This Minnesota Timberwolves have made it clear that they want to compete for the title through acquisitions Rudy Gobert. Although Karl-Anthony Towns He has always been the spokesperson for the team. Draymond Green Believe that Minnesota is revolving around Anthony Edwards.
Edwards is entering his third season, but he has shown he can make a difference when it matters. The 20-year-old made his postseason debut, averaging 25.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting.
On “The Draymond Green Show”, Golden State Warriors The striker commented on the shocking trade. He believes Minnesota is now looking to compete for a championship, and Edwards is at the center of it all.
“I know Karl-Anthony Towns just signed a $224 million extension, but what this deal tells me is that Minnesota thinks they have a superstar in Anthony Edwards,” Green said.
“It said to me that the reason they wanted to build around Anthony Edwards was because you went out and you traded them all away, which means we’re in a win-now mode and we’re not planning for the future.
“The reason it said Anthony Edwards to me was because KAT was always there. And, like, now you’re making these moves, like, when they only had the No. 1 pick, they didn’t trade the No. 1 pick. They’re in No draft picks were traded at any time before or after that.
“But they’re in win-win mode right now because I think Minnesota thinks they have a superstar, Anthony Edwards, which, by the way, I believe they have.”
At the end of next season, Edwards will be eligible to renew his rookie contract.
What’s the ceiling for the Minnesota Timberwolves next season?
In franchise history, the Timberwolves have made it past the first round in 10 playoff appearances. Given their blockbuster acquisition, they have a good chance of passing the first round.
Last season, they faced the Memphis Grizzlies led by Ja Morant in the first round. But after tying the series 2-2, they collapsed, losing six games.
While it’s too early to bet, the Timberwolves may need more than Gobert to make strides in the playoffs. The competition in the West is tight, and while they may make the playoffs, they may not make it to the second round.
Given their history, the second-round appearance is a step in the right direction. Given that Edwards, Gobert and Towns all have long-term contracts, they could evolve into a deadly trio.
Still, things are looking up for the Timberwolves because acquiring Gobert is a huge boost. They’ll be a better defensive team with elite rim protection from Gobert.