An NBA Scout Declares Anthony Edwards a Top-10 Player in the League

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - NOVEMBER 01: Anthony Edwards #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves calls for a pass against the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter at Target Center on November 01, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Timberwolves defeated the Nuggets 110-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

The 2023-24 regular season has seen the Minnesota Timberwolves make an impressive start, boasting a 5-2 record.

Notably, they’ve secured victories over formidable opponents like the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics.

This early-season success can be attributed in large part to the stellar performance of their star guard, Anthony Edwards.

A recent assessment from an NBA scout, as reported by Michael A. Scotto of HoopsHype, designated Anthony Edwards as one of the top 10 players in the league at present.

“Anthony Edwards is a top-10 player in the NBA right now,” one scout said. “He’s the real deal and plays both sides of the ball. Minnesota has two top-10 NBA defenders: Rudy Gobert, with his rim protection, and Jaden McDaniels, one of the best defenders on the perimeter. People forget they played Denver tough the last few games of their series. I think they can be a real threat in the West.”

Drafted as the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Edwards is now in his fourth NBA season, all with the Timberwolves. His growth and impact were highlighted by his first All-Star appearance in the previous season.

Throughout the current season’s seven games, Edwards has been averaging an impressive 27.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game, shooting at a remarkable 51.0 percent from the field. Notably, he hasn’t scored less than 19 points in any game this season.

Arguably, one of his standout performances occurred against the Boston Celtics on November 6, where he scored a game-high 38 points, shooting 15-of-25 from the field, in addition to nine rebounds and seven assists. This stellar performance contributed to the Timberwolves’ overtime victory with a final score of 114-109.

While the Timberwolves have been dominant at home with a perfect 5-0 record, they’ve encountered road struggles, holding a 0-2 record in away games.

Both of their road losses this season came against the Toronto Raptors on October 25 and the Atlanta Hawks on October 30.

Their upcoming challenge against Victor Wembanyama and the San Antonio Spurs in an In-Season Tournament game will be a critical opportunity to secure their first road win of the season.

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