Anthony Edwards has been making quite a name for himself at the international level. He’s been Team USA’s main man on their quest for a gold medal at the ongoing FIBA World Cup tournament. Just imagine how he’s going to blow up (even more) if he’s actually able to lead the Americans to a first-place finish.
Well, former Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Patrick Beverley has a pretty good idea of where this is all headed. According to Pat Bev, he just doesn’t see Edwards staying in Minnesota for the long haul.
Patrick Beverley Believes Anthony Edwards Bound to Leave Minnesota
Speaking on a recent appearance on Gilbert Arenas’ podcast, Beverley explained why he believes Edwards is eventually going to jump ship:
“He will get out of Minnesota, that’s just what happens,” Beverley said (h/t Jack Murray of Bleacher Report). “That’s no disrespect to Minnesota, it’s just that personality, he could change the world.
“… He is the type of player that you need to see him. There’s no way Minnesota should have nine, 10 TV games right now.”
“He will get out of Minnesota.” – Pat Beverley
Pat Bev talks about the level of star Anthony Edwards is for the NBA. pic.twitter.com/Hg6S3NRmn5
— Gilbert Arenas (@GilsArenaShow) August 31, 2023
Edwards started off his career as the Wolves’ first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. He’s been taking significant strides in his first three years in the league, which was capped off by his first All-Star appearance last season.
For what it’s worth, Edwards is locked up with the Timberwolves through 2029. This is after he signed a massive five-year extension earlier this summer worth a whopping $260 million. Edwards is going to be pocketing “just” $13.5 million this coming season as part of his rookie deal, but his new contract will kick in in 2024-25. By the final year of his deal (2028-29), the 6-foot-4 shooting guard is going to be earning $46.7 million for one season.
it is clear that Minnesota has secured their cornerstone superstar’s future with the team. At this point, the only way he’s going to get out is if he’s traded. The Wolves won’t be doing this anytime soon, so Edwards would have to request one if he actually wants to jump ship, as Patrick Beverley suggested.
Is this something that’s going to happen in the near future? Is Anthony Edwards going to be too big for a small-market team like the Minnesota Timberwolves? Or is he going to be the one who elevates this team to new heights? Pat Bev seems to have a clear picture of what the future holds for his former teammate, and I guess we’ll all find out soon enough if this fearless forecast ever comes to fruition.
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