Minnesota Timberwolves Draft: LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards?

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Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards

ATHENS, GA – FEBRUARY 19: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

If the Minnesota Timberwolves land a top draft pick, should they take LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards?

With almost two months still to go before the NBA Draft Lottery, the discussion over the Minnesota Timberwolves first pick in October comes with caveats.

Their top selection could range anywhere from No. 1 to No. 7, and the chances Minnesota receives the top pick are only 14 percent.

But this is a rare draft class in that the guys at the top of most boards, LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards, are not guaranteed to go 1-2. So, even if Minnesota were to miss out on the top picks, one of these players could still be available.

Minnesota Timberwolves Draft: LaMelo Ball or Anthony Edwards?

For the sake of this article, we’ll maintain that the Wolves have gotten lucky and hold the No. 1 pick. In this scenario, they’ve eliminated names such as Killian Hayes and Deni Avdija (although both could receive serious consideration) and narrowed their list of names down to two: Edwards and Ball.

The debate is lively for a reason–both players present a good case to go No. 1 in this draft, but both have serious flaws as well. So, which player should the Wolves pick if given the choice between Edwards and Ball?

On the offensive side of the ball, both guys show a lot of potential. Let’s start there.

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