Minnesota Timberwolves Roundup: Naz Reid talks, Anthony Edwards meets Adam Sandler

Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Timberwolves have had an eventful week, starting with a pair of disappointing losses but peaking with a blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

The win in L.A. allowed Anthony Edwards to meet actor Adam Sandler courtside — or, should we say, allowed Sandler to meet Edwards? Also, Naz Reid gave an entertaining podcast interview.

Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards meets Adam Sandler

Anthony Edwards may not have won the Rookie of the Year award last year, but he’s already a major star in the minds of true NBA fans. And that includes superstar, A-list actors.

A video taken courtside by a fan appears to show Sandler asking Malik Beasley for some help getting the attention of Edwards during pregame warm-ups. Edwards saunters over and gives Sanderl an excited hug before receiving what can only be assumed are words of wisdom from one of the most famous actors in the world.


Sandler is a known basketball fan, having been seen on various courts around the country participating in pickup games. He also starred in the movie Uncut Gems with former Timberwolves superstar and Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett back in 2019.

Minnesota Timberwolves Naz Reid talks playoffs, Jelly Fam, and more on podcast

Naz Reid might be the Timberwolves backup center behind Karl-Anthony Towns, but he began to turn a corner last year with Towns on the sideline and is now clearly one of the better backup big men in the league.

Not only that, head coach Chris Finch is beginning to utilize Reid at the 4 alongside Towns more often, taking advantage of the diverse skill set that each big man possesses.

Reid went on the Noble & Rush podcast this week and talked about a variety of topics, including the Wolves goals this year as a team, the Jelly Fam movement, and dunking on folks.

Unsurprisingly, Reid notes that the Wolves’ team goal this year is to make the playoffs, ideally avoiding the play-in round entirely. He says that he believes the team can do it, and they talked about it as a group quite a bit before the season.

Jelly Fam is a New York City-based movement based on stylish layups and finger rolls. Think of a bag of tricks for a dunk contest, but it’s layups instead. Former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers guard and former New York Mr. Basketball Isaiah Washington was one of the founding members. Naz is currently the only member of Jelly Fam in the NBA.

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Be sure to head over to give the podcast a listen, and enjoy Wolves-Clippers on Saturday night!