The Mavericks are on the practice court at U.S. Airways Center, having enjoyed a rare day on Monday when there was no basketball-related duties and no travel.
At least, most of the Mavericks enjoyed the day.
That was not the case for Jason Terry and J.J. Barea.
Terry left Phoenix for Seattle, where he attended the funeral service for an aunt that he was close to. Barea left for San Diego to tend to a family matter with an excused absence from the team.
Both players are expected to rejoin the team in Los Angeles for the Clippers' game Wednesday night.
Most of the Mavericks made use of Monday's free time in Phoenix by either playing golf or going to the Rangers' exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Scottsdale, Ariz. Several members of the organization did both.
Sometimes, you got to get your mind away from the job.