Timberwolves select Anthony Edwards with 1st overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The selection of Edwards led off a busy draft night for the Wolves.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Timberwolves kicked off what is expected to be a busy night by selecting Anthony Edwards with the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

However, it's not a given that Edwards will stay on the Timberwolves. B/R's Jonathan Wasserman mentioned that the Timberwolves were operating "as if they didn't want to pick at No. 1" and could be drafting for another team. However, there was no deal struck on Wednesday night.

In Edwards, the Timberwolves get an explosive guard with elite scoring ability, averaging 19.1 points per game for the Bulldogs last season. While he has questions about his defensive ability and motivation, Edwards could play next to D'Angelo Russell to form a strong backcourt next season.

The Timberwolves were also busy on the trade front as they acquired Ricky Rubio from the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 17th overall pick in the draft.

In that trade, the Timberwolves acquired the 25th pick in the draft which was paired with the 33rd overall selection to acquire Argentinian guard Leandro Bolmaro from the New York Knicks per Stadium's Shams Charania.

With their final pick of the first round, the Timberwolves selected Washington forward Jaden McDaniels at 28th overall. As a 6-foot-10 player with a versatile skill set that should translate on the defensive end.

Next Up

White tail deer

DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Related

1024px-Anthony_Edwards_Georgia

What are the Timberwolves options with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft?

The draft doesn't have a superstar, but the Wolves have options.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Report: Timberwolves open to trading No. 1 overall pick

The Timberwolves are interested in bringing in a "win-now" player.

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 7.20.07 PM

Timberwolves select Jarrett Culver in the NBA Draft

Culver played college basketball at Texas Tech.

LaMelo Ball

What will the Wolves do in Wednesday's NBA Draft?

The Timberwolves have plenty of options ahead of Wednesday's draft.

Obi Toppin

Is Obi Toppin the Timberwolves' target in the NBA Draft?

The Dayton forward is beginning to fly up boards ahead of the draft.

Ricky Rubio

Report: Timberwolves bringing Ricky Rubio back to Minnesota

The former Timberwolves star is coming home in exchange for the 17th overall pick.