At just 20-years of age, Anthony Edwards continues marching through the entire NBA. He was acquired by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2020 after a fantastic college season for Georgia. He was #1 overall draft pick which set the eyes of all experts on him. On March 18, 2021, the shooting guard dropped a career-high 42 points in a 123:119 win over the strong Phoenix Suns. Although not becoming the Rookie of the Year, he made the NBA All-Rookie First Team. The 2021/22 NBA season began in the best possible way for him as he posted a new career-high performance. He scored 48 points in a 123:110 loss to the LA Lakers, shooting 7-13 from beyond the arc.
After his monstrous 38-point performance against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, he took down another milestone. Edwards became one of the seven players in the NBA history to score 2,000 points in his 100 games at 20 years of age or less. Most of the other players who got this achievement became some of the best players of the decade. LeBron James and Kevin Durant made that list as Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, and Zion Williamson were the others alongside them. On top of that, Anthony Edwards set a new franchise record for the Timberwolves with most 3-pointers made in a game. He was highly efficient against the Nuggets, sinking 10 shots from beyond the arc.
Anthony Edwards makes an incredible season for the Timberwolves. So far, he averages 22.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. However, Minnesota currently sits in 9th place with 13 wins and 15 losses. Their trio comprised of Anthony Edwards, Karl-Anthony Towns, and D’Angelo Russell, will have to make some amendments to their game if they want to make it deep in the end of the season. The team will strive for the Playoffs this year, but it’s only a matter of time to figure out whether they will have a shot at it. One thing is certain – the new Timberwolves’ trio has a lot to prove to the NBA world. It will be a huge mistake if some team underestimates them as they can punish even the smallest errors.