Edwards promised a long-term partnership with Minnesota.
ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reported on the 4th (Korean time)메이저놀이터 that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Anthony Edwards had signed a five-year, up to $260 million contract extension.
Edwards’ contract is a five-year, $207 million guarantee, with the total amount increasing to $260 million if the rose rule is met. With this contract, Edwards became the fourth 2020 draftee to win a Max contract after Tyrese Halliburton, Desmond Bain and LaMello Ball.
– Conditions for receiving the benefits of the Rose Rule
1. MVP selection 1 time
2. All-NBA Team selection for the season immediately preceding the extension contract execution or All-NBA Team selection for the preceding two seasons in the preceding season
3. Defensive Player of the Year selection for the season immediately prior to the extension contract execution or Edwards, who was named Defensive Player of the Year in the previous two seasons and
was selected by Minnesota with the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, was an early pick as the future of the Wolves. At the beginning of his debut, he had some ups and downs, but it didn’t take much time for him to rebound. Edwards is now basically a scorer who can expect an average of 20 points or more.
Last season, his third year, he showed further growth by averaging 24.6 points. The driving force behind Minnesota’s ability to make the playoffs despite the long absence of Carl-Anthony Towns was the great performance of Edwards. Edwards, who showed off his outstanding performance, was also honored with being selected as an All-Star for the first time since his debut.
Durability is also one of Edwards’ strengths. Edwards, who played in more than 70 games in all of his first three seasons, missed just three games throughout last season. Not only that, but on a big stage like the playoffs, it has a strong heart to the point where it shows a uniquely stronger appearance.
Minnesota gave Edwards a long-term contract with excellent skills and star quality. Edwards will also participate in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup in late August as a key member of the US National Team.