Honestly, if we are not getting anyone else, let's get Bell. He knows how to play in this system, can play behind Metta.... We need someone to play some SG and SF anyway and this guy at least has a reputation of a defender. He can be dirty when necessary, Kobe endorses him, he can hit the 3.... why not?
Bell has done something in this league. I think there is no way he can screw things up. In the worst case, he'd just end up warming the bench. Last time he got minutes, he was an 8/3/2 player, shot close to 40% for 3, doesn't turn the ball over, can hit FTs, and only commits 2.5 fouls per game while playing respectable defense. I think taking him at this point is a no-risk move for us. And you know MDA can get something out of his role-players. If he can give us 7-8 ppg off the bench, defense and a 3-pter here and there, allowing our main guys to rest some more, it's a "do it, Mitch" move.
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