Timberwolves coach says Anthony Edwards has grown two inches since draft

Anthony Edwards is formally noted at 6’4″ — a minimum of in the meantime.

Timberwolves coach Chris Finch stated in an interview with Chris Hine of the Star Tribune that Edwards has actually grown a number of inches in the in 2015 given that the draft and is now more like 6’6″.

He suggested the 20-year-old guard has really gotten taller from the time the Wolves prepared him in November, from around 6-4 to around 6-6.

“This is a very Ant thing,” Finch stated at the Star Tribune cubicle at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday. “He told me, ‘Don’t let me get to 6-6 or I’ll be Michael Jordan.’”

Edwards has actually never ever done not have for self-confidence.

Finch included that the additional number of inches has the training personnel thinking about utilizing Edwards as a small-ball 4 in some lineups. Finch likewise was sincere in supplying some insight into how to coach the young and increasing star.

“He’s an extremely unique player and has all this raw ability, but he’s very literal when you coach him. Like I say to him, ‘I need you to go out and do X,’ he’ll do it,” Finch stated. “We discovered in the last part of the season [when I’d tell him], ‘I need you to get seven rebounds tonight.’ We gave him goals almost every game or every period of time, so you give him stuff to focus on and he went out and did that.”

After a rough start to last season, Edwards ended up balancing 19.3 points and 4.7 helps a video game and was shooting the ball effectively along with establishing colleagues. He ended up second in Novice of the Year ballot and was Very first Group All-Rookie, and most significantly, by the end of the season appeared like a franchise foundation gamer to go next to Karl-Anthony Towns.

How huge a leap Edwards makes into next season is among the type in if the Timberwolves can surpass the wagering chances of 34.5 wins next season and push into a defend among the play-in video game areas in the West.

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