Timberwolves make crucial Anthony Edwards decision that will please Karl-Anthony Towns
The Minnesota Timberwolves have made sure to secure their immediate future by picking the contract options on Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels’ rookie deals.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Timberwolves have picked up the third-year rookie scale options on Edwards and McDaniels. The deadline is still November 1, but Minnesota knows they didn’t have to wait to make the move. After all, it’s a no-brainer move to keep Ant-Man who has impressed in his first year after being the No. 1 pick of the 2020 NBA draft. The same goes for McDaniels, who has shown flashes of his potential in his limited role.
Sources: The Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up third-year rookie scale options on Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels. Rookie option deadline is Nov. 1; Minnesota takes care of their two 2020 first-rounders (Edwards No. 1, McDaniels No. 28) before the season begins.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 18, 2021
Both Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels figure to be important pieces for the Timberwolves moving forward, especially the former who is expected to be a core member of the team alongside Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
By picking the options on both youngsters early, though, the Timberwolves are ensuring that they will enter the new season without any question or doubts surrounding the franchise.
It remains to be seen if Edwards can live up to the billing of a top overall pick, but based on what he has shown in his rookie year and the preseason, it sure looks like he’s ready to take another leap in his game.
As for McDaniels, if he can develop a consistent 3-point shot, he could very well become an x-factor for Minnesota in their quest to playoff and title contention.