Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards running away with Rookie of the Year vs. Pacers
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards is continuously showing why he’s one of the best players of his batch. Against the Indiana Pacers, Edwards burst for nine consecutive points, single-handedly lifting his team in the fourth.
Peep the clip below for Edwards’ ninth-straight point. From the looks of it, he was not going to let any Timberwolves opponent get in his way.
Anthony Edwards has scored 9-straight PTS 😯
He's a bucket pic.twitter.com/SCgAdPStkS
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 8, 2021
To recall, Edwards was the first pick of the 2020 draft class. The batch wasn’t as hyped as the previous crop of first-year pros which featured the likes of Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and RJ Barrett, among others. However, this season’s rookies have been showing off their skills as well, entertaining their fans and, more importantly, helping their team get those victories.
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been the favorite to win top rookie honors. His passing, vision, and exciting play have caught the eyes of basketball diehards. But little by little, Edwards has been gaining the respect of his peers, as well as the legions of analysts out there.
The Timberwolves rookie has dusted off his slow start to the season, taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the injuries of D’Angelo Russell and Ricky Rubio, along with Malik Beasley‘s suspension.
Apart from his ferocious dunks which showcase his tenacity, Anthony Edwards has also proven his ability to get buckets in bunches—something that not all rookies possess. With Ball out (possibly for the rest of the year), the Timberwolves youngster might very well take home the Rookie of the Year plum.