to the bench. if tmac were to be offered and take that vets min 1.8, that would probably be the biggest salary drop in the history of pro sports with that huge contract he had. kobe really wants another tough soldier to help protect him and possibly extend his career and everyone knows they need a shooter so i wouldnt be surprised if he hounds buss to pay whatever it takes to sign bell. with that all said, i wouldnt at all mind seeing shannon back if the money is right since he does add some youth, good d, crazy athleticism and can make some real game changing plays on both ends of the court. ive had my eye on bell for the last year thinking about how well he fits but damn t mac sounds real intriguing despite the risks.

  • stucktrader

    so many names… and what is the max roster? 14? Last year they carried 13…

    Raja, T-Mac, and anyone else won’t get signed until the Fisher thing gets done….

    If it does… then the roster would be: 1.Fish,2.Blake,3.Kobe,4.Sasha,5.Artest,6.Luke,7.Odom,8.Pau,9.Bynum…

    4 max open spots: Ebanks, a center, T-Mac/Raja, any other combo guard that plays D and spots the 3.

    • nath

      Give Caracter a chance then

    • DaTruthBme11

      ebank, raja, tmac….and if at all possible shaq(he already knows the offence hes comming back 4 phils last year ) I CAN SEE IT ON ESPNS CLASSICS ALREADY

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  • DaTruthBme11

    shaq….set a meeting up with shaq ….sell the idea about his legacy of comming back to play with phil 4 his final year… rebond with kobe and dominate the nba once again

    • jaydubb415

      Yea but shaq would have 2 ”swallow”his pride”i mean swallow it” example 1.Shaq was the one ”free-stlying”about kobe after winning in miami,he also said ”he can’t win ring wih-our-me,”that was right,”he won 2”example 2.shaq would look like the player he couldn’t win again withou kobe.example 3.Kobe will have 1 more ”ring”over shaq unless shaq n the lalers 4-peated or shaq won 1 with another team example 4.Could shaq ”accept”coming off ”the bench”behind ”bynum”on a team he use 2 ”dominate”with now he sitting behind ”bynum”cuzz i know phil is not ”starting”shaq,but if shaq could ”accept”some of hose things ”i’m goood”with bringing him back,do i think shaq could deal with those things no,n would kobe be able 2 deal with shaq,yes if shaq ”apoligized”firs n i mean personal”and i mean on some ”Lets go out eat on some grown men shit”.Kobe wants 2 win PERIOD,would it be drama just getting ”these 2 back together”,yes only because its in ”hollywood”n thats ”drama lives”’listen they ”Both”took their shots at ”each other”after they won ”’their rings”shaq drew ”first”kobe ”countered”so lets start from ”scratch”n make it ”happen”

  • Danny T

    sign caracter ebanks and tmac

  • RealTalkLA

    Two KOBE enemies on the same team?????? Raja Bell & Matt Barnes. NO WAY sign Fisher & T-Mac

  • Djzzero2009

    Kobe and Bell arent enemies no more.

  • Lakersince84

    Fish and Tmac for teh win!

  • lakers0828

    Who Gives a Rats ASS about T-Mac or Raja Bell bet you both Of them are gonna Go sign with the Heat So they Both Can my Purple and Gold ASS

    • http://lakersfever.blogspot.com/ lakersfever.blogspot.com

      bell is very unliikely to sign with miami, they just dont have the funds and havent yet sold enough lebron jerseys to spend what the lakers can. also with miami’s current roster he is unlikely to get the same kind of wide open looks he will get from the three point line. its funny to see how worried their fans are about the lakers(THEY CHANTED BEAT L.A AT THE UNVEILING), these dumb fans need to come up with something else to chant besides beat l.a for every sport. Miami will likely be a huge letdown for at least 2 years since they just dont match up well against the lakers or celtics unless they plan on taking donations from fans to pay luxury taxes

  • Robert.

    I’ll bet these FA’s want to go to South Beach to party. I actually hope they do. Party on! And … um … leave the basketball technicalities to the Lakers.

  • KING

    still not sure about signing raja bell… i could see him ending up with the cHeat tho

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Dr Buss and Mitch take a look at these two wingmen. Jason Kapono and Michael Redd are good wingmen. Jason is 29 yrs old and Michael redd is 30 yrs old in his prime but hurt.

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    I’ll say keep Adam Morrison and let him take Luke’s minutes because he has a bad back yeah right… Luke can’t play for sh!th

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Oh my bad! Forget Michael Redd he’s to expensive for a hurt player …

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Dr Buss and Mitch get Jason Kapono and keep Adam Morrison for the Lakers as Wing-men. Get rid of Sasha and Luke in a sign and trade

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Here my team: Lakers 3 Peat

    Derek Fisher/ Steve Blake/ Sasha V
    Kobe Bryant/ Adam Morrison/ Devin Ebanks
    Ron Artest/ Jason Kapono
    Paul Gasol/ Lamar Odom
    Andrew Bynum/ Shaq O’Neil/ Derrick Caracter

    • LakErS 3 pEaT

      Oops I meant Shaq O’neal not O’Neil

      • LakErS 3 pEaT

        Oops Shannon Brown not Sasha V as a back up PG

  • MOTA
    • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

      bleacher report is not a real site… anyone can create an account and its just people writing opions..

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Mitch Antony Morrow hasn’t sign with the Net’s yet… Please snatch him and get him here please!

  • LakErS 3 pEaT

    Here is my new team: Lakers 3 Peat and even 4 Peat

    Derek Fisher / Steve Blake / Shannon Brown
    Kobe Bryant / Anthony Morrow
    Ron Artest / Jason Kapono / Devin Ebanks
    Pau Gasol / Lamar Odom
    Andrew Bynum / Shaq O’Neal / Derrick Caracter