Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Raja Bell?

So I saw a rumor on that the C's are interested in Raja Bell. Let me tell you something right now. That move would be freaking awesome.

Here is why:

1) He'd bring the same toughness/experience/professionalism to the backcourt this year that PJ Brown brought to the frontcourt last year.

2) While he is not quite tall enough to provide the D against Lebron James like Posey did, he is still big enough (6' 5") to handle bigger guards. Plus Kobe hates him which is always a plus in my book.

3) What else that size could do would be to allow him to play alongside Eddie House with the second unit and handle the ball which we all know is not exactly Eddie's strong suit. Plus, I really see no reason why Tony Allen (if he gets back from his surgery by playoff time) would ever get any meaningful minutes over Bell in crunch time. Amazingly, the deal could be both addition by subtraction AND addition by addition assuming that Bell would mean bye-bye for Tony Allen.

4) You just know that Raja Bell will knock down a big shot or two in the playoffs. You just know it! Keep in mind that this is a guy who played about 36 minutes a game for all those great Suns teams from a few years back. It's not like he is a scrub.

And that is it. I really see no downside to a potential Raja Bell addition. The name came kind of out of nowhere but count me as 100% on board with this.

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