Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Anthony Edwards believes he's done enough to be considered an All-Star this year, but the early fan-voting returns have told him otherwise.
Edwards was asked about not being ranked in the top 10 in All-Star voting after Friday's win over the Phoenix Suns, and he said he's more focused on getting his team to the playoffs:
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Anthony Edwards, asked by <a href="https://twitter.com/SneakerReporter?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SneakerReporter</a> if he feels disrespected not getting more mention for All-Star (cough, <a href="https://twitter.com/johnhollinger?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@johnhollinger</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshuaBRobbins?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JoshuaBRobbins</a> cough) <a href="https://t.co/CZab4pK2UO">pic.twitter.com/CZab4pK2UO</a>
Edwards poured in 31 points in Friday's 121-116 victory to help Minnesota improve to 21-22. He's taken on more of a lead role with the Timberwolves amid the absence of star big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been out since Nov. 28 with a calf strain.
The 2020 No. 1 overall pick is averaging career highs of 23.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists. There is still a chance he's named to the All-Star Game as a reserve if the combined vote from the coaches and media determine he's worthy of a spot.