Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards is a very versatile, productive player for the team. He has shown tremendous talent on both halves of the basketball court and is one of the most promising young NBA players in the league.
That point gets lost rather frequently in NBA discussions. While the Minnesota Timberwolves did in fact trade five players and four draft pick for seasoned NBA veteran Rudy Gobert, the team as a whole is quite young. Two of the fives starters, Anthony Edwards and Jaden McDaniels, are entering their third NBA season. That’s pretty impressive for a team that is in hot pursuit of a chance to compete in their second consecutive NBA Playoffs.
But the key to it all, particularly with Karl-Anthony Towns nearing his second month on the injury list, is shooting guard Anthony Edwards. So what is he making headlines for now? What is his latest feat?
He is simply the youngest NBA player to score 500 three-point shots.
While those shots have not all translated into W’s on the Timberwolves’ record over the past three seasons, it does mean that the team has one of the most prolific NBA scorers in the pipeline. Even now, Edwards is the 20th-ranked NBA scorer, a ranking that will improve this season and in future seasons, as he matures and refines his craft.
Even with scoring 500+ three-pointers, Edwards has room to grow. His perimeter shot is only falling at a rate of 36 percent, which is no better than the eighth-best long-range shooter on the Minnesota Timberwolves roster. While Ant-Man still has a bit of work at artillery, he has been duct tape for the Timberwolves.
He has been solid on defense, on subbing in as a point guard, and has even been quite active on the boards at rebounding. In short, whatever the Timberwolves roster needs, Anthony Edwards is more than delighted to supply.
He just delivered 500 three-pointers. Now, how long for the next delivery of 500 more?