” He’s, certainly, the man,”
That is just how trainer Steve Kerr defined Anthony Edwards’ duty this summer season on Group U.S.A. at the Globe Mug, where Edwards led the group in racking up.
That is not what Kerr idea of Edwards’ video game prior to the 2020 NBA Draft. The Warriors had the No. 2 choice because draft and also exercised Edwards (that was at some point taken No. 1 by the Timberwolves), and also Edwards keeps in mind extreme words from Kerr that aided place him on a various course. Right here is what Edwards stated throughout Timberwolves media day regarding Kerr informing him throughout an exercise that he had not been striving sufficient, using Jamal Collier of ESPN.
” I assumed I was striving,” Edwards stated at Timberwolves media day on Thursday. “When he came, I was undergoing drills and also he maintained quiting them, like, ‘That’s all you obtained? That’s all you obtained?’ And also I resemble, ‘Bruh, I’m going hard as you desire me to go. What you desire me to do? I’m sweating insane.'”
Edwards signed up with Kerr and also Bob Myers, after that the Warriors group head of state, for supper later on that night, where they restated the very same message, consisting of informing Edwards if they had the No. 1 total option, they would certainly not have actually composed him …
” He resembles, ‘Guy, you have actually reached see Steph [Curry], KD and also Klay [Thompson] exercise,” Edwards stated. “They still was constantly informing me, ‘You really did not strive sufficient. If we had the No. 1 choice, we would not take you.’ And also I was much like, ‘Damn, that’s insane.'”
That seems like a trainer (and also previous gamer) that recognizes just how to light a fire under a prospective celebrity. Edwards confessed as much, claiming heading back to the resort after supper that evening, he was informing his fitness instructor they needed to determine just how he might do even more.
The Timberwolves composed Edwards No. 1 and also the Warriors took James Wiseman No. 2.
Kerr, much more unintentionally, lit a fire under Edwards once again this summer season. Entering Into U.S.A. Basketball training school, Kerr visualized Edwards as the 6th male on Group U.S.A., loading what he called the “Dwayne Wade” duty as a marker let loose off the bench. Edwards desired none of that, claiming “There is no Kobe on this group” (of Wade’s bench duty) and afterwards took place not just to confirm …