By:  David Dwork

This morning on the Jorge Sedano Show on 790 The Ticket, Raja Bell expressed his desire to play for what he considers his ‘hometown team’…our Miami Heat.  The sharpshooter and defensive specialist is just the kind of players that Pat Riley likes, and has the qualities of a player that the Heat have coveted during Riley’s tenure in South Florida.  Said Bell:

“I’ve talked a lot about it with my agent and my family.  Miami is my first choice.  If there would be any interest from the Heat I would give it a ponder.  It’s my home town”

He would fit right into the financial plan for the Heat, who will be looking to add players of Bell’s caliber at discount prices.  Considering Bell is coming off of one the hardest seasons he’s had to endure, he would more then welcome an opportunity to revive his career with a championship contending team that Miami is bound to become.  And with Bell, the price would be right for a Heat team that will be looking for discount take

Early last season Bell was traded from the Charlotte Bobcats to the Golden State Warriors, but he tore a ligament in his left wrist and played in just 6 games.  He was cut in early March, which means that since he didn’t finish the season on any NBA roster, he can sign with any team at any time…no need to wait for July 8th. 

Bell was asked to make a job pitch to Pat Riley, and this was his response:

“I’m not gonna do all that.  But I’ll tell you like this, ‘Pat, if you can use my services give me a call, I’m right around the corner, 36th and Biscayne.  Give me a call.’ “

Pat, give him a call.

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