It’s one of the little-discussed elements of a schedule: Travel miles.
The NBA has worked to reduce the overall number in recent years, and at least there is more rest built into all those miles, but it’s still a lot of travel. A lot.
Who has the most? It’s always the teams on the more spread out West Coast. From one of the great, early adopter NBA stats guys Ed Küpfer (a must follow on Twitter):
LeBron James is in for a little bit of a shock as to how much travel teams out West do.
Küpfer also broke out the schedule looking at home/road by month:
Also, this is one of my favorite stat Tweets of the summer, just for good measure.