Anthony Edwards sets Timberwolves record not even Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthonty Towns achieved
Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards achieved a feat on Wednesday that no other player in team history has done. Edwards tallied a career-high 42 points on top of six rebounds and seven assists versus the Memphis Grizzlies, showing flashes of what he could be in the next coming years.
In the process, he became the first rookie in Timberwolves history to tally at least 30 points, five boards, and five dimes in a game, according to ESPN Statistics & Information. Yep, not even Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Karl-Anthony Towns, or Andrew Wiggins were able to do it.
Anthony Edwards is the first rookie in Timberwolves franchise history to record at least 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a game. pic.twitter.com/zGoe1oFDDX
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 6, 2021
Edwards, who was drafted number one in last year’s NBA Draft, has been terrific for the Timberwolves. Although a lot of the attention has gone to LaMelo Ball (and rightfully so), Edwards has had an impressive season as well and should give LaMelo a tight battle for the Rookie of the Year plum.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Timberwolves sharpen their roster moving forward. Towns and D’Angelo Russell have shown brilliant partnership but they haven’t played a complete season together due to various injuries. The addition of Edwards is something to be excited about as the Timberwolves hope for brighter days ahead.
Edwards’ efforts against the Grizzlies sadly didn’t translate to a win. But his performance has surely made fans wanting for more from the enigmatic youngster. The question now for the Timberwolves is how Edwards, Towns, and Russell will fit with one another. On paper, they’re not a bad core at all.
The Timberwolves are once again ending their season without advancing to the NBA Playoffs. But the dark days shouldn’t stay for long with the quick growth of Anthony Edwards.