J.J. Redick “Anthony Edwards can be an NBA Top-5 player”

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While the Minnesota Timberwolves may have ended their 2022-23 NBA season with a record of just 42-40, there are many reasons to remain quite optimistic about this team. If you haven’t been keeping score, the Timberwolves essentially made it to and competed in the 2023 NBA Playoffs with one hand tied behind their back.

While the Timberwolves did not advance to Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs, the team did learn some very valuable lessons about this team. One of the key question marks surrounding the Timberwolves roster was how star shooting guard Anthony Edwards would develop in his third season in the NBA. Would he plateau? Or would he continue to improve, and in doing so, begin to realize his full NBA potential?

I think we all witnessed what transpired season for Edwards, who is also known affectionately by fans as Ant-Man, Ant, or just A1. As the lights got brighter, Anthony Edwards got better. In fact, his 2023 NBA Playoffs performance was the best chapter of his young career and may compel the Timberwolves to focus on the younger group of players on this roster going forward.

Timberwolves have an NBA Top-5 player?

That seems to be the direction the Timberwolves front office will take with the team this year, as Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly has already confirmed.

Why the change of focus for this team? Well, here is former NBA star J.J. Redick sharing his views about Anthony Edwards:

Finding a player of Anthony Edwards’s level of play is one thing.

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But finding and building around an NBA elite player is another thing altogether. The Minnesota Timberwolves will have some tough decisions this off-season, but one thing is clear. This team will do everything in its power to build an NBA Championship team around Anthony Edwards.