Tuesday , Sep , 18 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Milwaukee Bucks or Miami Heat? Where Should Charlie Bell Play?

If at first you don’t succeed in signing Milwaukee’s restricted free agents, then try again. Clearly, Miami Heat coach Pat Riley lives by this saying. Riley failed to land Milwaukee table-setter Mo Williams, so now he has signed Charlie Bell, the Bucks’ third guard last year, to a five year, 18 million dollar offer sheet …


If at first you don’t succeed in signing Milwaukee’s restricted free agents, then try again. Clearly, coach Pat Riley lives by this saying. Riley failed to land Milwaukee table-setter Mo Williams, so now he has signed Charlie Bell, the Bucks’ third guard last year, to a five year, 18 million dollar offer sheet.

has a couple of weeks to decide whether they’ll match the offer. Nobody knows what they’ll do. We decided to speculate on how well Bell would fit with both teams.

With Milwaukee

  • Bell would get more minutes as the team’s third guard, backing-up Michael Redd and Mo Williams. And he would also play when the Bucks decided to use their small line-up.
  • However, Bell is upset with Milwaukee. He feels disrespected. The club promised to take care of him this summer and contract negotiations have been difficult.
  • Nobody knows how competitive the Bucks will be this season.
With Miami

  • Smush Parker. . . Dorell Wright. Miami is loaded with perimeter players and guards, so Bell would have to fight for his minutes.
  • However, rumor has it the Heat will unload a few players. If Bell stays in The MIA, then Jason Williams will likely end up elsewhere.
  • The Heat, if and , stay healthy will compete in the Eastern Conference.

Final Call: An unhappy player is an unproductive player. So hopefully, the Bucks decline to match the offer sheet and Bell gets to leave the cold of Wisconsin for the warmth of Miami. The muscular guard will get minutes, too. After all, he’s a reliable and consistent player, something the Heat could use.

Where’s the best situation for Bell: Milwaukee or Miami? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.

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