In the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-101 victory over the Miami Heat, Anthony Edwards tried to submit a potential candidate for 'Dunk of the Year', adding to his list of wild plays from the 2021-22 season.
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The No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft got the extension and the elevation before throwing it down over Gabe Vincent's charge attempt.
THIS IS INSANE pic.twitter.com/HgClrCwlzy- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 25, 2021
Unluckily for Edwards, the officials called an offensive foul, meaning the dunk technically didn't count, but the highlight lives on.
"If I'm refereeing that game and you dunk on someone like that, I'm not calling a charge," Edwards said, . "And you at home? I'm not calling a charge."
Edwards had a monster night, recording a game-high 33 points as he stuffed the stat sheet with 14 rebounds, six assists and three steals on 6-of-15 shooting from beyond the arc.
During his rookie season, where he averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists which helped him finish second in the Rookie of the Year voting, Edwards provided us with plenty of highlights last season and possibly even the Dunk of the Year.
While he is enthralling to watch, the 20-year-old has clearly made strides this season and improved across other facets of the game.
In just the first four weeks of the season, he's already erupted for his career-high points tally of 48 against the Warriors and showed off his hoops on the defensive end with this block .
Anthony Edwards' top 5 plays of the season so far
1. We just talked about this one!
THIS WOULD'VE BEEN THE DUNK OF THE YEAR pic.twitter.com/0w9C6vW29x- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 25, 2021
2. Take a look at the hang time on this recent dunk
YOUR 2K PLAYER CAN'T EVEN JUMP LIKE THIS. pic.twitter.com/XTDNJ155VV- Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) November 21, 2021
3. His active hands gets him the steal off of Curry, then he finishes off the alley-oop in transition
Anthony Edwards steal + transition dunk, wow pic.twitter.com/diMYsGwWyZ- Timberwolves Clips (@WolvesClips) November 11, 2021
4. Like I said, it's not just the dunks anymore. Edwards handles are making the highlights packages too this season.
"Ice skates or roller skates?"- Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) November 18, 2021
Anthony Edwards had his defender lost and COOKED him on this play ♨️😬pic.twitter.com/nun8u8Le6f
5. Two-handed hammer
Anthony Edwards transition dunk, assisted by D'Angelo Russell pic.twitter.com/n86Q1Nk3Ho- Timberwolves Clips (@WolvesClips) November 13, 2021
Surely, there are more to come so stay tuned to this page for the latest highlight-reel-worthy Edwards plays.
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