Anthony Edwards Could Be Sliding Down NBA Draft Boards

Georgia Bulldog and top NBA prospect Anthony Edwards is reportedly sliding down draft boards. Word is getting around that the Golden State Warriors are “unlikely to draft Edwards” because of concerns about his drive to win. Finding a winner for a win-now team might matter, but his mind set won’t drop him too far.

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have no time for a player looking to ‘get his’, but perhaps a team like the Phoenix Suns do. Edwards’ potentially ‘selfish’ character would work out on a team where he needs to become just that. The Suns and Knicks probably see his mindset as a strength heading into the 2021 campaign.

The freshman averaged 19.1 points with just under three assists per game (2.8), so his style of play could be described as ‘Go to hell ball’. In today’s NBA, finding talent that can handle the ball and score is the name of the game. Part of the reason LeBron James heads to his 10th Finals appearance and the Heat made it this year was because of excellent guard play. Goran Dragic’s progression this postseason allowed this franchise the opportunity to compete when it matters.

Will This Effect The Kid?

Fast forward to November’s 2020 draft and we’ll see how much of a premium teams put on a scorer like Anthony Edwards. If the kid has attitude problems, put players around him that can help shift his perspective. Dwight Howard went from being a goofball that couldn’t wipe that cheesy smile off his face if he tried into being all about business along side LeBron James.

This kid has some serious talent and maybe this brings out a side of him we haven’t seen. His teams have never won at any level and executives are making sure he knows about it. Whoever get’s this scoring machine will likely get the best version and it could pay off in a big way.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

4 Comments

Leave a Reply
    • in college, yes. game is slow paced with extended shot clocks and game is eight minutes short. full game he’s a 25-30 point scorer. His potential is to be that in the NBA. Anyone with potential to score 25 points/game in the association is going to be dealt with as a scoring machine. Thanks for reading.

  1. Good post Gary. IU guy here, so I follow Crean at Georgia. I don’t see Edwards becoming as good as Wade and Victor Oladipo (some people give the comp because of the size and Crean). Dipo and Wade were more unheralded recruits who were unpolished, with killer work ethics. They each had a desire to get better. Hope Edwards does too, does not sound like it now though.

Leave a Reply