On November 19th, Beijing time, in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves selected Anthony Edwards from the University of Georgia with the No. 1 pick.
Edwards is 1.96 meters tall and is a shooting guard from the University of Georgia. In the 2019-20 NCAA season, Edwards averaged 32.8 minutes per game, scoring 19.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Judging from Edwards’ playing style, he has strong physical fitness, capable of offensive and defensive, able to project and break through.
Many people believe that the Timberwolves have harvested a rare talent, but in a recent interview, Edwards showed a worrying side. Five days before the draft, ESPN published a report on Edwards, the prospective champion at the time, titled “The pain and promise of top NBA draft prospect Anthony Edwards”. There was an impressive paragraph:
“‘Honestly, I can’t watch basketball’
Edwards described the scene when he dunked for the first time. It also made him realize that he was talented in basketball and could accomplish some things that could not be done in the football field. However, his favorite is football. That was the sport he fell in love with at first.
When talking about basketball, Edwards said: “I like basketball, but I still don’t fall in love with this sport.” He even bluntly said, “If I am selected by the NFL tomorrow, then I will give up basketball immediately.” “On the football field. I can do whatever I want, but not in the NBA, because that would result in a fine. ‘”
In the new season, Edwards will have a starting lineup with Towns, Russell, Okoji and others. They will continue to compete for the playoff spot in the mighty West, holding 44.2 million champions in 4 years. The contracted Edwards, whether he really loves basketball and puts his heart on the basketball court is still uncertain…
In fact, there is no shortage of football stars in NBA history, such as LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Matt Barnes, Nate Robinson, Pat Riley, Danny Angie, etc. His love for rugby is no less than basketball. I believe Edwards will become a new star in basketball over time.
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