Fearless, gritty, hard-working Anthony Edwards sets higher bar for Wolves

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The key to getting accurate measurements is to use the right standard of measurement. You don’t measure electricity inches, nor do you measure distances traveled in foot-pounds per square inch.  So why do NBA teams insist on using the wrong measures to determine how close or far they are from an NBA Championship team?

Well, the Minnesota Timberwolves may have a leg up on the competition this year, because the team has a bar for anyone added to the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, and that bar is simply to compare how many admirable qualities possessed by young shooting guard Anthony Edwards that they possess.

So what makes Anthony Edwards so gifted? “I’m just gonna go out there and play basketball.” is the reason why. And what makes that perspective so valuable?

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The Minnesota Timberwolves, in the act of competing for the NBA Championship, must defeat the best NBA teams and they must play better than the best NBA players. That task is significantly harder if any Timberwolves player is intimidated or awestruck by the player they must guard or score against.

This Timberwolves team is taking on a new persona, a tough and gritty personality that will not ease up when facing inferior foes, a team whose players compete not only against their opponents but against the version of themselves that played yesterday.  This is a team that wants not just to win, but to improve each day.

It all starts with the team’s leader. Anthony Edwards will not motivate his teammates with inspirational speeches. He leads by example, and his team will follow that lead into battle in each game.

The NBA is filled with very competitive teams and elite players. But in the 2023-24 NBA season, one more will be added to their ranks. Anthony Edwards will have the Minnesota Timberwolves ready to face any team in the NBA.

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What should fans expect from the Minnesota Timberwolves this year? Well, I’d say that if the team can remain relatively healthy, a 48+ win season is doable. The trick is staying healthy, which we know can pose quite the challenge sometimes.