The Warriors suspended forward Jordan Bell one game for “conduct detrimental to the team,” the team announced Wednesday.
The Athletic reported later in the day that the suspension stemmed from Bell’s making a charge at the team hotel in Memphis but billing it to assistant coach Mike Brown’s account.
Per the report on the unspecified purchase:
At some point on Tuesday night, Jordan Bell made a purchase at the Warriors’ team hotel here. The exact item or items and amount of the bill is unclear. What isn’t, though, is who got unknowingly charged for it: assistant coach Mike Brown. … Brown was alerted to the charge. He inquired about it. The staff at The Peabody hotel, where the team stayed, confirmed its purchase. So the Warriors launched a quick investigation and it became clear that Bell is the one who put it on Brown’s bill. There was concern, sources say, that this wasn’t the first time Bell has pulled this maneuver on some unknowing member of the organization.
Bell, 24, served his suspension Wednesday night as the Warriors defeated the Grizzlies, 118-103.
While it’s unclear what Bell did to earn the suspension, his production with the Warriors has been lackluster, at best.
In his second season in the league, Bell is averaging three points per game with one assist and 2.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.
With Andrew Bogut added to the rotation and DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala both returning after resting Sunday’s game, Bell’s absence should go unnoticed.