Bell officially signs with Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Raja Bell has signed a contract with the Utah Jazz, saying he’s happy to return to Salt Lake City. The 33-year-old shooting guard says his left wrist recovered from surgery last year and is fine. The 6-foot-5 Bell was a favorite with both the fans and coach Jerry Sloan because of his defense. He had two breakout seasons with the Jazz but left in 2005 to take an offer from Phoenix he said was too good to pass up. Bell is returning for a three-year deal and signed a contract Monday worth about $10 million. Bell is a career 41 percent 3-point shooter who has averaged more than 10 points per game while playing for six different teams. He spent last season with Charlotte and Golden State, but played in just six games because of wrist surgery.

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