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.