Timberwolves Select Edwards, Bring Rubio Back
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have made Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards the first overall pick in the NBA draft.
They also reached an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire point guard Ricky Rubio in a first-round swap.
The 6-foot-5 Edwards adds a potentially dynamic scorer to the lineup. He led all freshmen in scoring in 2019-20 at 19.1 points per game.
The 19-year-old native of Atlanta slides in next to center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D'Angelo Russell for a Wolves team that finished 19-45 last season.