Why Edwards Will Be A Bust – Ethan Carbone
Anthony Edwards just got picked 1st overall for the best fit in the Minnesota Timberwolves. They needed a slashing wing which is what Edwards can be when used right. Edwards wasn’t efficient from the three-point line with 29% because he took so many contested shots. Which he cannot do in the NBA if he wants to succeed in the NBA. With 2.7 turnovers a game if Edwards keeps that up in the NBA without being the main ball handler. If he continues he will be a bust and will not succeed.
Along with wasting his possessions with his 40% from the field, he won’t be able to score much in the league no matter how bad NBA defenses are. In time his piss poor shooting will hurt him because he won’t be getting the shots he got at Georgia. Especially with an all-star caliber point guard in D’Angelo Russel and a top 5 center in Karl Anthony Towns. Which is why he won’t be a stud like he was at Georgia
Why Edwards Will Be A Stud – Nick Andre
As expected, Anthony Edwards is officially a Minnesota Timberwolf. It makes a lot of sense that the organization would go for a guy who can fill that starting wing position. Edwards with his size and skill set fits well for the Timberwolves moving forward.
Edwards is an explosive talent that the defense have to always keep their eye on. He has the ability to dominate the paint with his agility to find open lanes and penetration. Edwards can also get hot from the perimeter and beat defenders from range. Even though his efficiency rating needs improvement, as Edwards shot 40% from the field in his freshman season, the more developing he gets the more dangerous he will become from the outside.
The dynamic trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Edwards could be a force to be wrecking within the Western Conference. I do not expect them to become a contender this coming season. But with chemistry build along with experience, the Timberwolves could possibly be on the hunt for a championship with the drafting of Edwards.
Throughout the year Nick and I will do many check-ins on Edwards to see who is looking like they are right about Anthony Edwards bust or star potential.