Controversial Anthony Edwards Video Annoys Timberwolves Fans

Controversial Anthony Edwards Video Annoys Timberwolves Fans

The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Rudy Gobert from the Utah Jazz this year in a blockbuster trade they hoped would turn them into title contenders.

A big part of that calculation was the expectation that Anthony Edwards would continue to turn into the superstar he looked like at times last season.

Unfortunately, Edwards doesn’t seem to have gotten the memo. He came into this season weighing 239 pounds. For context, that put him at one pound heavier than big man Karl-Anthony Towns despite being seven inches shorter.

And the excess weight has been showing. Last year, Edwards was one of the most fun high-flyers in the league. This season he has mustered all of one dunk.

The questions surrounding Edwards’ motivation only intensified this week when a bizarre video of him went viral:

Fans reacted immediately:

There were a lot of concerns about how motivated Edwards was to play basketball when he got drafted. And not without reason.

Over his short stint in the league, he has quieted that chatter to some degree.

That said, what he has shown thus far this season hasn’t been great.

The year is still young and Edwards still has time to get back on track. But if he doesn’t, people are going to need to seriously reevaluate how high his ceiling as a player truly is.

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Carlos Garcia

A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.
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