Edwards produced just five points (2-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes during Friday's 116-98 loss to the Hawks.
Edwards continues to struggle for the Timberwolves and certainly remained ice cold in the loss. They look really bad as a team right now, so there is certainly scope for him to improve once they find some chemistry. That said, it is hard to promote Edwards as a standard-league asset and so if you are holding on to him, you may be better off moving on.
Edwards had 12 points (5-16 FG, 2-5 3PT) and five boards in Monday's loss to the Hawks.
After playing 18 and 17 minutes, respectively, in his last two games, Edwards saw 30 minutes of action Monday and launched 16 shots attempts -- his most since Jan. 7 against Portland. The No. 1 overall pick in 2020 scored in double figures for the ninth time in 13 games, but he's failed to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor in 12 of those 13 appearances.
Edwards has scored just two combined points over his last two games and is averaging just 17.5 minutes per contest in that stretch.
It's a small sample size, but Edwards is clearly trending in the wrong direction of late. Over his last five games, the highly-touted rookie is averaging 11.2 points but also shooting 32.3 percent from the field and just 20 percent from three-point range. Edwards has enough talent to eventually adjust, but there's no question he's hit a wall of late after averaging 15.3 points per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field across his first five conetsts.
Edwards posted 26 points (9-21 FG, 3-10 3 Pt, 5-7 FT), four rebounds, two steals and an assist across 31 minutes in Thursday's 135-117 loss to the Trail Blazers.
It's hard to envision the Timberwolves keeping Edwards on the bench for much longer. The first-round pick thwarted SEC opponents as a Georgia Bulldog, and he's making some highlight-reel worthy plays in the opening weeks. While Malik Beasley is entrenched at the shooting guard position, Edwards has the skill and size to sit at the wing and is playing better than Jarrett Culver at the moment. Still, his ability to play three positions in a reserve capacity is a comfortable spot for now, and it's enough to warrant a roster spot in all fantasy formats.
Edwards registered 17 points (7-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and a block across 26 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against the Wizards.
Edwards paced the Timberwolves in minutes despite coming off the bench and ended as the team's second-highest scorer, tied with Naz Reid and only behind Malik Beasley, who chipped in with 21 points. Edwards is yet to start a game but has scored in double digits every time while reaching the 15-point mark four times, so it's clear he will have value in most leagues as long as he keeps scoring as he has done it so far.
Edwards scored 15 points (6-21 FG, 1-9 3PT, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, two assists, a steal and a turnover in 29 minutes of Sunday's 127-91 loss to the Lakers.
Edwards saw a team-high 29 minutes in this one as the Timberwolves were blown out early by the Lakers. The guard responded with a team-high 15 points, but it was more volume than efficiency. Edwards has shown a proclivity for scoring points early this year as he continues to come off the bench for Minnesota.
Edwards provided 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), two steals and a rebound across 22 minutes in Saturday's 116-111 win over the Jazz.
Edwards helped spur a 12-0 run in the first quarter, scoring nine of his 18 points during that stanza. Although he hasn't risen to the starting lineup yet, the first-round pick out of Georgia has made an immediate impact for the Timberwolves. An early ROY candidate, Edwards should continue to lead the second unit for the foreseeable future.
Edwards posted 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists and four rebounds across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 111-101 win over the Pistons.
As expected, the team wasted no time getting its first-round pick involved in the offense. After punishing defenses in the SEC, the Georgia product is adjusting to the tempo of the NBA with ease, and he'll continue to log time with the team's second unit behind D'Angelo Russell. At 6-5, Edwards has the skills to fill in at shooting guard and small forward as well, so he should receive enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant moving forward.
Edwards scored 17 points (5-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt) with three rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes in Wednesday's preseason win at Dallas.
He had a strong game on defense in the first half and led the second unit playing point guard for much of the second half and overtime. Edwards was particularly impressive on one defensive possession where he was isolated against Luka Doncic and limited him to a missed shot. Edwards looked for his own shot as the point guard and hit several three-pointers. After a lackluster preseason debut, Edwards looked more like the No. 1 overall draft pick Wednesday. It's not clear how much playing time or responsibility he'll get right away this season, but he could quickly command a larger role if he plays like he did against Dallas.
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