The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Anthony Edwards to a five-year rookie max extension this summer that could be worth $260 million. It was a no-brainer decision. The former number-one overall pick is already an All-Star and the top scorer on Team USA at the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Edwards will be one of the top players in the world in his prime.
Former Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley riled up Minnesota fans when he discussed Edwards leaving for a larger market on Gil’s Arena. Beverley made it clear that he sees Edwards going elsewhere to build his brand and become a transformative superstar like Michael Jordan.
There will be no shortage of suitors if Ant-Man requests a trade. Every team in the league would love to have him, but who could convince Edwards to leave Minnesota? He can become a free agent in 2029 at 28 years old. Edward will be right in the middle of his prime and ready to contend for a championship.
Teams that could steal Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves in his prime
5. San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs would not have been on this list a few months ago, but things change fast in the NBA. San Antonio won the draft lottery and picked up a historic prospect with the number one overall pick. Victor Wembanyama has all-time great potential, and the Spurs are no strangers to winning championships.
San Antonio could be the best team in the league as Ant-Man enters his prime. He could jump at the chance to join the 7’3 big man and form the best duo in the NBA. Edwards’ athleticism coupled with Wemby’s unicorn skill set would make the Spurs nearly unbeatable.
Anthony Edwards is an improving superstar. He may have zero interest in joining someone else’s team, but playing for a historic franchise and lifting it to new heights could get him onboard.