Anthony Edwards is maturing and growing into a leader for the Minnesota Timberwolves right before our eyes.
During Monday’s win against the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Finch pulled Edwards early in the first quarter because of his defensive woes. The explosive scorer admitted he was mad about it, but he knew he couldn’t complain because his coach wasn’t wrong.
“I get mad for sure. I be wanting to say something to him. But it’s pointless. He right. Can’t do nothing but be better when I get back in,” the Timberwolves rising star said, per Chris Hine of the Star Tribune.
Anthony Edwards also highlighted that he appreciates such coaching. Just in his second year in the league, the 20-year-old understands he has a lot of things to learn and areas to improve in order to become the MVP-type of player he aspires to be.
“For sure. That’s why I said he right. I get mad, but he right,” Edwards added on Finch’s coaching. “At the end of the day I can’t do nothing but take the constructive criticism and come back and show him that I can do it.”
Edwards recorded a game-high 28 points in the Timberwolves’ 122-104 win over the Clippers. He had four turnovers, but that didn’t stop him from making a huge impact.
It is undoubtedly incredible to hear Ant-Man stay humble and grounded despite his quick rise to star status. While it is easier to complain and get heated, he is not letting his emotions get the better of him. He is still maturing as a player, but there is no doubt he is on the right track.