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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1261 » by TwolvesFanRome » Mon Sep 6, 2021 7:58 am

After one year of games and after this news about his growth...I'm asking you: what is your personal comparison (best & worst) for our wonderboy???
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1262 » by FinnTheHuman » Mon Sep 6, 2021 10:36 am

TwolvesFanRome wrote:After one year of games and after this news about his growth...I'm asking you: what is your personal comparison (best & worst) for our wonderboy???


At worst smth like say prime Oladipo? At best Donovan Mitchell with 5 more inches of height, which IMO basically means he can be 2nd best SG ever after MJ, or DWade/Kobe tier.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1263 » by Slim Tubby » Mon Sep 6, 2021 6:09 pm

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FinnTheHuman wrote:Guys, anybody secretly hoping that Edwards can explode to be like a top 10-15 player next season, and a legit MVP candidate in the near future? I'm actually super-excited to watch how good Ant will be, the season can't begin soon enough!


It's so tough to get to that level
even if he did what he did last quarter of the season all year long

23 PPG
47% FG
36% 3pt
5 FTA/G
5 RPG
4 APG

still wouldn't be at that the All-NBA level player unless he was considered a legit two-way player

I'm just hoping for next season he can get his FTA way up from both getting more respect and recognition from refs, and also how to sell it better, how to bait opponents

if he can start getting 8+ FTA a game, then his efficiency, TS% will be at a level where he has a chance to an All-Star, All-NBA level guy

You make some excellent points. Last year, I felt he easily deserved to have 4-6 more FT attempts per game but received zero respect from the refs.

As he becomes more established in the league, I expect him to start getting those calls with how often he attacks the rim.


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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1264 » by D1SGRUNTL3D » Mon Sep 6, 2021 8:47 pm

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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1265 » by Dewey » Mon Sep 6, 2021 10:36 pm

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MN7725 wrote:
FinnTheHuman wrote:Guys, anybody secretly hoping that Edwards can explode to be like a top 10-15 player next season, and a legit MVP candidate in the near future? I'm actually super-excited to watch how good Ant will be, the season can't begin soon enough!


It's so tough to get to that level
even if he did what he did last quarter of the season all year long

23 PPG
47% FG
36% 3pt
5 FTA/G
5 RPG
4 APG

still wouldn't be at that the All-NBA level player unless he was considered a legit two-way player

I'm just hoping for next season he can get his FTA way up from both getting more respect and recognition from refs, and also how to sell it better, how to bait opponents

if he can start getting 8+ FTA a game, then his efficiency, TS% will be at a level where he has a chance to an All-Star, All-NBA level guy

You make some excellent points. Last year, I felt he easily deserved to have 4-6 more FT attempts per game but received zero respect from the refs.

As he becomes more established in the league, I expect him to start getting those calls with how often he attacks the rim.


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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1266 » by Mamba4Goat » Mon Sep 6, 2021 11:04 pm

Man, all I want out of Ant this season is to become, at the very least, an above average defender. That is a legitimate x-factor for Minnesota's success regardless of if a Simmons trade happens.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1267 » by Klomp » Tue Sep 7, 2021 12:08 pm

My feelings all offseason have been that if the Timberwolves have one all-star this season, it will be Edwards.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1268 » by TwolvesFanRome » Tue Sep 7, 2021 2:09 pm

TwolvesFanRome wrote:After one year of games and after this news about his growth...I'm asking you: what is your personal comparison (best & worst) for our wonderboy???

Is there anyone else who wants to give me an opinion? I'm not asking for fun. But as I live in Rome I can't see all my Wolves' matches, on the contrary ... during the year I will be able to see about 10 no more. Then I have to settle for the Highlights unfortunately ... and your opinions would make me really happy to have a clearer idea. :roll:
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1269 » by Klomp » Tue Sep 7, 2021 2:21 pm

I love his (American) football background, because it seems to correlate to how he plays basketball. He's so aggressive when he attacks the rim, it's scary. That was one of the things that could be frustrating at times about LaVine, is most of his dunks were on fast breaks or with clear lanes. Didn't have many posters like Edwards has. Even watching Edwards sometimes on fast breaks it's evident he understands the importance of spacing, another thing football can teach.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1270 » by KGdaBom » Tue Sep 7, 2021 3:17 pm

TwolvesFanRome wrote:
TwolvesFanRome wrote:After one year of games and after this news about his growth...I'm asking you: what is your personal comparison (best & worst) for our wonderboy???

Is there anyone else who wants to give me an opinion? I'm not asking for fun. But as I live in Rome I can't see all my Wolves' matches, on the contrary ... during the year I will be able to see about 10 no more. Then I have to settle for the Highlights unfortunately ... and your opinions would make me really happy to have a clearer idea. :roll:

A skies the limit comparison is Dwyane Wade. I see similarities for sure. Ant needs to learn how to play defense how Wade did.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1271 » by Klomp » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:49 pm

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Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1272 » by D1SGRUNTL3D » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:18 pm

Impressive. Talented individual. I used to bowl beer league 10 years ago and my best is 256.


Anything over 210 and I felt good. About 180-190 avg


Anything under 150 and it was too many shots in between games
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1273 » by Klomp » Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:30 pm

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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1274 » by Note30 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:28 pm

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Probably the one thing in super excited about this season is seeing if he can become our generation ally talented superstar
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1276 » by Klomp » Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:22 pm

What gets me in every highlight video I watch of him is his acceleration. That acceleration combined with his explosiveness at the rim is special.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1277 » by KGdaBom » Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:57 pm

Klomp wrote:What gets me in every highlight video I watch of him is his acceleration. That acceleration combined with his explosiveness at the rim is special.

Yet he's one of our less efficient players at the rim according to stats somebody posted here. It's coming though.
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Post#1278 » by Klomp » Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:25 pm

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Klomp wrote:What gets me in every highlight video I watch of him is his acceleration. That acceleration combined with his explosiveness at the rim is special.

Yet he's one of our less efficient players at the rim according to stats somebody posted here. It's coming though.

There were a lot of times especially early he was getting a rookie whistle. That should change. And guys were less willing to challenge at the rim late in the season as they were early.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1279 » by Mamba4Goat » Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:50 am

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Klomp wrote:What gets me in every highlight video I watch of him is his acceleration. That acceleration combined with his explosiveness at the rim is special.

Yet he's one of our less efficient players at the rim according to stats somebody posted here. It's coming though.

There were a lot of times especially early he was getting a rookie whistle. That should change. And guys were less willing to challenge at the rim late in the season as they were early.

If memory serves me right someone put a thread together of noteworthy no calls on poor Ant at some point on the Twitter. I’d have to look for it though.
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Re: Official Anthony Edwards Thread 

Post#1280 » by Calinks » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:10 am

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