The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team that could be on the verge of doing something special, as they have a lot of talent but have been unable to put it together over the past few years.
With the team seeing a bright future under the leadership of rising star Anthony Edwards, the organization in Minnesota has decided to fully commit to the new face of the franchise for the foreseeable future.
Edwards became a rich man the Monday before the July 4 holiday, with the Timberwolves signing him to a five-year deal worth $260 million, turning him into a star attraction moving forward in Minnesota.
Anthony Edwards — the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft — receives his huge rookie extension. The Timberwolves have been building the franchise around him, and now he’s been rewarded with a deal that secures him as a cornerstone star long term.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 3 July 2023
Here are some reactions from fans on Edwards signing a lucrative long-term deal with Minnesota:
If only they hadn’t traded all those draft picks for Rudy Gobert!
– Blind World of Sports (@blindsportsfan) 3 July 2023
— andreoshea.eth AI Animator (@andreostea) 3 July 2023
Time to move to KAT. His race is over. Still stuck in the same situation.
— Vonda (@rwbiiie) 3 July 2023
🎉🎉🎉🎉My boy is getting paid 🤑
– 🐜 fan (@watcherofbball) 3 July 2023
It’s no surprise that Timberwolves fans will be pleased that the team has committed to Edwards for the next five years, as he is one of the most exciting and talented young players in the league today.
Edwards has improved each season in Minnesota, and if he can continue to improve and take it to another level next season and beyond, he could be inching closer to superstardom.
The real question now is whether the team feels equally committed to Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been mentioned in trade rumors over the past two years.
Although Towns is one of the league’s best young centers with a versatile skill set, he seems to have taken a step back in the playoffs and hasn’t been reliable when the game is on the line.
Minnesota trading for multiple role players or another proven star could be the way to go, as the Timberwolves will look to make the most of Edwards’ prime.
The Timberwolves have chosen their franchise player