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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Kansas City - LP: B. Chen 1 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 5
Cincinnati - WP: T. Cingrani 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: B. Cumpton 1
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 4 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 4
Minnesota - WP: R. Nolasco 9 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: E. Bedard 7
Arizona - WP: M. Bolsinger 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson 2
San Diego 3 Bottom 8th Inning
Washington 3
Baltimore 11 Top 8th Inning
Toronto 3
NY Yankees 7 Top 7th Inning
Boston 2
Oakland 6 Top 4th Inning
Houston 1
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
Indiana 85 4th Qtr 0:03
Atlanta 97
Oklahoma City 43 3rd Qtr 8:49
Memphis 53
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Golden State
Boston 1 2nd Prd 7:06
Detroit 2
Colorado 8:30 PM
Minnesota
San Jose 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
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