The New York Knicks are looking to fill out the roster with minimum contracts, and one player the team is considering is the 36-year-old veteran Raja Bell.
Free agent guard Raja Bell worked out for the Knicks in New York on Monday and stood out to the point where he could receive consideration for a roster spot, a league source told RealGM.
The Knicks have been intrigued by the outside shooting and defensive versatility that Bell is known for, and they invited him into their facility on Monday. In the workouts, Bell shot well and outplayed New York’s incoming rookies in one on one drills, a source said, leaving the Knicks surprised given Bell sat out the entire 2012-13 season.
Bell didn’t play in the 2012-13 season due to disagreements with the team, and was close to getting bought out of his contract in order to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Bell refused to leave the money on the table until a formal offer came from the Lakers camp and ended up staying in Utah and worked out on his own.
With little money to play with, signing Bell wouldn’t be the worst option, although he probably wouldn’t see many minutes if everyone stays healthy.