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Anthony Edwards reaches milestone and puts himself in elite company

Anthony Edwards has had a very busy offseason in 2022. His role in actor/producer Adam Sandler’s movie surprised many fans of basketball with his acting skills. Edwards played an antagonist basketball prospect named Kermit Wilts that opposed star Bo Cruz played by another NBA star Juancho Hernangomez. It seems like the NBA and especially the Minnesota Timberwolves knew how special Anthony Edwards could be by selecting him as the number 1 overall draft pick in 2020. Minnesota got a star that included a selection to the NBA’s All-Rookie First team in his first season in the league, and in his first two seasons he has averaged 20.3 points per game with an impressive 4.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Coming into the 2022-2023 NBA season, high expectations have been set by the league when it comes to the Minnesota Timberwolves. With the addition of some key free agents, Rudy Gobert, and other key pieces, Timberwolves have a chance to secure at least a spot in the top 6 seeds for the Western Conference Playoff bracket. Minnesota received an early individual milestone as Anthony Edwards reached a monumental landmark in his career, scoring his 3000th career point. This achievement makes him the eighth youngest player in NBA history to reach 3,000 points. In addition to that milestone, Edwards becomes the 1st player in NBA history to have 3,000+ points and 400+ threes in fewer than 150 career games. As the season carries on, we can expect Anthony Edwards to lead the Timberwolves with consistency and a possible spot on the NBA All Star team. In an era of free agency and trades, Minnesota seems to have aligned their expectations and results from a #1 overall pick. Edwards continues to be a matchup nightmare for opponents and keep in mind he only turned 21 years old in August. The future is bright, and the future is now for Timberwolves and Edwards!

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