I thnk they want to give Felton unconditional control to see exactly what they have, but so long as he's the unquestioned starter I don't think adding Bell would interfere in that. I also don't like using an "excuse" for not making the playoffs. If everyone is going to give it their all this season...which I fully expect...it's just wrong to not give them all the tools in our power to help them reach the goal.
It's not all about Felton. He doesn't have to be a "star"...just solid. Bonnell's "BK fed articles" not withstanding I don't think there's all that "doubt" on whether he's our PG from the organization. After 1 full year at PG on a 3RD YEAR TEAM he was ranked right at 15th in the league. Folks act like that's "terrible" because of guys like Paul & Williams, but that's actually pretty darn good for a young PG who wasn't surrounded by experience or offensive threats. Now we have an actual go to guy Felton can feed.
Bell is a great defender and 3 point shooter who can play 3 positions and is only 28. He's a definite upgrade and he'll allow us to continue on when Felton's sitting...which is huge if we truly intend to challenge for the playoffs.
Offer the Bucks Harrington and a 2nd for Bell at 3 yr/9 million w/ 3rd being a player option (expiring and a 2nd is better than nothing). Bring in Jackson for the 15th spot at the vet. minimum:
Very well rounded lineup IMO. We'd have legitimate cover for when every starter sits.