NBA Draft 2020 LIVE: The Minnesota Timberwolves select Anthony Edwards with their 1st pick in the NBA Draft

NBA Draft 2020: For the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select Anthony Edwards.

Since drafting Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick in 2015, the Wolves have finished 27th, 26th, 23rd, 24th, and 21st in defensive efficiency, with one winning record and one playoff appearance in five seasons.

The Timberwolves needed wings and an ace defender who could cover for KAT on the backline. They could also use a big wing who can shoot would. Anthony Edwards will provide the solution for all these problems for the Timberwolves.

 

Who is Anthony Edwards?

Anthony Edwards from Georgia averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and a 47.3% FG. This pick by Minnesota makes sense because they needed a powerful player who can drive to the rim.

He can also finish with athleticism and displays soft touch with either hand.

He can make dynamic shots off the dribble and fluidly transitions from complex dribbles, spins, and hesitations into pull-ups, step-backs, and side steps.

How will he help the Minnesota Timberwolves?

The Minnesota Timberwolves needed two-way forwards. For the foreseeable future, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be built around Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell, star offensive players. ­­­­­­­­­­­

Anthony Edwards will help the Timberwolves create chances and make space for shots. He will also help Timberwolves with some much-needed discipline in defense.

 The current Minnesota Timberwolves roster could look like this:

D’Angelo Russel

Malik Beasley

Josh Okogie

Juan Hernangomez

Karl-Anthony Towns