Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards

20-Year-Old GuardG
Minnesota Timberwolves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Rookie of the Year runner-up, Edwards had a mostly encouraging debut season in Minnesota. The No. 1 overall pick ranked 98th in fantasy on a per-game basis -- a number that jumps up to 51st in total production since he played all 72 games in the shortened season. He actually started off slowly, which led to some minor panic, but he made steady improvement from late January onward and really took off in March. During Edwards' final 32 appearances, he averaged 23.3 points on 45/34/76 shooting, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.1 combined steals-plus-blocks. That stretch included two 42-point performances against strong defenses in Phoenix and Memphis. He also ranked 20th in the league in total steals (82). If fantasy managers can put aside his worryingly inefficient start to his rookie season, Edwards profiles as a potential 20-point-per-game scorer in 2021-22 on passable efficiency. Considering the lack of scoring talent aside from Malik Beasley, D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns, Edwards will be relied upon heavily to generate buckets. While it's not quite a "big three" in Minnesota, Edwards is part of the core trio, and he has a good chance to emerge as the No. 2 guy above Russell. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Timberwolves in November of 2020. Timberwolves exercised $10.73 million team option for 2022-23 in October of 2021. Contract includes $13.53 million team option for 2023-24.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Edwards was born on Aug. 5, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia. He's worn the No. 5 jersey since high school to honor his mother and grandmother, who both died from cancer on the fifth day of separate months. As a result, Edwards was raised by his sister and brother. Edwards worked as an instructor at various youth camps during high school. Playing basketball at Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Edwards was rated a consensus five-star recruit and he earned McDonald's All-American and USA Today All-USA first team honors. While at Georgia in college, he intended to major in marketing. However, his freshman basketball campaign went so well that he opted to declare for the 2020 NBA Draft after being named SEC Freshman of the Year. Fans can follow Edwards on Twitter @theantman05. Edwards' first and only season at Georgia was wildly successful from an individual standpoint, as he remained on the Wooden Award watchlist all season long before eventually winning SEC Rookie of the Year honors, in addition to a second-team all-conference nod. He made an immediate impact as one of Georgia's highest-rated recruits in recent memory, and his role was so great that he led the entire conference in field-goal attempts (505). Edwards seemed to shine brightest when on the national stage, as he scored a season-high 37 points in a non-conference matchup Nov. 26 against Michigan State. It was one of three 30-point efforts in a season that saw Edwards average 19.1 PPG on 40.2 percent shooting. That mark was good enough to lead all freshmen in the nation, as well as earn him SEC Freshman of the Week honors on four separate occasions. While Edwards did not get to help Georgia steal a tournament bid via the SEC tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he still entered the 2020 NBA Draft as one of the highest-rated prospects.

Struggles from field
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 27, 2022
Edwards ended with 22 points (8-20 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and one rebound in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 111-109 loss to Memphis.
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Edwards didn't have his best game from a shooting perspective since he needed 20 shots to score 22 points, but he was just seconds away from being the hero when he drained a corner three in the dying moments of the fourth quarter. Despite the loss and the shooting struggles, Edwards has scored at least 20 points in four of the five games in the current series.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could see time at power forward
GMinnesota Timberwolves
March 16, 2022
Edwards will have increased defensive responsibilities and could see time at power forward while Jaden McDaniels is out of action with a high-ankle sprain, Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
The first overall pick in the 2020 Draft has put up similar numbers this season to what he averaged as a rookie, but Edwards' overall game has improved and coach Chris Finch isn't going to shy away from giving him prime defensive assignments. Those duties could impact Edwards' performance on the offensive end of the court, but with Karl-Anthony Towns averaging nearly 30 points a game in March for the Timberwolves, having Edwards prioritize defense seems more palatable.
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Edwards has more question marks than the average top pick, but there's no doubt that he has the physical tools to become a star in the NBA. Edwards will presumably slide into the starting small forward spot in Minnesota, though there could be some positional overlap with Malik Beasley and D'Angelo Russell, especially with Ricky Rubio now at point guard. In 32 games at Georgia last year, Edwards averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three. From a fantasy perspective, he should contribute mostly in the points category and rack up some rebounds, as well. The concern will be his overall efficiency and other peripheral stats.
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Quick return to Game 4
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 23, 2022
Edwards exited Saturday's Game 4 against the Grizzlies with an apparent right knee injury but has returned to the game.
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Leads team in loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 19, 2022
Edwards put up 20 points (7-16 FG, 4-10 3PT, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 124-96 loss to Memphis on Tuesday.
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Pours in 36 in Game 1 win
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 17, 2022
Edwards amassed 36 points (12-23 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 8-8 FT), two rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal across 40 minutes during Saturday's 130-117 win over the Grizzlies.
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Leads team with 30 points
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 12, 2022
Edwards registered 30 points (10-21 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 37 minutes during Tuesday's 109-104 victory over the Clippers.
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Career-high 49 in win
GMinnesota Timberwolves
April 8, 2022
Edwards had 49 points (16-28 FG, 6-14 3Pt, 11-14 FT), six rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 39 minutes during Thursday's 127-121 victory over San Antonio.
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