Here’s an interesting nugget tweeted out Wednesday by Timberwolves TV play-by-play voice Dave Benz, who is probably just as tired of being on the road as everyone else associated with the team:
— Dave Benz (@tweetdavebenz) November 22, 2017
In this era of generally cushy travel, having to get on flights a lot might seem overblown. Still, the Wolves’ early-season schedule has been pretty brutal.
They’ve played 10 of their first 17 games on the road. Of their seven home games before Wednesday, five were single-game affairs sandwiched between road games. Only once have they had two consecutive home games — Nov. 4 and 5, when they crushed Dallas and Charlotte. They also had two off days surrounding those dates, so they actually had a chance to be home for a few days.
Outside of that, though, they’ve been on the go for the first month-plus of the season, flying before every game.
That changes for the better with a four-game homestand starting Wednesday, with a five-game home stand slated for Dec. 10-18 and another five-gamer from Jan. 6-14.