Potential No. 1 pick Anthony Edwards picks Kyrie Irving over Warriors’ Stephen Curry
Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, who could end up on the Golden State Warriors, is picking Kyrie Irving over Stephen Curry for his starting five from current players (via Warriors Outsiders’ Drew Shiller).
This now means the Warriors won’t be selecting Edwards if they get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft (we’re obviously joking).
Uh-oh Warriors fans: When Anthony Edwards was asked by Taylor Rooks to name his starting five of current players, he chose Kyrie over Steph … (he did go with Klay at shooting guard though) pic.twitter.com/u3SXfUs359
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) August 19, 2020
The Warriors had the worst record in the NBA before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, so they weren’t invited to Walt Disney World for the NBA restart. Golden State will also have one of the top picks in the 2020 draft since they were so putrid this past season.
In 32 games at Georgia, Anthony Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The explosive scorer shot 40.2 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line.
The Warriors are said to be higher on Edwards than they are on LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball.
Stephen Curry only appeared in five games this season. He broke his hand in the fourth game of the season and needed two surgeries before returning to the court.
However, the COVID-19 suspension happened two days after Curry made his return to the lineup. The two-time MVP finished the campaign with averages of 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists.
Kyrie Irving, meanwhile, put up 27.4 points, 5.2 boards and 6.4 assists for the Brooklyn Nets in 20 games. He’s not in Orlando, Florida with the Nets due to shoulder surgery.