The Minnesota Timberwolves had a real shot at upsetting the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round, but succumbed in six games. While pulling off the unlikely series win would have been huge, the playoff experience they’re taking into next season could be just as invaluable in building something in Minneapolis.
The major strides the Timberwolves made this season was thanks in large part to the massive improvement from sophomore Anthony Edwards. The dynamic guard knows he still has a much higher ceiling to reach.
After the Game 6 loss, Edwards was vocal on his offseason plans. After a season that saw him improve his efficient from the field and beyond the arc, the Timberwolves star wants to expand his offensive repertoire to be a three-level scorer.
“From last year to this year everybody was like, ‘He can’t shoot.’ So my focus this summer was shooting the ball. I think next year they’re going to say, ‘He can’t shoot in the midrange.’ So this summer I’m going to be working on being able to shoot everywhere. Floaters, midrange, finishing at the rim, three-pointers, everything. I’m just going to work on it,” said the Timberwolves star.
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Anthony Edwards likely has several All-Star appearances and postseason eruptions in his future. This playoff exit and ensuing offseason could be the calm before the storm.