Report: Jordan Bell suspended by Warriors for charging items at team hotel to assistant's room

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The Golden State Warriors suspended center Jordan Bell for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team,” which he served on Wednesday night during their 118-103 win against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.

The organization didn’t elaborate on what the 24-year-old did, however it appears that it was an incident at their team hotel on Tuesday night that triggered the suspension.

According to The Athletic’s Anthony Slater and Sam Amick, Bell had charged an item or items to assistant coach Mike Brown at The Peabody, where they were staying Tuesday night. While the rooms themselves are paid for by the team, anything else purchased at the hotel is not.

Brown was alerted to the charge and asked the staff at the hotel about it. The staff confirmed the purchases, which Brown didn’t make. After a brief investigation, “it became clear that Bell is the one who put it on Brown’s bill.” It’s not clear specifically what was added to the bill.

There is also concern, according to the report, that is isn’t the first time Bell has done this to a member of the Warriors organization on a road trip.

When asked about the suspension before the game on Wednesday, however, Warriors coach Steve Kerr offered little details.

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“The release was self explanatory,” Kerr said. “He was suspended for tonight’s game for conduct detrimental to the team. Beyond that, it’s our business, nobody else’s. We’ll move on.”

Bell was not with the team at FedExForum on Wednesday, but is expected to rejoin the team and will be available on Friday for Golden State’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center, per the report.

Bell has averaged three points and 2.7 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game this season, his second in the league.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 16: Jordan Bell #2 of the Golden State Warriors smiles before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 16, 2019 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Warriors suspended Jordan Bell for one game after he reportedly charged items at the team hotel to assistant coach Mike Brown. (Noah Graham/Getty Images)

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