OKC Thunder: 2017-18 season speed and distance traveled rundown

OKC Thunder5: Steven Adams #12 (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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OKC Thunder shooting guard Andre Roberson
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – DECEMBER 27: Andre Roberson #21 of the OKC Thunder stretches before the game against the Toronto Raptors on December 27, 2017 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Fresh legs also equal higher average speeds

For reference, the top starting caliber player in the league was Ish Smith of the Detroit Pistons averaging 4.88 mph.

Impressively, Roberson led the team in average speed as well, despite playing starters minutes. In his 37 games played, he average 4.56 mph. Who was second? Is it not obvious?

Nick Collison was second in average mph at 4.47. Your hustle will be missed, Mr. Thunder.

For players that averaged over 12 minutes per game, Carmelo was at the bottom once again at 3.77 mph. That is .33 less than lumbering Steven Adams.

That’s it for speed and distance (all listed stats measured by stats.nba.com). Keep it locked to Thunderous Intentions for more OKC Thunder post-season analysis.