Anthony Edwards
19-Year-Old GuardG
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Timberwolves in November of 2020. Contract includes $10.73 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

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.

College/International Summary

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.

Bounces back against Pelicans
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 23, 2021
Edwards posted 18 points (5-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), a rebound, an assist and two steals across 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over the Pelicans.
Edwards was coming off a five-point performance in his previous game, but he bounced back quickly and delivered one of his best scoring days as a pro. Edwards has struggled of late since he's surpassed the 10-point mark in just two of his last six games, but growing pains like these are expected in a rookie that plays for a lottery-bound team. Edwards has a strong value in dynasty formats, but he needs to be more consistent to be able to produce at a decent rest across the other formats.
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Transaction History
  • November 29, 2020
    Signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Timberwolves.
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Bottoms out in thumping loss
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 22, 2021
Edwards produced just five points (2-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes during Friday's 116-98 loss to the Hawks.
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Scores 12 off bench
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 18, 2021
Edwards had 12 points (5-16 FG, 2-5 3PT) and five boards in Monday's loss to the Hawks.
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Hitting rookie wall?
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 14, 2021
Edwards has scored just two combined points over his last two games and is averaging just 17.5 minutes per contest in that stretch.
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Scores 26 points with second unit
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 7, 2021
Edwards posted 26 points (9-21 FG, 3-10 3 Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, two steals and an assist across 31 minutes in Thursday's 135-117 loss to the Trail Blazers.
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Impresses off bench
GMinnesota Timberwolves
January 1, 2021
Edwards registered 17 points (7-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a block across 26 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against the Wizards.
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