SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Jazz guard Raja Bell said he felt good about Monday's meeting with team brass two days after he was sent home from a road trip after clashing with coach Tyrone Corbin.
Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said the issue was resolved, and he expected Bell in uniform Monday night against Detroit, barring bad news on a precautionary MRI on Bell's sore left knee.
Bell started Friday's game in Philadelphia but was sent home by Corbin and missed Saturday's game at Chicago.
Bell has started all 30 games he's played in for the Jazz this season and is averaging 6.9 points. He shot 1 of 5 against the Sixers and played just 18 minutes.
The 12th-year veteran acknowledged he was frustrated but insisted everything was "business as usual" now after hashing out the situation.
"We had a good conversation, talked over a few things and you keep it moving," he said. "I'll be here. In whatever capacity I can help, I will."
Bell, 35, said he wanted to remain with the Jazz. He is under contract through 2013 and set to make $3.4 million next season.
"I bought into coming here and I'm doing my best to help this team win, so that's what I've tried to do all year, and until that's not my job anymore, that's what I'll do," he said. "I told them in here I like Salt Lake, my family likes Salt Lake, and I really enjoy my teammates. So from my perspective, I'm fine."
O'Connor declined comment when asked if he has had calls about trading Bell or if Bell had asked to be traded.
O'Connor did acknowledge the team was active in general trade discussions, as are other teams.
Utah is woefully in need of better outside shooting. While the Jazz have plenty of flexibility under the cap, and a nice mix of veterans and youth, O'Connor made it clear the team wasn't looking to add somebody in the final year of his contract.
The trade deadline is Thursday afternoon.
As for the Bell-Corbin clash, O'Connor said, "That chapter is closed. We're moving on."
"Raja is a competitor, Coach is a competitor and we're going to figure out a way to try to get to fifth or sixth place in (the conference)," he said.
The Jazz (19-21) enter Monday's game tied for 11th in the Western Conference, but they are just a few wins out of the playoff race.
None of Utah's next four opponents have winning records, and players called this an important week.
Whether Bell starts Monday remains to be seen. There also is uncertainty with leading scorer Al Jefferson, who was excused from practice Monday because of a "family matter."
Corbin said Derrick Favors would start if Jefferson was not available.
Speaking to the media before his sit-down with Bell, Corbin wasn't sure how that meeting would go.
Asked about his relationship with the fiery veteran, Corbin paused then said, "He's a player; I'm the coach. I've known him for a while. It is what it is."
Corbin did say he learned a lot from coaching under Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan, who abruptly retired last season after a spat with All-Star point guard Deron Williams.
"He's always handled things as they came to him," Corbin said of Sloan. "As he told me, you don't have all the answers. You have to deal with (issues) as they come up and be honest and straightforward as you can and move ahead as quickly as you can. That's what we'll do."