Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves is receiving tons of praise after a very strong showing in a World Cup exhibition game against Team Germany.
Edwards’ 34 points helped the team climb out of a hole, score the win, and secure a 5-0 track record during their warm-up games.
Many people took notice of Edwards’ performance, including numerous analysts, countless fans, and head coach Steve Kerr.
Speaking on Twitter, Kendricks Perkins was blown away by Edwards.
“Ladies and Gentleman I think we may have found the FACE of the NBA!!! I believe his name is Anthony Edwards!” Perkins said.
Ladies and Gentlemen I think we may have found the FACE of the NBA!!! I believe his name is Anthony Edwards! Happy Sunday and Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 20, 2023
That’s a lot of pressure being put on Edwards’ shoulders – can he handle it?
Obviously, he is well aware of what great expectations feel like.
Back in 2020, he was the number one pick in the NBA Draft.
He was immediately seen as the future face of the Timberwolves.
So far he has averaged 21.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game in his career.
That has earned him an All-Star selection and a spot on the 2020-21 All-Rookie Team.
But the Timberwolves haven’t become the dominant force in the West that some expected.
Even after the acquisition of Rudy Gobert last summer, the team still couldn’t make it far in the playoffs.
This had many people wondering what the future holds.
Some have even wondered how much longer Edwards will remain in Minnesota before he decides to try his luck with another squad.
Edwards may be on the verge of a hugely successful World Cup showing.
If that’s the case, he will be welcomed back to the Timberwolves in the fall as a hero.
Will that raise his profile even more in the NBA?
More importantly, will it help his team’s chances of having a good season that doesn’t end at the start of the playoffs?