Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  17 responses

Raja Bell’s Season May Be Over

As soon as he got a whiff of the toxic atmosphere on his new team, Raja suddenly remembered that his wrist was bothering him: “Newly-acquired Raja Bell told The Chronicle on Tuesday that he will have wrist surgery, a decision that adds to the Warriors’ injury woes and could cost the guard the rest of the season. Bell, who was picked up from Charlotte in the Stephen Jackson trade Monday, will go back east for surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left wrist. He’ll miss four or five weeks if the wrist is in decent shape and probably the rest of the season if screws are needed for the repair. ‘I’m going into it, assuming it will be a big surgery,’ Bell said. ‘If I wake up and it’s not, it’s icing on the cake. I’m prepared for the worst-case scenario, and I’ll go from there … After playing, it’s pretty evident that I cant’ do the things I like to do and I feel would help the team the most. It’s time to get it fixed. Shooting isn’t a problem, but it’s all of the little intangibles that I can bring that have been impossible.”‘

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  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Well all the best to him. On the bright side, I picked up Stephen Curry last night in my fantasy team xD

  • http://www.another48minutes.com Gerard Himself

    what a “coincedence” he will get surgery at this point.

  • neaorin

    Man you gotta love the Warriors. “So, we’re trading away one of our best players and we’re getting a guy who needs wrist surgery and another dude whose nickname is Vladdy Daddy? Hell yeah, let’s do this!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    Yeah, Gerard. Shocker. Were you the one who said Raja would do this when the trade was announced?

  • http://salmonline Levi Yeti

    does raja bell really think that he can help a team????

  • Dfrance

    It’s his non-shooting hand and he says shooting is not a problem… what kind ofleft-wrist “intangibles” is he talking about?

  • Ricochet

    ^^ clothelines…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Check this out.
    Dude is going to get surgery and nurse his injury. The Warriors will offer to buy him out. He will accept. He will then sign with a good team.
    It’s obvious. Dude could play through this if he was motivated, but who would be motivated to sacrifice for the effing Warriors! Nobody.
    Good for Raja.

  • tavoris

    lol…the timing is impeccable. NOBODY really wants to play for Nelson in sunny CA, do they?

  • thalilbigkahuna

    Ah yes, intangibles. Such as not playing for the Warriors.

  • Bart

    Play Anthony Randolph you old senile dingus

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Surgery this season = championship next…

  • davidR

    stephen jackson for vlad rad? how could you NOT make that trade?!

  • Shem

    First of all, raja bell can DEFINETLY help a team and second of all i watched him play tonight so i dont think hes done

  • http://www.shopakshoes.com Kid Lebron

    Raja has fallen since leaving PHX… just give him back for like a draft pick :P



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