Et tu, PatBev? Timberwolves Anthony Edwards leads NBA to Target Ctr

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The hottest topic among NBA circles right now is how everyone is chatting up Minnesota Timberwolves Anthony Edwards. His performance on the international stage is lighting up the world of basketball. Or, perhaps more accurately, his performance on the international stage is lighting up basketball for the world.

He is the toast of the NBA. A young player who has Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr showering him with praises.  We’ve even gotten on board the hype train, as we have tossed the 22-year-old shooting guard’s name into the ring for consideration of NBA MVP in the future.

Scandalous!  Preposterous!

But for every parade, there is someone who is more than happy to rain on that parade. And as it happens, that stormcloud is in the form of former Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley,  a veteran who will compete for the Philadelphia 76ers, his sixth NBA team in 12 NBA seasons.

PatBev predicts Ant-Man moving on from Minnesota

And so, when the topic of Anthony Edwards arose, Patrick Beverley stated this:

Is he correct? For that to be true, one of two things must happen. Either:

A – The Minnesota Timberwolves will not value Anthony Edwards as much as Anthony Edwards values himself, OR
B – Anthony Edwards will no longer believe that the Minnesota Timberwolves are capable of building a team that can compete for an NBA Championship around him

While I respect the willingness of former Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley to weigh in on a very hot NBA topic and name at the peak of Anthony Edwards’s current NBA and international popularity, if he was that good at predicting the future, I would think that he would be investing his money in stocks or cryptocurrencies, and not speculating about the future of a former teammate.

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Let’s slow this down a bit and reflect on what was said, and why.