Raja Bell Has Refused to Accept Buyout from the Utah Jazz

by July 31, 2012

Raja Bell’s time with the Utah Jazz is over, but apparently, Bell is not ready to accept the buyout payment from the team just yet. Reports the Salt Lake Tribune: “The Raja Bell saga goes on. Bell has not accepted a buyout with the Jazz, despite the veteran guard saying July 8 a verbal agreement had been reached between the sides and only formalities remained. ‘We’ve been given the greenlight by Utah to go ahead and find something that works for us. We’ve agreed to the terms,’ Bell said in July. ‘So I think it’s safe to say now we are in the market again and we’re entertaining our options at this point.’ Jazz General Manager Kevin O’Connor would not discuss Bell’s buyout when recently asked about the situation during Summer League in Orlando, Fla. But a league source confirmed Monday the Jazz have officially offered Bell a buyout. He has refused to accept the deal, though, delaying an already long-delayed process.”