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Report: Bulls have shown interest in veteran SG Raja Bell

The Bulls have shown interest in Raja Bell, but have not made an offer according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Since the Bulls can now offer a pro-rated veteran minimum contract, these types of things will probably pop up from time to time. This was buried in Woj's article about Raja Bell and the Lakers:

Utah has allowed Bell and his agent, Herb Rudoy, to search out deals elsewhere. The Chicago Bulls have shown some interest in Bell, too, but haven't made any offers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Bell is on the outs in Utah after clashing with coach Tyrone Corbin over playing time. He's still under contract with the Jazz, but the team is letting him stay away until a "suitable" offer is found and a buyout can be reached.

Bell started 30 games for the Jazz last season, but saw his minutes decrease as the year went on. He averaged 6.4 points in 23.4 minutes last year, but he did shoot 39.1 percent from three-point land.

The Bulls could use a three-point shooter like Bell, but he's 36 and using the one minimum contract they have at their disposal for a while on another old dude might not be the best idea. It probably would be better to hold on to it until they really need it.