The Golden State Warriors have suspended second-year big man Jordan Bell one game for conduct detrimental to the team. The organization announced the news Wednesday morning via social media.
Warriors forward Jordan Bell suspended pic.twitter.com/jyWuawBxEO— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 27, 2019
It’s unclear at this time what Bell did to earn the team-mandated suspension. Often these types of suspensions are the result of lack of professionalism - missing a practice, being late to a team flight, etc. Sometimes the news leaks as to why the player was suspended, but often it remains a mystery.
However, there are some clues.
In a question and answer session that was live when the news broke, The Athletic’s Anthony Slater answered a question about Bell’s lack of playing time. He concluded the answer by saying, “Also: The maturity issues are a real thing. He just got suspended a game by the team.”
There have been rumblings about Bell’s maturity for a while. Earlier in the season he was caught on cameras in a heated argument with coach Steve Kerr, and there have been more than a few rumors about his commitment and professionalism.
Bell will serve his suspension tonight when the Warriors visit the Memphis Grizzlies.