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Upset over lack of new deal, Bucks' Bell seeks new team

Restricted free-agent guard Charlie Bell said Saturday that he
does not want to return to the Milwaukee Bucks this season.

"They told me they were going to take care of Mo Williams and
that they would take care of me, but they haven't," Bell said
during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I'm
either going to sign an offer sheet with another NBA team, or I'm
going to accept a great deal to play in Greece.

"I don't want to go back to Milwaukee. I'm really disappointed
in how this has turned out, but I don't see any way I could play
for the Bucks again because my heart just won't be in it."

Bell signed a two-year contract with Milwaukee in August 2005
after leading the Spanish League in scoring, averaging 27 points
for Breogan, the previous season. He played in all 82
regular-season games for the Bucks in 2006-07, averaging 13.5
points and 35 minutes.

The 28-year-old Flint, Mich., native helped Michigan State win
the 2000 national championship but went undrafted. Bell played for
the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks in 2001-02 and then spent
three seasons in Italy, leading all scorers in 2003-04 with
25.5-point average for Livorno.

The Bucks signed Williams, a point guard, to a six-year, $51.5
million contract in July.