Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker traversed more distance on court than anyone in NBA

Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)
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There are many strange advanced statistics we can track, but Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns leads the league in miles traversed on the court this season.

Phoenix Suns All-Star, Devin Booker, is known for his shooting ability, and most people would translate that to a lot of standing around waiting to launch a 3. That is not the case with Devin Booker.

In your random advanced stat of the day, Booker leads the league in distance traveled on the court this season with a whopping 885,624 feet. If you’re like me and can’t conceptualize the vastness of that number, it equates to 167.7 miles, which is the distance from Chandler to Flagstaff.

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns leads the NBA in distance traveled on the court.

Booker edged out CJ McCollum, who has traversed a mere seven feet less than Booker this season, albeit in fewer minutes.

This is one of those stats that is equally unsurprising and fascinating at the same time. It is not a huge surprise because we know Booker both plays a lot of minutes and is constantly trying to get open off screens and driving to the basket (or stopping short for a mid-range jump shot). At the same time, is he that active on the court?

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It is definitely something I’m going to pay extra close attention to when the NBA resumes in just a few short weeks.

Two other Phoenix Suns players cracked the top 50 in this category, with Mikal Bridges coming in 42nd (736,873 feet; 139.6 miles) and Kelly Oubre Jr. landing in the 47th spot (727,960 feet; 137.9 miles).

Mikal Bridges has the fewest minutes played out of anyone in the top 50, which should come as no surprise considering how all over the court he is, especially on the defensive end of the ball.

I have no idea how they are able to be so precise with this measurement, but assuming it is accurate, it is a mind-blowing metric to track. Add this to the growing list of impressive accomplishments Devin Booker has achieved this year, and get ready because this season is not yet finished.

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