Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

The frequent-flying Timberwolves

Posted by: Kent Youngblood under Wolves news Updated: August 7, 2013 - 10:21 AM

 The Timberwolves will lead the league in one category in this upcoming season: Travel.

The NBA schedules were released Tuesday, and NBA stat fanatic Ed Kupfer has calculated how many miles each team will travel.

No. 1 on that list: The Timberwolves. According to Kupfer the Wolves – who will play one “home” game against San Antonio in Mexico City – will log well over 50,000 miles of travel. Second on the list is Portland, followed by Golden State, Phoenix and the Lakers.

Not surprisingly, the top five travel teams and eight of the top ten are all in the Western Conference teams.

 

Here is Kupfer’s graph showing the travel for each team during the upcoming season:

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