Anthony Edwards determined to be No. 1 NBA draft pick for Timberwolves
Georgia guard Anthony Edwards says he wants the Minnesota Timberwolves to take him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Timberwolves, who have All-Stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell on the roster, have a big decision to make on Nov. 18, but Edwards claims he’s ready to play for Minnesota despite the city being really cold during the winter, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
Potential No. 1 pick @theantman05 told @TheUndefeated he wants to be drafted 1st by @Timberwolves & he isn't scared of Minneapolis' cold temperatures. "I'm not going to play basketball in the snow. So, I'm not worried about it," Anthony Edwards. Story in @TheUndefeated on Friday pic.twitter.com/oSXql5Bd87
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) November 10, 2020
The Timberwolves won just 19 games in 2019-20 before games were suspended in March due to COVID-19. They weren’t invited to Walt Disney World for the NBA bubble games as a result of their putrid record, but at least they have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft to show for it.
In 32 games at Georgia, Anthony Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 40.2 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free-throw line. Multiple reports have stated that the Golden State Warriors will most likely draft Edwards with the second overall pick if the Timberwolves don’t take him.
Edwards and Russell could share the backcourt with the Timberwolves since both guys can play point guard or shooting guard.
It’s going to be interesting to see what the Timberwolves wind up doing. They desperately need more talent around Towns, who has only made the playoffs once in his NBA career.
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