Disruptions have plagued the Phoenix Suns as they prepare for their longest road trip of the season so far.
Temperatures could reach record lows in the East and Midwest of the US in the coming days just as the Phoenix Suns are set to begin a seven-day road trip which takes in visits to Chicago, Minnesota, Memphis, Detroit, and New York.
With all five games coming against opponents with losing records the organization is looking to build on a 20-12 record and would have been hoping to be able to concentrate solely on results at this crucial point in their season.
But while basketball does have the advantage of being shielded from the elements, the weather has brought logistical issues for the Suns.
First, as they set off for Chicago on Monday evening, their flight was delayed for a number of hours meaning they landed late in the windy city in temperatures of -11.
The Suns then took the executive decision to cancel Tuesday morning’s scheduled shootaround in order to avoid having to travel to the United Center in Chicago more than once in a day.
Small forward, P.J Tucker has already revealed his tactics for avoiding the big chill: “I know how cold it is. I’m not going outside.
“From the bus to the hotel, and I’m ordering room service. That’s all I’ll know.”