Anthony Edwards has signed a contract extension with the Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced today that they have signed All-Star guard Anthony Edwards to a multi-year contract extension. A group policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Edwards, 21, has played all three of his NBA seasons with Minnesota, averaging 21.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.2 minutes in 223 games (206 starts) on 44.1% shooting. Deep finished the 2022-23 campaign with 24.6 points on 45.9% shooting, including 5.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals. He also ranks in the NBA’s top ten in total minutes (second: 2,842), total points (sixth: 1,946), field goals (seventh: 707), field goals attempted (second: 1,541), and total steals (third: 125). ) and steals per game (sixth: 158). Edwards’ 1,946 points were the fourth most points in a Timberwolves season, and his 113 threes that season were the third most in a season in Timberwolves history. Edwards finished the season with 24 30+ point games, one shy of Kevin Love’s franchise record of 25 games set in 2013-14. Edwards joined elite company this season, becoming one of five players in NBA history age 21 or younger to average at least 24 points, five rebounds and four assists. He joins Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Tracy McGrady and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to do so.

Edwards, who was named a Western Conference All-Star for the first time in his career last season, appeared in his All-Star Game on Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City, finishing with 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting and four rebounds in 17:03 minutes of action.

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The Atlanta native scored 44 points on a season-high 17 made field goals, a season-high 8-of-16, six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocked shots during the Wolves’ 113-104 win over Houston on Jan. 21. The performance marked Edwards’ first 40+ point game of the season (sixth career) and the third time in his career that he hit 8+ threes in a game, extending his franchise record. According to Basketball Reference, he became the first player in Timberwolves history to record a 40+ point 5×3 game (40+ points/3+ rebounds/3+ steals/3+ blocks) during the 2022-23 season. The Timberwolves beat Chicago 150-126 on Dec. 18 in the win, Edwards finished with 37 points, seven rebounds and 11 assists, becoming just the third player in Timberwolves history with 35+ points/5+ rebounds/10+ assists. In one game (Kevin Love, Feb. 22, 2014 at Utah and Kevin Garnett, Dec. 18, 2003 vs. Dallas). Oct. 26 with his sixth three-pointer with 14.2 seconds left in the third quarter of Minnesota’s 134–122 win over San Antonio, Edwards became the youngest player in NBA history and the third under age to hit 400 career threes. 22 made three pointers to reach 400. On January 16 at the 1:10 mark of the third quarter against Utah, he hit his 500th career three-pointer, becoming the youngest player in NBA history to hit 500 three-pointers. It took Edwards 189 games to hit 500 threes, the fewest in Timberwolves franchise history and tied for the third-fewest games in NBA history.

Edwards, the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is the only rookie to play in all 72 games in the 2020-21 season and is first in total points (1392), second in total three-pointers (171), second in total steals (82) and third in total rebounds (336). ) and fifth in total assists (211).

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