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Patrick Beverley Expects Anthony Edwards To Leave Minnesota In The Future

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According to Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards won’t be staying in Minnesota for a very long time. On Gil’s Arena Podcast, Beverley discussed the Minnesota Timberwolves star, saying he deserved recognition that a small-market team like the Timberwolves prevents him from receiving.

Beverley, who played with Edwards in Minnesota during 2021–2022, claimed that having Edwards appear in fewer national games would be detrimental to the league as a whole but that the Timberwolves would not likely receive the same exposure as other teams in more significant markets like Los Angeles and New York.

Edwards, the top pick in 2020, has made strides toward becoming a better player each year that he has played in the NBA. In 79 games with the Timberwolves in 2022–23, he averaged 24.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists, which helped the team make the playoffs for the second straight year.

However, after making two appearances, Minnesota lost in the first round and doesn’t seem to be a serious contender. Edwards’ career may have started slightly under the radar because of this, but he is now making a name for himself by playing a crucial part for Team USA at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Although moving Edwards into a larger market could be interesting from a marketing perspective, he seems committed to Minnesota for the upcoming seasons. He agreed to a $260 million five-year contract. He has also stated his admiration for Minnesota’s team and his desire to advance with them.

Beverley’s key point was that Edwards would impact the league whether he spent his entire career in Minnesota or pursued fame and fortune. Only time will tell if Edwards plays his entire career in Minnesota. However, the one thing for sure is that he will be a star for many years to come.