The Minnesota Timberwolves may not be crushing it right now, but that is no reason to penalize the spirited play of young shooting guard Anthony Edwards. He is, quite honestly, emerging as the heart and soul of the Timberwolves team. Even banged up to the point of exiting two games early, he continues to suit up and show up for the Timbewolves.
If he played for a California-located city, NBA headlines would splash everything about him for the entire nation to read. But he plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the small city NBA franchises. And so, his production is often overlooked. His ability to show up in the spotlight both offensively and defensively is overlooked, and the fact that he is doing all of this at the tender age of just 21 years of age is outright ignored.
This is horrific news for Timberwolves SG Anthony Edwards.
No NBA notice of the Timberwolves’ best player?
But the Timberwolves are a small market team. As such, attracting NBA headlines is a far simpler task when the news is bad, or the take is negative about the team. With the team struggling under injuries and illnesses, ESPN’s latest game recap headline cited injuries to three rotational players on the Detroit Pistons roster but was deathly silent on the Timberwolves’ own set of injuries to Karl-Anthony Towns, Jordan McLaughlin, Kyle Anderson, and an injury battered Anthony Edwards, who as forced to exit that game in the second half.
How tough is Anthony Edwards? After being ruled out in the second half, he returned to the basketball court in the fourth quarter of a game that had already gotten well out of hand. That’s just how tough A1 is right now.
So where is his fan support? It’s not showing up, despite his outplaying a number of NBA Players who are leading in NBA All-Star voting. Here are 3 Western Conference All-Star Favorites that Anthony Edwards is outplaying: