Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards feels the chemistry between him and new teammate Rudy Gobert is growing with each practice.
“We’ve been working on my lob,” Edwards said after practice. “I had never thrown lobs before so I was working on M. It is very effective.
A few NBA betting sites show the Timberwolves with 15-15 odds to win the championship in 2023. Many sportsbooks are expecting the Western Conference contender to return to the playoffs.
Anthony Edwards on developing chemistry with Rudy Gobert:
“We’re just working on my lobs. I’ve never lobbed before, so I’m working on M… It’s very effective. It’s rollin’, cat poppin’, teams don’t know how to guard us because it’s a great drive to the rim.”
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He Rollins, Cat [Karl-Anthony Towns] Popin, teams don’t know how to guard us because he creates great lanes to the rim,” Anthony Edwards continued.
On Tuesday, Anthony Edwards finished with 24 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 23 minutes of action as the Timberwolves beat the Miami Heat 121-111 in their preseason opener.
While Gobert sat out the first exhibition game at FTX Arena, the center played 17 minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers and led the team on Thursday night.
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards thinks his chemistry with new teammate Rudy Gobert is improving
Gobert finished with 5 points, 12 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals in 17 minutes on the court in Minnesota’s 114-99 win over the Lakers at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
As for Edwards, the guard had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in 23 minutes. With him, Gobert and Towns together against the Timberwolves, the team is an improved playoff contender on paper.
Anthony Edwards also had a chance to reunite with former teammate Patrick Beverley.
“That’s my big brother,” Anthony Edwards commented before the Timberwolves-Lakers game. “I love Pat. I will see him tonight. That’s my dog.”
In July, the Utah Jazz traded Gobert to the Timberwolves for Beverley, Malik Beasley, Leandro, Bolmaro, Walker Kessler, Jared Vanderbilt, a 2023 first-round draft pick, a 2025 first-round draft pick and a 2026 first-round draft pick. , a 2027 first-round draft pick and a 2029 first-round draft pick.
Then in August, the Jazz traded Beverley to the Lakers for Talen Horton-Tucker and Stanley Johnson. Additionally, Utah received a trade exception.
If Timberwolves GM Tim Connelly had kept Beverley, the team would have been better off. However, Minnesota has enough talent and players. Anthony Edwards, Rudy Gobert, and Karl-Anthony Towns now represent the team’s new big three.