The Golden State Warriors are weighing their options for the 2020 NBA Draft. Anthony Edwards would be an interesting fit for the team.
The Golden State Warriors have a lot of time between now and whenever the NBA Draft actually happens. It’s time to look deeper at how Anthony Edwards could potentially fit with the team.
The Freshman sensation at Georgia quickly raised his draft value by averaging 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds on 40.2 percent shooting from the field. His explosive athleticism made him an exciting prospect to watch on each night and his physical build is special.
Edwards stands at 6’5″ and weighs 225 pounds, making him bigger than most NBA guards. He is pure muscle and has no trouble overpowering weaker opponents on both ends of the floor.
For the Warriors, Edwards could fill in a similar role to that of Andre Iguodala. Iggy was 6’6″ and weighed 216 pounds but was versatile enough on both ends of the floor for the Warriors to run their patented ‘death lineup’.
Edwards can replicate his game after Iguodala. Both have long arms and good strength for their position. Edwards is a skilled ball handler and has every indication of becoming an elite perimeter defender in the future.
Much like Iguodala, Edwards struggles to shoot the 3-pointer. He shot below 30 percent this season but these numbers could improve at the NBA level as he was easily targetted in college as the only true scorer on Georgia’s roster.
Of course, Edwards will have to buy into the Dubs system for any of this to work. He would need to embrace a bench role and understand that his time will come in the future if he continues to grind and develop his game.
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He will not possess the veteran qualities that made Iggy so valuable but Edwards can blossom into a rotational player for the Dubs in a perfect scenario. On the flip side, we all know how quickly an ego can destroy a dynasty. This is a risk the Dubs need to evaluate when looking at Edwards.