Anthony Edwards sees himself quickly becoming one of the faces of the NBA

Anthony Edwards sees himself quickly becoming one of the faces of the NBA

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I am the most confident person in the world. For those who still doubt it, Anthony Edwards rarely misses an opportunity to remind him. ” Ever since I was a kid, I always thought I was the best at everything I did. My brothers made me feel like that. Competing against them made me feel like the best person in the world “, develops the back of the Wolves interviewed by Complex.com.

The first pick of the 2020 Draft intends to use this confidence to take another step forward during his third season in the big league. His personal goals? Become a ” All-Star holder and raise his averages, as was the case between his first and second year.

A year before joining the MVP race…

If we do not doubt his ability to increase his offensive performance, the rear will however have to fight to obtain a first invitation to the star game. Especially as a holder, in a hyper-competitive Western conference on outside positions.

Last season, he finished in 11th place in the popular vote (behind Malik Monk in particular…) with barely 400,000 votes, light years away from the more than 7 million ballots collected by Stephen Curry. Joining the discussion to be selected would already be a step forward for him, who imagines himself in the very near future reaching the top of the league. ” I need one more year. After this one I think I’ll be in the conversation (to be MVP). »

As he already said last February, Anthony Edwards imagines himself becoming the face of the league. ” It comes with time, work and dedication. I feel like I have these three elements and I think it will allow me to reach the top “, he assures.

A series against the Grizzlies that he does not understand

To achieve this, he does not forget to mention among his objectives for next year, another condition sine qua non : the fact of ” win a lot of matches and go far in the playoffs “. He and his Wolves want to erase this setback against the Grizzlies in the first round. And this ” impression that they were given the series. It was like taking candy from a baby and they took that candy. I do not know what happened. »

With the recruitment of Rudy Gobert, Minnesota wants to think big. The 20-year-old says he agrees with Karl-Anthony Towns: with the former Jazz pivot, it will be ” the title or nothing “. ” Rudy’s arrival puts pressure on us. It is awesome. He’s going to make life difficult for everyone in the circle and that’s what we needed. So I think it’s a great acquisition “, rejoices the rear.

Anthony Edwards Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2020-21 MIN 72 32 41.7 32.9 77.6 0.8 3.9 4.7 2.9 1.8 1.1 2.2 0.5 19.3
2021-22 MIN 72 34 44.1 35.7 78.6 0.9 3.9 4.8 3.8 2.3 1.5 2.6 0.6 21.3
Total 144 33 42.9 34.4 78.1 0.8 3.9 4.7 3.4 2.0 1.3 2.4 0.6 20.3

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