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Raja Bell Could Be Out for the Season

October 20, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
Filed under Basketball

Raja Bell, the defensive and three-point shooting specialist for the Charlotte Bobcats, may be forced to miss the rest of the season due to a wrist injury. Although he’s getting a second opinion, Bell’s first opinion told him that he needed wrist surgery that would keep him out most — if not all — of the 2009-10 NBA season.

The loss of Bell would be a big blow to the Bobcats. While his skills have diminished, the 33-year-old swingman is still an important cog to Charlotte’s squad. He’s arguably the team’s best defender and his perimeter shooting spreads the court.

Without Bell, the Bobcats may opt to go with a lot of Raymond Felton and D.J. Augustin in the backcourt at the same time. While both have spent a lot of time at point guard in their basketball careers, both Felton and Augustin can score well enough to play shooting guard.

Bell is currently looking for a way to avoid having the surgery. If he does, he may be out a matter of weeks rather than a matter of months.

Raja Bell - Charlotte Bobcats (Image: Zuma Press)

Raja Bell - Charlotte Bobcats (Image: Zuma Press)

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