Anthony Edwards is a baller, we all know that. He averaged an elite 25.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists over 79 games played in the 2023-24 regular season and was one of the biggest reasons that the Minnesota Timberwolves finished with third seed in what is arguably the most competitive Western Conference in history.

Edwards didn’t lose a step in the series opener against the Phoenix Suns and was the dominant force that lead Minnesota to a blowout 120-95 win.

‘Ant’ put on a show as he filled up the stat sheet with 33 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals, which more than made up for his six turnovers.

Edwards had no issues facing down one of the best players in NBA history in Kevin Durant and Edwards’ message was loud and clear: It’s my turn for the spotlight.


He had shade to throw at Bradley Beal too, which was even funnier because he didn’t have to say a word.

The 22-year-old has built a reputation as an elite two-way player and that was on display again in Game 1. His ability to affect the game on both ends is what’s driven him to superstardom at such a young age, and Durant didn’t have harsh thoughts on Edwards jawing at him.

There are still plenty of games to go in the series, but Edwards and the Timberwolves made a huge statement in their dominant win. However, there is no doubt that Edwards came ready to play. The Suns better figure out a way to slow him down fast, or they’re in deep shit.