Edwards finished with 29 포인트들, six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes during the Timberwolves’ 124-106 승리 Houston Rockets.
Toward the end of the first half, Edwards nailed one of his six three-pointers and then implored with the Rockets’ bench to call a timeout.
“I was telling the coach to call a da– timeout. Call one. Need a timeout. I’m hot, 확실히,” Edwards told reporters, 통해 Star Tribune.
Edwards was the No. 1 pick of the 2020 NBA Draft by Minnesota. The former Georgia standout averaged 19.3 포인트들, 4.7 리바운드 및 2.9 돕다 72 games in his rookie season.
Fans didn’t get to see Edwards ball out at the Target Center due to COVID-19 protocols last season. The second-year star said it was an incredible atmosphere.
“남자, all I can say is the crowd brings a different type of energy into the gym. Last year it was freezing in the gym. This year it’s hot. You hear everybody. Different atmosphere, 남자,” 그는 덧붙였다.
Minnesota finished toward the bottom of the Western Conference, but if Edwards comes around and can gel well with Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell, then the team may compete for the playoffs this season.