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Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards ‘doesn’t care’ about getting respect from rest of NBA

Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards apparently doesn’t give a rats hat whether the rest of the league respects him or not. The 2020 no. 1 overall pick just wants to handle his business on the court, all while having fun getting some buckets.

Via Ken Youngblood of La Croisse Tribune:

“I don’t really care about earning anybody’s respect,” Edwards said. “I just want to go out and win and have fun and play basketball.”

People had some question marks about Edwards’ commitment to basketball prior to the start of the season. But that doesn’t seem to be an issue for the 19-year old now, especially with the way he approaches the game.

Edwards certainly turned some heads and may have just garnered the respect of several players around the league with his magnificent performance in their 139-135 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Ant-Man dropped a career-best 42 points in an incandescent showcase of scoring. He went 17-of-22 from the field and drained 8-of-9 three-pointers to go along with six rebounds and seven assists.

Edwards has been quite an entertaining personality off the court with his youthful and amusing answers during interviews. The same can be said about his game on the floor, especially with the way he can rise above the rim and throw down a nasty slam, just like he did with this unforgettable poster earlier in the year.

The 6-foot-4 guard has certainly made great strides as his rookie campaign has progressed. Struggling early in the season with his shot, Edwards has found his rhythm as of late. In 18 games from April onward, Edwards is averaging 23.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists, while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from long distance.

It sure seems like the Timberwolves found an absolute stud in the former Georgia standout.