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Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards rips Wolves with unfiltered rant after loss vs. Pelicans

Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves young star Anthony Edwards was not happy after his team lost to a winless New Orleans Pelicans team on Monday night.

The Wolves were coming into the game against with an immaculate 2-0 record while Brandon Ingram and the rest of New Orleans were hungry for win number one this season. In the end, it was the Pelicans who stole the 107-98 road win which ultimately frustrated last year’s first overall pick.

“Wake-up call for sure. Lock-in. Lock the fu*k in,” Edwards said after the disappointing loss (via Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic). “Everybody coming in here thinking it’s sweet playing the Pelicans. Whooped our a*s. Now our back’s on the wall again. We got to wake up,”

Edwards also added that he puts the blame on himself saying that he, alongside fellow stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell, have to share the ball and involve everyone else.

“We think we the only ones on the team. We got to be willing to pass the ball. There’s no ‘I’ in team. We can’t beat five people with three people. We beat five people with five people,” he added.

The former NBA All-Rookie Team Member was, for his part, incredible against the Pelicans. Edwards finished with 28 points and nine rebounds and led the way for the Wolves behind a strong third-quarter to try and keep the game close as his team was down by as much as 21 points in the second half. Towns’ game-high of 32 points wasn’t enough either while starting guard Russell struggled from the field and shot just 3-of-14. To make things worse, these three starters combined for 61 of the team’s 90 total field goals.

Next up for Edwards and the Timberwolves is a tough road game against the defending champs Milwaukee Bucks. Hopefully, this wake-up call helps them prepare for that Wednesday battle in the Deer District.